Tag: borrell

06/29

“Radio, Advertisers are Less Interested in an Audience and More Interested in a Buyer”

Gordon Borrell has issued his latest report benchmarking local media's digital revenues. Required reading for anyone in the local media business. Yesterday I published a transcript of Part 1 and the full video interview. Today, Part 2: Whereas the emphasis in the radio industry seems to be "let's communicate the value of the Nielsen numbers, let's make the Nielsen numbers as accurate as they can be," you're suggesting that there's way too much dependence on Nielsen and the traditional revenue driven by it. Oh, absolutely, and it worries me. I think the agencies still certainly look at … [Read more...]

10/30

Will Half of Terrestrial Radio Stations Disappear?

A recent Borrell report provided a slew of predictions for the media space over the next ten years, but none was more alarming to radio broadcasters than Prediction No. 4: The prediction: Car-dashboard options diminish AM/FM radio listening. Half the terrestrial stations disappear. Only those with strongest and most valuable audiences remain. Smartphones become radios. The knee-jerk response to this for folks in the industry is to reject it out of hand. But let’s look closer with an open mind. First, the premise here – and this is something I have stressed for some time – is that a … [Read more...]

01/24

Seth Godin says Radio’s “Asset of the Future” is…

...not clicks or likes or views - it's how many people want to hear from you tomorrow. From Seth: What all your local advertisers want is a connection to local people who want to hear from them. So your job is not to leverage FCC spectrum...your job is to find and nurture a connection with individuals in your community. If you know by zip code who wants to hear from you, and you earn the privilege of talking to the right people in the right way, there will be a line out the door of local advertisers who want to do business with you. [iframe … [Read more...]

01/25

Gordon Borrell on Radio’s “Miserable” Digital Sales Progress

Gordon Borrell is a fan of radio, but not of radio's performance on the digital sales front. How are radio's digital selling efforts different from those of other media platforms? It turns out they differ quite a lot. It's a sad thing, says Borrell, and radio is on the verge of "blowing it." You need to go to the highest level in the organization, says Borrell, to make the investments required to keep radio healthy for the long run. Watch this conversation with Gordon Borrell.  In it, he explains how radio's potential is great, but how it's at risk. He explains how too much short-term … [Read more...]

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