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Are Your Audio Ads Too Dumb? Make Them Smarter

Data is powering marketing in general and advertising in particular in ways that could not have been imagined even five years ago. It's important for folks in the audio space to bend their heads around this because data is, fundamentally, a form of marketing intelligence. And the more marketing intelligence that's packed into ad inventory, the smarter and more valuable it becomes to the buyers and sellers of those ads. One of the great differences between traditional radio spots and some online audio ads is the raw intelligence - the smarts - embedded into the advertising. Needless to … [Read more...]

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You are Invited to hivio 2015 – the Audio Future Festival

There are events for radio and online radio and digital and local revenue and commercial and public and Christian broadcasters, but there's no event for people across the audio space to gather together in one place at one time. Audio is one medium, and hivio, the audio future festival, is that one event. I'm proud to announce that tickets are available for the third annual hivio audio future festival - this year in Los Angeles at the legendary Hollywood Improv. Who's on the stage? We have one speaker who is a Forbes “Top 30 under 30” and another whose company was just picked as one … [Read more...]


How to Monetize your Online Radio Streams

Last week I published a piece using actual data from actual broadcasters that argued that their brands could make more money if streaming spots were monetized separately from over-the-air spots. That is, separate inventories have greater revenue potential than one simulcast pool. So how does a radio broadcaster maximize revenue from that online-only pool of inventory? I'm going to provide some thoughts on that. Now I'll warn you: Not all of these ideas are easy and some of them will cause you to gulp hard. But the universe doesn't really care what you or I find comfortable and easy, does … [Read more...]


Is Streaming Momentum Stuck? Really?

There's been lots of attention in the radio industry trades lately about the lack of audience momentum for many broadcasters in the streaming space, even as so-called pure-plays like Pandora and Spotify grow by leaps and bounds. Tom Taylor writes: iHeart’s not the only terrestrial operator with flat or negative growth over the period from February 2013 to October 2014. #3-ranked CBS is down from about 69,000 average domestic streams (6am-8pm weekdays) to a little less than 60,000. #4-ranked Cumulus is off from a bit more than 70,000 to 58,104. Cox is off from 30,327 to 23,674. Even EMF, … [Read more...]


Radio Ratings are in a Heap of Trouble

If you can't trust the Nielsen ratings in America's largest radio market, then where can you trust them? A few days ago, Nielsen delayed the release of May ratings for Los Angeles when "inconsistencies" resulted in the need for more "quality control reviews." Since then, the problem has only deepened. From the LA Times: Nielsen has been attempting to verify that individuals who participated in its sample audience panel were truly independent and did not have ties to any radio stations or radio personalities that were being measured. The ratings agency said Wednesday that it needed to … [Read more...]


What is Sean Hannity Smoking?

“It’s the single biggest threat to the radio business today, the measurement system is flawed in a dramatic way.” So says Sean Hannity in Radio Ink: For example, in New York, if you’re listening to The Sean Hannity Radio Show on the WOR website, even if you have a Portable People Meter, I can’t get credit for that. We know that WABC, at times, had well over 1.4 million people listening online. If we can’t get credit for that, then all the data that’s being put out there is just inaccurate. Then you add to that those people who listen to me on satellite. That’s unmeasured. If people listen … [Read more...]


It’s Time to Rethink Rewards Programs

The logic of the famous 20:80 rule dictates that the more effort any radio brand invests in its biggest fans, the more that has potential to pay off with a stream of loyalty, usage, preference, ratings, and even brand evangelism. And that brings us to the idea of rewarding our fans so as to encourage their behavior and incite more just like it. But does that mean it's all about contesting? Or is that only the "opening act" of a strong and vibrant rewards program? This is a guest post by Dominick Milano, President of Publisher Development at Triton Digital. It's time for you to rethink … [Read more...]


What Broadcasters MUST Do in the Online Radio Space

What is REALLY going on in the online radio space in local markets all across America? Triton Digital Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Reynolds lifts the veil on one local market, San Diego, at hivio 2013. In this presentation, Patrick brings us up to date on trends in online radio and explains just how much online listening is happening to Pandora at the local market level (it's pretty astounding). In the month before hivio, about two-thirds of the market's online listening was to Pandora, while the rest was spread across an astounding 4,754 different sources, including many broadcasters … [Read more...]

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