Saturday, May 18, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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How to Inject Personality in Show Imaging

Every element on the air should be an opportunity to promote, position and entertain. Everything! It's amazing how small tweaks in building more brand...