Tag: promotion

01/07

The Dangers of Social Media for Radio

Will social media mentions lead to radio tune-in? Will likes and shares and comments lead to ratings? That's your hope, of course. Because we all know that no commercial broadcaster would devote an iota of effort to social media if he or she didn't believe there was some translation - no matter how indirect - to ratings. The same could be said of movies, right? Why promote your movie across social media unless it leads to box office results? Check out what filmmaker Steven Soderbergh discovered when he went all in with his marketing budget on social media (courtesy Recode Media) for … [Read more...]

03/19

Is NPR Crazy? Yes, Like a Fox

So NPR has decided it won’t promote its podcasts or NPR One on air, and many critics are calling them out for what they describe as stupidity. I think these critics are missing the larger point. Sure, NPR derives a huge portion of its revenue from local stations, and local stations have long been uncomfortable (to say the least) with NPR's practice of routing around them to deliver their content - in many cases, content popularized by these very local stations - directly to consumers on-demand. So on the surface, NPR's decision to avoid podcast/NPR One promotion on-air looks like the … [Read more...]

05/10

From Radio Promotion to Talk of the Town

When is a promotion more than a promotion? When it cascades into the talk of the town. So it seems to be for the folks at US 93.3, er... US ?3.3, who "lost the 9" in their station name and are on a hunt to recover it with the help of the Ft. Wayne community. This is a story, not simply a promotion. And one which invites interest and participation (what the digital folks call "engagement") from thousands of listeners. It is a campaign woven across every platform, even including some very clever videos modeled after a certain NBC TV show set in an office. Here's a recent … [Read more...]

01/28

The Secret to Attracting Attention

"The key to getting and holding attention is having something new happen continually." So writes Nancy Duarte in her terrific book Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. What are you doing to earn attention? Remember, attention is earned, not forced.  Promotion may be designed to result in attention, but attention is the audience's gift to you, not a toll you levy on them that they are forced to pay.  People must give it willingly and only because you deserve it. So what are you doing to earn - rather than force - attention? If the key is to have something … [Read more...]

12/07

Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Marketing Strategies for your Media Brand

David Siteman Garland is on a mission - a mission to help you market and promote your business (or media brand) smarter, faster, and cheaper. David's blog, The Rise to the Top, is a wealth of useful information on how to do just that, and he has written a brand new book: Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business. How can a media brand leverage the power of technology and social media to ramp up its influence?  Watch this conversation with David and find out. Almost single-handedly, David has crafted a media empire of his own, … [Read more...]

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