Tag: radio broadcasters

07/30

Why Doesn’t Radio use “Add to Calendar”?

I spend my day inviting others to meetings and accepting invitations from others. And I do it the same way you do, by sending or accepting those little "add to calendar" invitations. So here we are, radio broadcasters, driving tune-in to an appointment-based medium where appointments are clearly rewarded by Arbitron at ratings time. And I personally have never seen a broadcaster invite any listener to add anything to their calendars with the simplicity of a "click." That doesn't mean nobody has done it - just that I have never seen it.  And judging from some of the response to this … [Read more...]

07/26

Social Media is a Mirror

Why does a relatively small fraction of your audience "like" you on Facebook? Because, as Shama Kabani reminds us, you're looking in the wrong mirror. Shama is a celebrated social media author, entrepreneur, and card-carrying member of the digerati (she is also a one-time interview subject on this blog). In a recent piece in Inc. she pointed out the one basic social media mistake that most businesses make:  People don't use social media to connect with businesses--or even with each other. People use social media to showcase their own identities. Says Shama: Most companies still focus … [Read more...]

07/17

Radio: A Sure Path to Lower Ratings

So the early results are in in the battle between DirecTV and Viacom, and they're not pretty - for Viacom. Thanks to a deal dispute, Viacom has been off DirecTV for several days.  That is, distribution - attention - has been reduced.  And the impact has been dramatic. According to the LA Times, Nickelodeon's ratings are off 33% as a result.... MTV's total day average went from almost 500,000 viewers on July 10 to 273,000 on July 13, a 43% dip. VH1 has dropped almost 30% of its audience and Comedy Central is off 21% for the same period. All of this is a result of decreased distribution … [Read more...]

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