Consumers Don’t Care about your Messages

There’s a difference between giving people what they desire and messaging them to convince them that what you have is what they desire.

That’s one point from my friend, branding authority Tom Asacker, in the conversation we had on the stage of the recent Public Radio Program Director’s conference in Las Vegas.

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You can tune in to our full fifty-minute chat here (it was one of the PRPD’s highlights, I’m proud to say).  There’s lots of value there for broadcasters in general and public radio programmers in particular.  Among our topics:

  • What is a “brand”?
  • What kind of “value” can a radio brand provide?
  • What does “local” mean?
  • What should a public radio station do when NPR circumvents it and runs much of its content online?
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  • Anonymous

    Hey gang, tune into the full interview. It is really worth the time. I wrote down one thing Tom said, rhetorically…

    So tell me again exactly why we are driving our radio audiences so fervently to Facebook, YouTube, et al. and “not” developing our own exclusive digital media platforms and brands.

    I’m having a Broadcast.com deja vu moment.

  • Thanks Gordon….

    I’ll be dropping a couple other excerpts over time (although not that particular one).
    Yes, I agree – 42 minutes well spent!

  • adamg

    Yes, I’ve heard the commercials that ask people to think or remember. WHAT? C’mon copywriter put on your real life cap and see you are distracting your listener.Thanks Tom

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