The Voice That Keeps You Company

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

During RAB’s team coverage of CES 2020, John Holdridge of Fullscreen, a social content company, believes that there is a pending social recession. He said that people may “optimize their time for their health and well-being, there may be a point of turn-off for social.” How can eliminating social media be beneficial to a person’s health and well-being? According to a survey sponsored by the Cigna Health Insurance Company, loneliness is at an all-time high and triggered using social media. On the other hand, some studies have pointed to audio and voice as an aid to battle loneliness.

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Celebrating the Black Consumer

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

February is Black History Month, also known as African American Month. It celebrates and recognizes the roles that African Americans have played in shaping U.S. history. Originally established as Black History Week by American historian Carter G. Woodson, it was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1976.

As consumers, African Americans have a buying power of $1.3 trillion and are 47.8 million strong. They are socially active – as end-users as well as influencers. They also spend more time with media across devices – specifically radio, than the U.S. population in general.

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The Pulse on Audio

Author: Tammy Greenberg, SVP/Business Development, RAB

Staying in tune with the advertising community, with regards to their opinions as it relates to radio and audio, is key to success for radio stations and advertisers alike. Opinion research provides a solid read on the pulse of the community, who are surveyed on specific topics. Brands are able to see how their brand compares and gain valuable strategic insights. Radio stations can also gain insight into current perceptions that can be shared and addressed among the advertising community.  For these reasons, in 2019, RAB launched Audio Pulse™ – a polling mechanism to gauge the advertising community opinion on radio, as well as audio’s value and core competencies.

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Radio Show 2019 – Top Takeaways

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Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

“Radio, Streaming, Podcasting.” During the reimagined 2019 Radio Show, session content touched on all aspects of the audio landscape and delivering insights applicable to all media and advertising professionals.

In session after session, the overarching message was simple. The content broadcast stations deliver to listeners is the core differentiator when compared to other audio sources and how that content is delivered should and will be embraced – regardless of platform or device.

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Radio Leads the Charge in the
Audio World

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Today, consumers have a multitude of audio options to choose from — broadcast, satellite, pure-plays and podcasts — across a multitude of devices. In other words, audio has never been hotter.

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