By now, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is reaching a crescendo for many of us. With aching backs and feet from all the window shopping for ideas to shopping in-store, there is nothing better than sitting down for a good meal.
There are numerous dining options for consumers – from quick-serve to fast casual to sit-down restaurants. With all of these options, enticing their taste buds can be a difficult challenge. How do you reach consumers that are on-the-go or right before they are about to shop? With radio, of course.
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In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Arica McKinnon, Director of Client Solutions, Local Media Analytics at Nielsen. Research is important on many levels. It allows a station the opportunity to learn more about its listeners and it can help to tell a station’s story to an advertiser. Having access to strong local data especially in small or medium markets is not always feasible.
In this podcast they discuss how, Nielsen, through their media analytics division is now providing affordable analytics for local stations and the four key benefits they provide.
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Previous posts have focused on radio’s diversity – its diversity of music, formats and ability to reach different age groups. Radio also reaches a diverse audience – general market, Hispanic and Blacks/African-Americans.
According to African-Americans: Demographic and Consumer Spending Trends, a report released by Packaged Facts, African-American buying power grew 27% to $1.3 trillion – from 2010-2015. That buying power is forecast to grow 16% from 2015-2020.
While many pieces focused on Blacks/African-Americans’ rise during Black History Month, it’s important to note that this is a powerful consumer segment that should be reached for more than just that period of time. Read on to learn about some of the powerful ways that radio reaches this target audience.
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“I’m a purple person.” “I prefer basic black.” “I like to wear bold colors.” People have distinctive tastes and preferences when it comes to clothing or accessories. These preferences are personal, similar to that of radio listening, and similarly, music choice.
A researcher at Heriot-Watt University in the U.K. studied over 36,000 participants’ ratings of 104 music styles and found a direct correlation to their personalities. The study showed that heavy metal music fans are normally calm and comfortable around others, while classical music lovers are often shy and creative. Hard-working and outgoing would be words to describe pop and country music listeners. The relationship between radio and the listener has always been an emotional one but what they listen to is not just personal, it is an extension of who they are.
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“It’s Saturday night, about time to go. Got my white leather jacket and a neon soul. Once I turn on the radio I’m ready to roll.” Those lyrics from Maren Morris’ “80s Mercedes” resonate with everyone. Who doesn’t know that feeling of getting in the car, turning the radio on and listening to your favorite songs? Continue reading “Radio Rules the Road”
Isn’t it amazing how sometimes you hear a portion of a song on the radio and the tune just stays in your head? You find yourself humming, tapping or just moving your head to the beat even when you’re nowhere near a radio – but you just learned a new song. That, my friends, is the power of radio – learning about new music.
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