Monday, January 21, 2019

Online Contest: Selfie Promotion

Photo contests are popular. Selfies are hotter. Put them together and you have a selfie contest that showcases your brand. And a selfie promotion that puts listeners in a position to show off is...

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...

Contest: The $1,000 Playlist

The $1,000 Playlist works for any format in any market. It's a new execution of the old Song Scramble game. $1,000 is an ideal amount to offer, but the game is the appeal, so don't...

Find New Listeners With Online Contests

When talking with marketers about the value of contests and sweepstakes in their promotion strategy, the conversation always turns to the value of the type of person that enters to win. There's almost always...

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...

Promotion: Visit the Real Santa Claus

Every child knows that the real Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. And every child-and their parents-would want to visit Santa at his home. But, where is that exactly? Can you go there?...

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...

Promotion: Last Prize Standing

Last Prize Standing is a great promotion that sounds a lot bigger than it actually is. It has aspects of The Last Contest, the classic KCBQ/San Diego promotion from the late 70s, which remains...

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...

A Unique Way To Give Away Prizes

Contests on the air should be just as much about entertainment as incentive. If you can attract the highly reactive ratings respondents with the prize and engage non-prize players (listeners) with the content, you can have...

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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...