Radio Reaches Health and Fitness
Club Members

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Parties. Food. Time with friends and family — and more food.

During this time of the year, everyone begins to talk about their resolutions for the New Year.  One of the most common resolutions is getting fit/going to the gym.

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Club Members”

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Chris Beresford-Hill, CCO at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY and the 2019 Radio Mercury Awards Chief Judge

In this edition, Leah Kamon, who leads marketing and communications at the RAB, speaks with Chris Beresford-Hill, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY and the 2019 Radio Mercury Awards Chief Judge.

Chris riffs about audio, creative collaboration at the agency, how he approaches radio, and his feelings about Awards shows and specifically the Radio Mercury Awards.

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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Top 10 Radio Show Takeaways

Photo Credit: RAB/NAB Radio Show 2018

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

During the 2018 Radio Show, the overarching theme was about data – demystifying it, understanding where to get and how to use it as well as the opportunities it can create.

In addition, throughout the Radio Show, there was a secondary message: Radio is a strong and nimble medium that continues to evolve, to not only meet but exceed the demands and expectations of its listeners and advertising partners.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Angela Kluke, Director of Sales Training & Product Development for MBC Broadcasting

In this edition of Radio on Main Street, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Angela Kluke, Director of Sales Training & Product Development for MBC Broadcasting.  The company operates throughout Ontario, Canada with a focus on small and medium markets.

Since this podcast was recorded we have learned the company has been listed on the “Growth 500” list of Canada’s fastest growing companies for the 8th consecutive year, an amazing accomplishment for any organization.

Political Media Buying 2018: Late September Update – Where Does Radio Fit?

Contributor: Leo Kivijarv, Ph.D., Executive Vice President & Director of Research of PQ Media

Similar to 2016, the use of past trends to predict the outcome of an election that have been applicable for decades are now void. Thus, “it’s about the economy, stupid,” coined by Democratic strategist James Carville during the 1992 Bush-Clinton presidential election, should have been important in the 2018 election – it is not. Although the economy strengthened during the summer, which normally is an indication that the incumbent party will maintain control, the Republican Party continued its downward spiral during that period. It was not uncommon over the past three months to look at polls, and subsequent political forecasting websites each week, and find a House, Senate and/or gubernatorial seat considered safe in July had shifted to being likely, leaning or tilting Republican, which meant that the lead over the Democratic candidate had shrunk substantially. Furthermore, too many Republican seats that were likely, leaning or titling Republican in July have become toss-ups, while other Republican seats that were toss-ups in July shifted to likely, leaning or tilting Democratic. For example, one political forecaster switched 11 Republican safe seats in July to likely, leaning or tilting Republican in September. Another forecaster expanded the number of toss-ups from 24 to 30 seats during that period, with the Republicans bearing all the bad news. It should be noted that it wasn’t six new Republican seats that became toss-ups – it was more – as numerous toss-ups in July are likely, leaning, and tilting Democratic in September. Meanwhile, the Democratic party gleefully watched some of the Democratic toss-up seats become likely, leaning or tilting Democratic, as well as likely, leaning or titling Democratic seats in July that are now safe seats in September.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room once more – control of Congress. Have the odds changed dramatically during the last three months that will allow the Democrats to regain the majority in both the Senate and House? Has the addition of new candidates, once thought safe, resulted in candidates and SuperPacs raising more money? If the answer is yes to the previous question, are there certain media platforms that will benefit from the rise in political media buying?

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