Sunday, July 21, 2019

Promotion: The Secret Beneficiary

If you're all about making a big deal out of winners, this contest is not for you. You can't promote the winner. A contest without a named winner? Why would your station do that?...

Follow this Example to Market Brand Values

Radio needs more stations that market brand values the way WCIC in Peoria does in this Christmas campaign. They've invested in the equity of their station's position in the market in a way that...

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?...

Promotion: Christmas Wish

You're probably familiar with Christmas Wish, but not all Christmas Wish promotions are successful. There are a lot of moving parts behind the scenes that are the key to success. Here's one that really stands...

WestJet Wins Hearts With Incredible Christmas Promotion

This is brilliant marketing. It's the type of thing that radio stations should specialize in. WestJet captured the moment with a brilliant promotion that reached consumers on an emotional level at Christmas. Consumers typically don't have warm feelings...

Online Contest: Scared of Santa

Photo contests are highly engaging and, when executed properly, they can add a lot of traffic to your website or social media pages. A Scared of Santa or Scared of the Easter Bunny contest...

Promotion: Cash For Christmas

When a personality can tug at the heart, listeners will never forget. When you combine that heart with cash for Christmas, you have the potential of a powerful, memorable on-air contest. This is a key...

Game: Are You Christmas Smart?

Are You Christmas Smart game is a terrific game that is easy to play. You can play it every day in December leading up to Christmas. In fact, it's strong enough to play 2-3...

Promotion: Breaking and Entering Christmas

Several personalities make this an annual feature. The idea of Breaking and Entering Christmas is to bring the holidays to families who are experiencing some misfortune in their lives. How To Do Breaking and Entering...

Promotion: Home For The Holidays

As the song says, "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays", but many aren't able to make it home for various reasons (logistics, financial, etc.). Home for the Holidays is a promotion that...

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Effective Talent Coaching Demands Customized Feedback

I was working with a new morning show consisting of a very intelligent, polished and accomplished entertainer with little radio experience and a host...