Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Bruno Tabbi, President of Ignition
Toll Free

Have you ever been in a car listening to a radio spot for a product or service that interested you and then they asked you to call them? You didn’t have a pen handy nor did you have anything to write the phone number on.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB, speaks with Bruno Tabbi, President of Ignition Toll Free. His company specializes in providing vanity toll-free phone numbers for businesses. A vanity number is a phone number that spells out a memorable word or phrase and can be used to create and establish a recognized brand. More specifically, a vanity number provides an advertiser with a specific response mechanism that helps them get the results they are expecting.

Radio’s Amazing Numbers

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Radio is an extension of every part of us.  It’s our ears that listen. It’s our fingers that touch the dial or app.  It’s our eyes when we want to know the traffic.  It’s our heart when we hear the songs that we grew up with, and it’s our soul when we hear of any devastation in a local community.

Radio is an incredible force and impacts listeners like no other medium does. A look at some of the figures that pertain to radio helps to both quantify and qualify radio as a powerful medium.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Gabe Hobbs, President of Gabe Hobbs Media

According to Nielsen’s PPM data for the period January through November of last year, the News/Talk format captured the largest share of the 6+ audience with 10% of all listening being in the format, which likely benefited from the election cycle.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President & CEO of the RAB, speaks with Gabe Hobbs, President of Gabe Hobbs Media and one of the format’s most respected experts. They discuss the state of talk radio and the importance of sales and programming working together for a common goal.

Reaching African American and Hispanic Listeners Across
The Infinite Dial

Contributor:  Laura Ivey, Director of Research, Edison Research

Today’s environment of almost unlimited audio choices means advertisers and stations must craft targeted messages and personalized outreach to listeners. The more we understand consumers, the better we are able to speak to them, which brings importance to the understanding of ethnic listeners and their digital media habits.

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The Infinite Dial”

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Leigh Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Research Analysis at Nuvoodoo Media Services

Research can be a great tool to help us understand more about a specific topic or subject. With information at our fingertips , it allows us to not only learn but it allows us to reach new conclusions.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Leigh Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Research Analysis at Nuvoodoo Media Services. He reinforces what an amazing, vibrant medium Radio is and the importance of the connections we make with listeners.

Radio Matters to Auto Dealers

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), auto dealers had a trillion dollars in sales in 2018. Sales for 2019 have been difficult due to winter storms, the impact of the government shutdown and lower tax refunds. While vehicle sales may be affected by external influences, dealerships continue to advertise.

As a top spending ad category across multiple media, it’s important to understand the view dealerships have of the media options available to them. Continue reading “Radio Matters to Auto Dealers”