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Do You Want to Know a Secret? Do You Promise to Tell?

February 5, 2019

The Beatles 1963 album “Please Please Me” had the song, “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” which was also the opening line of the song. The second line was “And promise not to tell.” There is an assumption that if someone tells you “a secret” that you keep it to yourself.

While keeping a secret is considered an admirable thing, there is one secret that radio broadcasters need to tell everyone.

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So You Want to Know Who Has a Meter?

January 21, 2019

Radio station programming and marketing directors joke, “If only I knew who was carrying those meters, then I could really grow my ratings.” Many organizations, including Research Director, Inc., have built tools to focus on those listeners who are carrying a meter. Most just drill down by age and geography.

Nielsen will now deliver to its clients a report that lets them know the profile of those that are carrying meters in their market. Now, it does not give you their name and address, nor does it focus on individual meter keepers. Instead, this report, called “PPM Panel Characteristics,” outlines the characteristics of your market’s meter keeper with detail that is not available elsewhere.

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Believe in Something. Even if It Means Sacrificing Everything ….

January 8, 2019

Which could mean potentially losing business! Are you willing to stand as strong as Colin Kaepernick in your beliefs? Are you willing to lose that business because the client does not believe in the VALUE of your listeners? Are you going to cut the rate even though the data shows that your station is the best for clients because you just want the business?

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Is a Mental Block Such a Bad Thing? … How My Blog Block Sparked an Idea

December 4, 2018

Hello folks … once again it’s my turn to write a blog. UGH!

And the reason for my “UGH!” now (and always) is usually the same … what in the world am I going to write about?????? And, I swear this go around, I had a serious case of blog block. I’ve pondered it long and hard over the past couple of weeks and nothing, seriously, absolutely nothing!

So, with a deadline looming (overdue, in fact), and being the researcher that I am, I googled “blog ideas” in hopes of coming up with a topic. This (among many others) is what I stumbled upon … 47 Blog & Content Ideas for When You Have a Mental Block.

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2019 Nielsen Audio Population Updates

November 7, 2018

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 a station’s key demographic can significantly impact its ratings, even if panelists’ or diarykeepers’ listening hasn’t changed at all.

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