Monday, August 2, 2021

Why Contests Work: Radio Contest Players Are Ratings Respondents

Why do radio stations offer promotions and contests? After all, the vast majority of listeners come for entertainment elements, don't they? It's about the music, information or personality. True. But radio contests work because...

Call In To Win Contests Don’t Work

In this article, I outline how contests are effective in reaching high value respondents: High value respondents are those who participate with ratings services! They're the most valuable of all, right? Of course. But...

How to Use Text To Win To Triple Ratings

Triple radio ratings? Great headline, huh? No, it's not click bait. Well, maybe a little. But it's true, and I'll show you how one of my clients tripled ratings just by creating contests with...

Excite Your Audience With Unique Experiences

If your station is struggling to reach the millennial generation, or Generation Now, it could be that you’re programming to values held by past generations. It used to be that we could excite an...

8 Must-Follow Guidelines To Bulletproof Radio Contests

Radio contests are popular with broadcasters and with listeners. But you can bulletproof radio contests by observing some basic must-follow guidelines for successful contests. Some of them seem like common sense. But most station aren't...

Showcase Contests Attract Broad Audiences

Contests are more popular than ever. The data is indisputable. Research proves that a record number of consumers participate in interactive promotions. If the radio stations find the right incentives, they can attract listeners with Showcase...

Contest Execution: Two for You and a Pair to Share

Nearly every radio station gives away prizes. As a result, most fail to get attention for it. Station A and Station B both have big prize giveaways. They tend to cancel out one another....

4 Ways Radio Contests Appeal to Emotions

Everything on the radio should be designed to appeal to emotions. That isn't a big surprise, because we all make choices based on emotions, not facts. But how about contests and promotions? Listen to...

9 Tips For Developing a Contest Strategy

As you plan and prepare a contest strategy, or any individual promotion campaign, stop for a moment and think: What are you really trying to achieve? Many times, stations run off and execute good tactical...

This Should Scare You: Listeners Think Contests Are Rigged

Most radio stations conduct contests and promotions, especially during ratings periods. There's a good reason for it, too. Ratings respondents are far more likely to participate than non-ratings respondents. But, as we've been warning...

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