Friday, February 22, 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?...

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...

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...

Contest: Beat The Bank

Beat the Bank is a great contest because it's easy to play, adds drama on the air and offers the appeal of a large prize without having to pay off every time. The promotion works...

Promotion: Who’s On (Your Station)

A measure of what makes a great promotion is the ability to create excitement on the air while inspiring your audience to actively participate and share. That's what The Who's On promotion can do...

Promotion: Father and Daughter Reunion

Jeff & Jer did the best Father's Day promotion I've ever heard, creating a father and daughter reunion on the air. The promotion can be done anytime, but Father's Day is clearly a natural...

Contest: Secret Sound

Secret Sound can be a simple feature on a radio show as a daily or weekly game. Or it could expand into a major promotion. It's best when the game hard to solve and stretches for...

Promotion: Starbucks Pay It Forward

A promotion doesn't have to be a big moment. Many times, it's a small thing. That's why this Starbucks Pay it Forward idea is so successful. On the way to a meeting, Jeff Dauler, the...

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...

Contest: Crack The Code

Crack the Code is one of the stickiest promotions on the radio. If you do it right, it engages listeners, seducing them into more and more appointment tune ins, and gives you a dynamic...

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How To Double Your Ratings

Yeah, a headline like Double Your Ratings immediately makes you think it will be followed with some flippant comment like, "Get twice as many...