Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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....

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...

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...

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...

Attract Today’s Radio Listeners: Be Authentic

Radio has some problems. But you already know that. Today's adults (millennials) didn't grow up listening to the radio or reading newspapers. Their television viewing habits are different. That means broadcasters must learn new...

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...

Call In To Win Contests Don’t Work

In this article, I outline how contests are effective in reaching high value respondents: High value respondents are those who participate with ratings services! They're the most valuable of all, right? Of course. But...

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...

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...

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...

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Use This Checklist For Great In-Studio Guests

Interviews can be terrific, or a nightmare, and the difference is usually making sure you're prepared well in advance. This is especially true for...