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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....

6 Factors to Determine Ideal Promotion Length

One of the most difficult decisions for programmers, promotion managers and air talent is timing. Since listeners don't pay much attention, it's easy to assume a promotion campaign should be longer. But what about...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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When To Break For Commercials

Radio stations need to re-evaluate their programming clocks. But more than that, programmers and personalitie need to learn how to earn extra quarter hours...