Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6 Factors to Determine Ideal Promotion Length

One of the most difficult decisions for programmers, promotion managers and air talent is timing. Since listeners don't pay much attention, it's easy to assume a promotion campaign should be longer. But what about...

Stretch Your Contest Budget: Create a Listener Experience

Many times, program directors and promotion managers are trapped in thinking that everything the station does has to be larger than life, over-the-top promotions that blow listeners away with how big it is. That's...

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...

A Unique Way To Give Away Prizes

Contests on the air should be just as much about entertainment as incentive. If you can attract the highly reactive ratings respondents with the prize and engage non-prize players (listeners) with the content, you can have...

Text To Win Legal Considerations

Text to win contests have become popular ways for radio stations to conduct contests and promotions, and for good reasons. Response rates are much higher because it's easier. And a text contest appeals to...

How To Get Maximum Value From Group Contests

Among the curiosities that cause me to lose sleep is how program directors and air personalities place relatively low value on content that isn’t originated locally. It happens in several categories, including group contests. Like...

Contests: How Much Hype Is Too Much Hype?

Just when you thought you figured out how to influence ratings with your contest strategy, this happens. Suddenly you question everything you thought you knew. There's evidence that your audience thinks you're guilty of...

Giveaway Strategy: One Day Contests Can Be A Big Winner

Here’s an interesting question that is sure to inspire a spirited debate between programmers. Which has more promotional value: Giving away valuable prizes by spreading them across several days (or weeks) and...

Entry Forms That Build a Smart Database

A radio station's database is a powerful weapon. Some clients have fan databases worth well over $1 million per year. But a smart database that delivers ratings and revenue doesn't happen by accident. It requires...

How the Contest Prize Offer Affects Response

You have a limited contest budget. It's imperative to get the best bang for your buck. How will you spend that money to get the most value? There's no doubt that the prize offer...

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