Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Online Contest: Best DJ

The Best DJ is a great promotion that can turn into free marketing at clubs all through your community. It's a user-generated content promotion to find your city's best DJ or club mixer. If you're...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Contest: Breakfast With Your Show

Breakfast With Your Show is a promotion that takes advantage of one of radio strengths. When you first consider this idea, you'll probably think that it's so simple it won't work. But it does, because...

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....

Promotion: Phrase That Pays

The Phrase That Pays is a branding campaign with a cash incentive to repeat the station’s key positioning statement, causing listeners to pay attention, learn, recite and recall a slogan. If you're in a diary...

A Guide To Make Online Photo Contests Rock

Online photo contests can be a great way to activate your audience. They're fun, interactive and often generate sharing that can expose your radio station to new potential listeners. If you have time and resources to...

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Win The Most Music Battle By Playing 2 More Songs Each...

The battle over most music rages, though today's competition comes from new technology as much (or more) than from other radio stations. If programmers...