Monday, October 22, 2018

Promotion: Epic 48 Fantasy Contest

You may have heard about Z90/San Diego’s incredible promotion called Epic 48, which turned out to be the first of a series of campaigns. Each is an amazing radio promotion on it's own, but the...

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: Pack Your Bags

Pack Your Bags is fun on the air and off. It creates a terrific event in public and lends itself well to cross-promotion with other media (television) and digital (online). At the same time, you can...

Promotion: Win a Baby

Win a Baby is a great promotion for the right station. Who's ideal? A station that appeals to women and doesn't mind dealing with controversy. The controversy isn't so much what actually happens, but rather...

Promotion: 12 Strays

Many stations do a public service by publicizing the need for adopting from a shelter. It's a great cause, particularly if you have a pet lover on your show. But when you frame it...

Promotion: Been Tipped Over

One of the most powerful ways to grow “roots” in your community is through emotional “from the heart" promotions. Been Tipped Over does this in an unexpected way. In doing so, stations can generate...

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: 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...

Super Bowl Vote Off

The Super Bowl Vote Off (you can probably think of a better name-Super Bowl Survivor?) is a great promotion if your local team is in the Super Bowl. It’s even better if you’re in...

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?...

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Sorting It Out: Hashtags vs Mentions # vs @

Twitter and Instagram are terrific tools to communicate with your audience. It’s worth the investment in time and resources. So, it you’re going to...