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Show Heavy Media Consumption

Sell More Radio by Showing Heavy Media Consumption

Media consumption is a great way to increase radio sales – especially against TV. It focuses on the heaviness (time spent with media) shown in five levels of usage known as quintiles. You want to show the highest (or heaviest) level for each media. The fact is that, in most local markets, TV viewership is dominated by an older, lower-income portion of the population. Using Media Heaviness and Quintile Analysis, a story can be built to show that those who consume the most broadcast TV are not ideal candidates for many advertisers.

So what about radio?

It is easy to point out the weaknesses of other media. However, negative selling by itself is just that – negative. Radio needs to show that its heavy listeners are a better target for advertisers. Let’s focus on quintile analysis. What is the profile of the 20% of the 18+ population who are the heaviest radio users? In most cases, they are demographically and socioeconomically more desirable than the heaviest TV users. Below is an example that compares radio’s heaviest listeners to television’s heaviest viewers.

Clearly, the heaviest users of radio are more concentrated in the 25-54 segment of this market’s population, while heavy TV viewers are concentrated in the 55+ demo.

This like-to-like comparison can be done for any qualitative category. Let’s take a look at annual household income.

In this case, 32.6% of all heavy TV viewers have an annual household income below $50,000. Comparatively, 31.5% of all heavy radio listeners have an annual household income of $150,000 or more, and 53.0% have an annual household income of $100,000 or more. Only 43.2% of heavy TV viewers fall into that category.

Does this valuable comparison work in your market? Feel free to contact us for help in preparing this analysis to help you close more radio sales!