What makes a great radio ad? Is there a magic formula or do you just have to have a gift? In today’s post, some of radio’s great creative minds share their thoughts and approach to writing great radio ads. Have you tried their approach in the past? Please tell us what you think about their suggestions.
“Radio is one of the few remaining mediums with captive audiences. They can’t click away from you; they can’t skip ahead. While they are driving in their car, you own their attention,” said Chris Smith, Brand Creative Group Head from The Richards Group, as he was emphasizing radio’s continued relevance as a great storytelling mechanism despite all other advertising choices.
Continue reading “The Secret Formula to Great Radio Ads”
You’ve all heard about radio’s incredible reach and its ability to create relevant imagery in a person’s mind. Did you know that radio is great at selling shiny new objects, too? Yes, it can help to sell watches, earrings, bracelets and rings – oh my! According to National Jeweler.com, the holiday sales are off to a strong start.
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Radio, the top reach medium, provides news, traffic, music to the over 247 million listeners every week. Radio delivers content that listeners want wherever and whenever they want it, but radio is also more than that. Radio is part of the community.
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Today’s post is courtesy of Maura Kautsky, VP Marketing NextRadio
I saw this funny quote the other day that couldn’t be timelier “Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed”. And boy has that data evolved. As you read from the previous blog, marketers are moving from big data to data attribution which provides insight into what receives credit for conversion. Continue reading “Let Radio Data Tell the Story”
Broadcast radio has many strengths. It’s live and local. You can tune in to hear your favorite songs, get the latest weather and traffic updates. Maybe you turn it on just to keep you company or hear the play-by-play of the game. But radio also has other strengths that are often taken for granted, and even sometimes, overlooked.
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Today’s post is courtesy of Jim Spaeth and Alice K. Sylvester of Sequent Partners.
“ROI.” “ROI.” “ROI.” whined Jan Brady.
Ok, maybe not, but you can’t go too far these days without encountering the term Return on Investment. ROI performance is on everyone’s mind – auto dealers, big retailers, movie companies … all of radio’s advertisers.
But just as we wrapped our heads around the advanced math of econometric marketing mix models, the measurement world changed. Today, the venerable, powerful marketing mix models are considered too slow, too macro and too backwards-thinking for most marketers. They need tools that are more granular and more comprehensive – tools like they have in digital, where they can attribute sales to digital touchpoints and map a consumer’s journey from search to website to reviewers’ blogs to Facebook to Amazon.
Attribution modeling is leaving the digital ecosystem and will play a key role in cross-platform ROI analysis. It’s a very hot topic full of promise and right now, some bluster.
Continue reading “Marketing Measurement Evolves:
Why You Should Care About Multi-Touch Attribution”