Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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...

Promote Your Winners!

A research study from NuVooDoo shows that radio listeners, and more importantly, ratings respondents, don't trust radio station contests.  That's not only disturbing, it's frightening. You can address those problems on your station, but it's...

The Play Along Factor In Radio Contests

Interactivity is one of the most important aspects of any radio show. Even if the audience doesn't actively participate, they should be engaged with personalities. But many radio stations and shows make it hard...

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...

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...

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...

Promotion 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....

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...

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...

Get More Promotion Buzz For Your Brand

The goals of every contest or promotion should be to attract ratings, become more top of mind and create promotion buzz for your brand. A great campaign can extend your appeal beyond the station...

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Manage Radio Features Like Disneyland

Broadcasters agonize over on-air  features. They love adding new ones, but often fail to move out the old. To stay out of programming ruts, PD's must manage...