January 21, 2020
In a previous blog post, I waxed on about how living in a small college town has changed my perceptions of radio usage. Our medium has long touted itself as being local, focusing on its community and the ability to deliver people to advertisers. At face value this is true. But is local radio practicing what the industry preaches?
January 7, 2020
The recently released December survey gave us the first glimpse of the power of Christmas music. Almost every station that made the switch saw a dramatic increase in their shares. But, when you look under the hood, you may find a completely different story.
December 10, 2019
Can radio advertising drive web site visits and Google searches? All recent studies clearly answer that question with a resounding YES! Multiple national studies have shown that, in most cases, when an advertiser adds radio to their ad campaign, internet traffic for that advertiser grows.
A recent Westwood One study of 300+ auto dealers shows that AM/FM radio results in a 17% lift in web visits to the dealer’s web site. Clearly a success.
December 3, 2019
You have likely seen the Cumulus Media/Westwood One study on the effectiveness of radio campaigns for a jewelry store. If not, check it out here.
This is an excellent piece of research. It does a great job marrying the reach and frequency of radio with web analytics. This is exactly the type of research radio needs to publicize more frequently.
November 14, 2019
Each year, effective with the October PPM and Fall diary books, updated population numbers are incorporated into Nielsen Audio’s radio audience estimates. Changes within the market population can significantly impact the audience estimates that Nielsen Audio reports, even if panelists’ or diarykeepers’ listening hasn’t changed at all.
How is this?