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Beating the Pureplays on a Level Playing Field

August 14, 2018

For years the Pureplays, especially Pandora, have made claims that they are bigger than radio stations in their market. The problem was Pandora was comparing their internal data manipulated to look like Nielsen, to the Nielsen data broadcasters use every day.

We understand that the Pureplays sell on impressions while radio stations sell on GRPs. Therefore this is a positioning issue and not a pricing issue. But a comparison to position your radio station better than the Pureplays has always been important.

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Not All Meter Keepers Are Created Equal

July 17, 2018

It is Sunday morning and program directors around the country are examining the meter counts for the previous week.

  • Your station goes from a 4.3 to a 4.8, pop the Mimosas (remember, it’s Sunday morning).
  • Your station goes from a 4.3 to a 3.8, crawl back under the covers.

While this Sunday morning task has become a ritual for many, it does come with some caution.

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Taking Advantage of Heavy Radio Listeners Using Quintile Analysis

May 30, 2018

Quintile Analysis sounds like a phrase that you might hear on “The Big Bang Theory” or in some scientific paper. However, Quintile Analysis is a great way to promote the value of radio and highlight the value of heavy radio listeners.

The concept is simple; rank all radio listeners on the amount of time they spend with radio. The top 20%, or one-fifth (a quintile) are the heaviest radio listeners. While radio reaches just about everyone (90%+ weekly reach), these heavy listeners, known as quintile 1, are the ones who are most impacted by ad messages. You can build an effective frequency so that they react to the advertising message.

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Radio & the Power of the Vote

May 9, 2018

According to the pre-election polls, Roy Moore should have been the next U.S. Senator from Alabama. Regardless of the scandals, public outcries, and missteps, Moore was still highly favored to win. Yet two percentage numbers changed that, and caused a ripple effect that has everyone on notice: 5 and 2.

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Making a Successful First Impression

April 25, 2018

No one is sure where the phrase began (some credit Oscar Wilde), but shampoo maker Head and Shoulders made the phrase “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” famous. The importance of this motto cannot be overstated.

Every sales rep knows that a relationship can be built or destroyed with a potential advertiser in the first few minutes of the first call. Like a first date, the first few minutes may determine the future. So what do you do to enhance the possibility of success?

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