Radio Has a Great Story

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

As states across the country locked down, it created massive shifts in behaviors and routines. We’ve all read about studies that have analyzed the shifts and the overall mood by people across the country. One thing was evident among all these studies – people are missing what they did every day.

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BONUS – Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring More From Our Panel of Research Experts

The responses from our panel of research experts was so good we just had to probe further!

In this bonus episode of Radio on Main Street Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, posed one last question – “Under the current circumstances, what type of impact do you think research and measurement surveys will have moving forward?”

We think you’ll agree, the answers are well worth a listen.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Research Experts From Research Companies and Broadcasting

There has been a lot interest in understanding how peoples’ behavior has changed during these unusual times.  With shelter in place orders due to COVID-19 and just thinking about our own behavior, are we consuming more media? Have our buying habits changed?  As we communicate with our advertisers, being able to answer these types of questions about our radio listeners behavior is more important than ever.

In this episode, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, speaks with experts from research companies and research experts at broadcast companies to find out – “How do we make sense of the new research information we are discovering?”

Navigating the New Auto Purchase Journey

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Think of the last time you went to buy or lease a new car. What were the steps you took? How long was the actual shopping and buying process? If you are like most people, it took about three months to shop, and a lot of it was done online.

The greater question is, what impact will COVID-19 have on the auto purchase journey?

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Local is a Driving Force

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Local truly matters. If there is one thing that everyone has learned during this pandemic, it is how important local businesses and communities matter – to everyone. When this all began, little did anyone realize how much walking into local businesses would be missed. You walk in, say “hello,” and if you frequent them enough, they call you by your first name. This event has been a very painful reminder of how much these local businesses mean to all of us.

Kelton Global, a consumer insights and strategy consulting firm, has been analyzing consumer behavior and sentiment since the onset of the pandemic. The most current data shows that 52% of Americans believe that the long-term effects of the coronavirus will be mostly positive than negative, and 9 out of 10 believe that there will be one positive change to come out of the outbreak.

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Radio Ad Categories Web Increases During COVID-19

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

It may be hard to imagine, but it was just a few years ago that headlines focused on how a particular generation was changing and impacting everything – from the workplace, to food and shopping. It is without question that 2020 will be marked as a year that impacted how and where all consumers shop.

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