Growing with Multicultural

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

According to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045 50.3% of the U.S. population will be comprised of what is now considered racial minorities – Hispanic, Black/African-American, Asian, multiracial and others. While 2045 is more than two decades away, the shift is already impacting the marketing and advertising perspectives and strategies among many of today’s top national advertisers.

Last week, during the 2018 Association of National Advertisers (ANA) “Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference,” CMOs, marketing strategists, bloggers, TV hosts and even comedians spoke to the behavior and buying power of these consumer segments.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Elaina Smith, Co-host of NASH Nights Live and Host of the Podcast “Women Want to Hear Women”

As the conversation continues to escalate, podcasting is proving to be a great brand extension for Radio’s on-air talent. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Elaina Smith, co-host of NASH Nights Live heard every day Monday through Sunday 7PM-Midnight. A hot topic in country radio is the lack of female artists being played on-air. Elaina has taken this topic and created the opportunity to change that conversation with her podcast, entitled “Women Want to Hear Women”.

By cross promoting between her daily radio show and her podcast audience, she also reaches out through social media to help extend her brand.  As she says, never underestimate the power of a hashtag.

Radio Drives Auto Search

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Consumers today, specifically auto-buying intenders, shop differently.  Reasons for differences in their shopping behavior are due to age, brand awareness and ad influence.  Thanks to data collection via technology, there are now ways to quantify the impact of advertising and more importantly, the specific impact that can be attributed directly to radio.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Brad Deutsch, Principal with the Law Firm Garvey, Schubert, Barer

As more states begin to legalize the use and sale of marijuana, the options for marijuana advertisers are slim.  There is great complexity and confusion as to the opportunities for radio to tap into this new revenue stream.

During this edition, Annette Malave, SVP-Insights of the RAB, speaks with Brad Deutsch, principal with the law firm Garvey, Schubert, Barer about the legality and potential consequences of marijuana advertising on radio.

Radio Rocked the Masters


Photo Credit: Radio Advertising Bureau

Author: Tammy Greenberg, SVP/Business Development, RAB

Last week, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) hosted their annual premier event, “The Masters of Marketing.”  Commonly referred to as simply “The Masters” or the “Super Bowl” of the marketing industry, this event is one-of-a-kind in that it brings 3,000 CMOs, entrepreneurs, brand stewards, media executives, creative professionals, technology experts, digital leaders, research, insights and data folks together to share experiences, and provides the opportunity to learn from successful marketers about their challenges, opportunities, trends, best practices and successes taking place across the marketing ecosystem.

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