Monday, March 25, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Contest: Crack The Code

Crack the Code is one of the stickiest promotions on the radio. If you do it right, it engages listeners, seducing them into more and more appointment tune ins, and gives you a dynamic...

Contest: 1 Song 1 Second $1,000

1 Song, 1 Second, $1,000.  So simple, fast and addictive. And it's sexy. This should be a benchmark as a station promotion and/or a show feature. There are many ways to play this game. it can...

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...

Promotion: Epic 48 Fantasy Contest

You may have heard about Z90/San Diego’s incredible promotion called Epic 48, which turned out to be the first of a series of campaigns. Each is an amazing radio promotion on it's own, but the...

Contest: Secret Sound

Secret Sound can be a simple feature on a radio show as a daily or weekly game. Or it could expand into a major promotion. It's best when the game hard to solve and stretches for...

Contest: Beat The Bank

Beat the Bank is a great contest because it's easy to play, adds drama on the air and offers the appeal of a large prize without having to pay off every time. The promotion works...

Contest: Breakfast With Your Show

Breakfast With Your Show is a promotion that takes advantage of one of radio strengths. When you first consider this idea, you'll probably think that it's so simple it won't work. But it does, because...

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Every radio show should undergo a makeover once or twice a year. That’s how you stay fresh and relevant. This is my proven technique of...