Radio – Still the One

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

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.

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The Spirit of Radio – Connecting in Times of Business Unusual

Author: Tammy Greenberg, SVP/Business Development, RAB

“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.

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Music Radio Delivers a Diverse Audience

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.

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Radio’s Music Role

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

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.

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Radio: The Best Place to Tell Stories

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

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.

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The Consumer Is At the Center of It All

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

At Nielsen’s recent Consumer 360, the theme was Confronting What’s Next.  There were discussions and presentations on reaching multicultural audiences, using data, artificial intelligence, building brands and more.

There was a lot to be learned from each of the panelists and brand presentations.  But, keeping true to the core of the event, it all boiled down to understanding and reaching the consumer.  More importantly, it was clear that this is the age of the consumer.  The consumer is in control, and wants and expects to be heard.  The consumer is at the center of it all.

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