Friday, July 20, 2018

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...

Showcase Contests Attract Broad Audiences

Contests are more popular than ever. The data is indisputable. Research proves that a record number of consumers are participating with  interactive promotions. If we can just find the right incentives, we can attract...

4 Ways Radio Contests Appeal to Emotions

Everything you do on the radio should be designed to appeal to emotions. That isn't a big surprise, but can you do this with everything? How about contests and promotions? If we created radio contests...

Why Cash May Not Be King of Contests Anymore

Spin 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...

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 dayparts or...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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