Monday, March 25, 2019

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 to Win Friends and Influence Listeners

I love this so much, for a bunch of reasons. But most of all, for the way this show knows how to turn a listener into a star on the air. it's a perfect example of...

Contest: You Got This

You Got This is a fun contest that grabs listeners quickly and won't let them go. It's like an ear worm. This promotion gets in listener’s heads, and it drives them crazy, in a good...

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...

Creative Packaging for Weekend Promotions

it's tempting to plan weekend promotions or contests by finding a big prize offer and slapping it on the air. Boom. You're done. Simple and fast. Listen all weekend to win, then tune in...

Promotion: NCAA Basketball Million Dollar Bracket

Every spring, the sports world becomes obsessed with the NCAA college basketball championship tournament. The enthusiasm spreads well beyond sports fans as millions of people fill out their tournament bracket. They compete to demonstrate...

Promotion: Epic 48 Fantasy Contest

You may have heard about Z90/San Diego’s incredible promotion called Epic 48, which turned out to be the first of a series of campaigns. Each is an amazing radio promotion on it's own, but the...

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...

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...

Promote Your Winners!

A research study from NuVooDoo shows that radio listeners, and more importantly, ratings respondents, don't trust radio station contests.  That's not only disturbing, it's frightening. You can address those problems on your station, but it's...

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Feature: Time Machine

Any format can perform this feature, but it fits best on a station that plays more library material, or has older listeners who like...