An online search for Gen Z will deliver results in the billions regarding various topics and industries. If you are wondering why, it is because they are about to become the largest and most important consumer target. They may also be the most complex.
Last week’s post highlighted radio advertising as trusted by consumers, according to a YouGov survey. The latest Total Audience Report from Nielsen not only confirms that finding, but also illustrates that radio ads are very/somewhat trustworthy among adults 18-34. Yes, they are listening, and they trust the ads they hear on radio.
“There’s something about the spirit of radio. It helps us all to know each other better and gives us a sense of purpose and community in a time where we need those things more than ever.”
– Adam Grant, Creative Director, AKQA (abridged).
Historically speaking, in periods of great challenge, truly there is no more important medium than local radio. In uncertain and unpredictable times, broadcast radio has proven that it is the backbone of the country’s information distribution system, with increased listening among consumers across all of its platforms.
Contributor: Jay Nachlis, Associate Consultant/Marketing Director, Coleman Insights
Radio is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. It’s one of the advantages and calling cards of local radio stations — the ability to reach specific audiences with differing tastes. Understanding differences in music tastes and usage helps validate the effectiveness of radio as a local, targeted medium for advertisers.
Have you ever wondered why hearing certain songs on the radio makes you smile? Other than it might be your favorite song or stir up a memory, there are some scientific facts to support your enjoyment. Listening to music has been proven to make you smarter and more productive. Music is also known to make people happy and elevate their mood. Perhaps this is part of the reason why people tune in to radio. But radio plays another important role – music.
In today’s social world, consumers will connect, engage and follow brands that reflect their mindset and lifestyle. It’s one of the biggest challenges that brands have today. Developing that connection begins first with brand awareness or exposure. Numerous advertisers have successfully used radio to do just that – drive brand awareness and influence purchase intent. Nielsen studies have pointed to the important role radio plays in the effectiveness of any campaign. Also, one look at any of the Radio Mercury Award winners proves the impact and success that brands can experience.