Sunday, December 16, 2018

Say Happy Birthday For a Free Audience Building Tactic

Free is the right price. A free audience building tactic is even better! And this is so easy, it seems like it's cheating. But just taking the time to recognize listeners personally by saying...

The Incredible Power of Super-Listeners

Most radio stations already have enough listeners. We would, of course, always like more. More is better. But I'm guessing you have enough to be #1 with the target audience at least. And probably...

How To Make Your Database a High Leverage Weapon

Most radio stations have a database, but few know what to do with it. In our media world of shrinking budgets and increased pressure, actively managing one-to-one listener relationships often takes a back seat....

Sure-Fire Guide To Turbo-Charge Email Open Rates

Email marketing is still one of the best ways to build deeper relationships with a radio audience. But even the best content is useless if the email isn’t opened. And if nobody reads the...

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...

How To Get Free Audience Research

Radio stations have a tremendous advantage over most businesses. We have a large audience that is willing to respond with feedback if we ask for it properly. Mine that resource, can you can get...

The Value of Fans To a Radio Station

Radio stations spend a lot of time and money chasing cume. And cume is important, for sure. The more customers, the better the chance to build a loyal fan base. But many stations put...

Entry Forms That Build a Smart Database

A radio station's database is a powerful weapon. Some clients have fan databases worth well over $1 million per year. But a smart database that delivers ratings and revenue doesn't happen by accident. It requires...

A Step By Step Guide to Effective Automated Email Campaigns

Once a radio station has committed to email marketing as a part of the listener engagement strategy, you’ll want to take advantage of the capabilities of this powerful tool. Email is one of the...

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...

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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...