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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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5 Writing Skills That Improve Promos

Writing skills translate to virtually every business, including radio performance. Improve your writing, and the thought process while writing, and on-air personalities will become...