Radio Drives Restaurant Search

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Food is fabulous!  And it’s even better when someone else prepares it and serves it to you – whether it is in a casual dining establishment, white tablecloth restaurant or even in a to-go bag.

The restaurant industry has undergone vast changes to meet the expectations of consumers.  They seek out unique foods and concepts that are authentic – in both flavor and experience.  They also expect healthy options that will delight the inner foodie in them.

Studies have shown that words and sounds (especially those related to food) can bring imagery to mind – one of radio’s many strengths.  And when you use any of these words or similar tactics within a radio commercial, radio drives restaurant search.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring David Bevins, Chief Operating Officer for Connoisseur Media and Co-Chair of RAB’s Sales Advisory Committee

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with David Bevins, Chief Operating Officer for Connoisseur Media and the co-chair of the RAB’s Sales Advisory Committee.

From pre-call qualifications with potential new advertisers to sellers becoming more of a consultant or advisor to local businesses, David is looking forward to using what they learned from this year into a strong 2019.  With competition at an all-time high, he believes radio sellers are the sustaining resource as the one person who cares so much about local businesses.

Buying Attitudes of Radio Listeners
and Streamers

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Holiday shopping is in full swing.  According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), over 165 million consumers shopped online from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.  When it comes to spending, 77% of consumers will spend the same or more this year than last, based on another NRF survey.

With all this news about shopping, we thought it might be interesting to look at the overall buying habits and attitudes of AM/FM radio and streaming listeners.

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