Monday, January 21, 2019

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...

Online Contest: Selfie Promotion

Photo contests are popular. Selfies are hotter. Put them together and you have a selfie contest that showcases your brand. And a selfie promotion that puts listeners in a position to show off is...

Shocker: How Many Promos Does Your Campaign Need? More Than You Think

It’s becoming more and more difficult to inspire audiences to take action. Listeners are increasingly distracted and there is more competition for limited attention. But beyond that, radio stations in general often fall short...

5 Keys To An Online Giveaway

Sweepstakes, contests and online giveaways are increasingly popular among marketers competing for attention of their social media audience, and their radio listeners. You probably run several every month on your website. You think you can do them...

Why The Last Contest Is Timeless

Many of you reading this weren't even alive in 1972, but most of you have heard of one of the greatest radio contests in radio history. The Last Contest is a legendary promotion that...

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...

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...

Creative Packaging for Weekend Promotions

it's tempting to plan weekend promotions or contests by finding a big prize offer and slapping it on the air. Boom. You're done. Simple and fast. Listen all weekend to win, then tune in...

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...

Promotion: Visit the Real Santa Claus

Every child knows that the real Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. And every child-and their parents-would want to visit Santa at his home. But, where is that exactly? Can you go there?...

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Coaching Talent: How To Inspire Personalities In a Rut

Ask any sports coach, teacher or parent about their biggest challenge, and it won't take long for them to say something about working with...