Category: Advertising

frustration
06/30

Things I Hate about Radio Station Websites

Some folks accuse me of being too negative in some of my posts. For you, this will be your "I told you so" moment. Are you like me? Do you browse to your local radio station site only to find yourself asking the cosmic question: Why in the world did I bother to come here? As a test, and to make sure I wasn't limiting my critique to those stations in markets where the resources are less than zero, I toured the list of station websites in Los Angeles. I hear there's lots of ad revenue there, and that means lots of investment in the digital platform, right? I came, I saw, and my … [Read more...]

pandora
05/24

Is Pandora “the Greatest Media of All Time”? Q&A with Ric Militi – Part 2

Ric Militi is CEO and Creative Director of InnoVision LLC, a leading independent Southern California “anti-agency” (they don’t “buy” radio, for example, they “invest” in it), and he has strong feelings on radio’s place in the mediasphere. If you read no other part of this interview, skip to the last few paragraphs. This is Part 2 of our conversation. Find Part 1 here. Watch the video of our conversation or check out the highly abbreviated transcript below. [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/66261548?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 500 281] Prefer audio? Try … [Read more...]

twitter
05/23

We Buy Ideas, Not Media – Q&A with “Anti-Agency” CEO Ric Militi – Part 1

Ric Militi is CEO and Creative Director of InnoVision LLC, a leading independent Southern California “anti-agency” (they don’t “buy” radio, for example, they “invest” in it), and he has strong feelings on radio’s place in the mediasphere. If you read no other part of this interview, skip to the last few paragraphs. This is Part 1 of our conversation. Part 2 posts tomorrow. Watch the video of our conversation or check out the highly abbreviated transcript below. [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/66261549?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 500 281] Prefer audio? Try … [Read more...]

listentocan
05/22

Radio: Pretend your Customers are Fans, not Advertisers

So I’m talking to a digital solutions provider who has created a platform featuring new value for consumers as part of a radio station’s online brand. Right in the middle of his on-screen experience, surrounded by the new stuff he created for his radio client, is that particular station’s Facebook feed. “Why is that there?” I asked, since it has nothing to do with the value proposition of the content around it. “The station wanted it there,” he replied. “Why?” I asked. “Because they wanted to be able to promote their Facebook posts to their audience – and do it with the comments … [Read more...]

abclive
05/15

What Radio can learn from ABC TV

A few days ago ABC announced that they would begin live streaming content in two major markets with more to follow on a new app called WatchABC. NPR reports: ABC and other networks have long allowed you to watch their prime-time shows online after they air on TV, but ABC is the first broadcast over-the-air network to let you watch their live feed — including local news, daytime talk shows and prime-time dramas. Over the next few months, it will expand to cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Eventually, ABC expects most of its affiliates will be onboard. Is it the … [Read more...]

wordofmouth
05/14

Your PPM Strategy is Wrong: Word-of-Mouth Still Matters

It is almost impossible to count the ways in which playing to Arbitron's PPM measurement methodology may provide short term gains for radio ratings, but very much at the expense of the health of radio brands long-term. And here's yet another one. It is accepted wisdom that, since PPM supposedly measures behaviors rather than recall of behaviors, then so-called top-of-mind recall is irrelevant. After all, why remind folks that you're there when they no longer need to remember what they listened to? Here's one reason why. Because top-of-mind leads directly to word-of-mouth, and … [Read more...]

TomAsacker_pic2
05/09

“Passion is the Great Persuader” – Q&A with Tom Asacker, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my special conversation with branding guru and author Tom Asacker. If you missed Part 1 go here. Tom and I talk about his new book, The Business of Belief: How the World's Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators, Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders Get Us to Believe. Watch the complete Q&A here, or skip to Part 2 of the abbreviated transcript below. If consumer desire precedes interest, how does the marketer effectively tap in to those desires? Well you can only move people slowly. You start with what peoples’ beliefs and desires … [Read more...]

the-business-of-belief
05/08

“You Can’t Create Desire through Advertising” – Q&A with Tom Asacker, Part 1

Tom Asacker is an advisor to major brands like Procter & Gamble, UPS, and G.E. and the author of many thoughtful and incisive books on branding and marketing. He is one of the brightest minds in any business, and his latest book is his best yet: The Business of Belief: How the World's Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators, Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders Get Us to Believe. Watch the complete Q&A or skip to Part 1 of the abbreviated transcript below. Part 2 will post tomorrow. [iframe … [Read more...]

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