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Americans Are Planning Their Summer TRAVEL!

May 26, 2022

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The pandemic forced many of us to put all or most of our travel plans on hold these past two years. Travel restrictions continue to ease up, allowing Americans to re-start their travel plans for their next great vacation. What are the trends for travel this summer? How can Radio assist with travel planning?

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What the 2022 Jacobs Media Tech Survey Really Means for Radio

May 19, 2022

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The recently released 2022 Jacobs Media Tech Survey contained – as always – a treasure trove of insight into the attitudes of radio listeners. What makes this annual release so valuable is the trending information it provides. While radio remains a strong player in the audio entertainment landscape, there are some concerns.

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Back to Basics: What’s the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Your Schedule?

May 12, 2022

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What does Reach and Frequency really mean to the advertiser? And what’s the difference between Gross Rating Points (GRPs) and Gross Impressions (GIs)? What are the most important estimates to show on my schedule?

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Be a Great Advocate for Radio…continued

May 5, 2022

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There are so many ways in which you can become (and stay) a great advocate for Radio. One way you can continue your quest is by keeping up with the latest research that supports Radio’s benefits.

Here are some nuggets to add to your Radio Advocacy toolbox…

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Be a Great Advocate for Radio

May 3, 2022

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Can you recite the main benefits of radio advertising without notes? Can you compare and contrast the value of your audience vs. that of other media? Do you know the strengths of each radio station in your market? Or which stations are the best mix to reach the advertiser’s target consumer? If so, then you are a true advocate for the Radio industry.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 21, 2022

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Recycling is not only good for our planet, it is an essential tool in enhancing your ratings. Before we dive into some of the data, let’s take a step back to the basics.

Your audience share is based on Average Quarter Hours (AQH). AQH is a combination of cume and Time Spent Listening (TSL). Yes, we know the technical term in PPM markets is Average Weekly Time Exposed (AWTE), but us old schoolers want you to just get off our lawn.

TSL is composed of two data points…

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Back to Basics: Selling with Qualitative Data: Part 2 – How to Use Index

April 14, 2022

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Propensity? Likelihood? Index? What does all of this mean and how can I use it in selling my station? Now that you are a pro at using Target Persons and % of Target (see last week’s blog), let’s focus on Index. Index is the third main term we use in selling with qualitative data and can be used with both local direct and agency accounts.

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Back to Basics: Selling with Qualitative Data: Part 1 – Basic Terms

April 7, 2022

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Ever wonder which qualitative estimate is best to use in selling? Well, we will answer that question in the next two articles in our educational Back to Basics series. We’ve covered the basic terms for quantitative data (which refers to how many or quantity), so now we will shift gears to review basic qualitative terms. This refers to the quality – or characteristics – of a consumer group.

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Spotify vs. Radio

March 31, 2022

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Digital pure plays have been coming after radio’s lunch money for quite some time. Recently it appeared that Spotify has upped the ante. Under their “Spotify Advertising” banner, they posted the following: “Podcasts vs. radio: What’s the difference for advertisers?”

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The Games People Play

March 24, 2022

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Fred Jacobs recently wrote a blog called “Playing the PPM Game.” The gist of the article was that radio has suffered by playing to the meter.

In general terms, we agree with his point that playing to the meters – and not your audience – is not the best strategy. But what about the other side of the coin?

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