Monday, January 21, 2019

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?...

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...

Geek Alert: Science of How Radio Contests Work

Geek alert: This is full of math and statistics. Sorry. But please stick it out and grind through it because it proves that radio contests work. They do drive ratings, if you execute and...

Why Cash May Not Be King of Contests Anymore

gitiveSpin the radio dial and you'll hear contests and promotions on nearly every frequency. It's part of what radio does well. And it works to herd those ratings respondents to your radio station. But...

Promotion: Phrase That Pays

The Phrase That Pays is a branding campaign with a cash incentive to repeat the station’s key positioning statement, causing listeners to pay attention, learn, recite and recall a slogan. If you're in a diary...

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...

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...

Proof That Radio Contest Players Are Ratings Respondents

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

Promotion: Cash For Christmas

When a personality can tug at the heart, listeners will never forget. When you combine that heart with cash for Christmas, you have the potential of a powerful, memorable on-air contest. This is a key...

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...

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Why Howard Stern Is King of All Interviewers

Like every great performance artist, interviewers are able to tell a story. Great personalities make interviews seem effortless. It seems so easy, everyone seems...