Top 20 Facts of Successful Radio Advertising for Internet and Brick and Mortar Businesses

Radio is still surprisingly inexpensive for advertising. The medium has been around for about 100 years. Many businesses give radio a pass because of the misconception of the return on investment.

Radio is an intrudes into the mind of the listeners. The power of radio advertising is two-fold. The right stations and demographic target coupled with a consistent delivery of your message will yield the best results. Like Direct Mail, you must have a clear idea of who your most profitable market is and conduct a campaign to brand your message in their minds.

Radio works by familiarizing your prospects with your brand through association. When they first hear your commercial, there usually is no major response. The process is similar to growing corn. The results do not show up until the hard work, patience and persistence has been consistently applied. The campaign needs time to instill its message in the minds of the listeners for at least 13 to 20 weeks.

To expect instant results is naive at best and counter productive. The process will also depend on the correct sequence of frequency – by that I mean will you run the ad four times a day for 20 weeks or 12 times a day for 15 weeks? Are you appealing to the folks who listen to the local shock jock in the morning or the smooth talking DJ in the rush hour traffic going home? kompostownik z palet 

So, first you will need to define your goals, objectives, challenges, strengths, competitors, and your unique advantages and benefits. Then determine what you want to do about it. What do you want to accomplish?”

The greatest advantage of radio is its ability to go after a very specific kind of market. You don’t waste your advertising budget sending your message to thousands of people who don’t qualify or aren’t likely to be interested in what you sell.

Recent trends show radio is rapidly becoming the advertising method of choice for thousands of businesses and web sites. The medium allows you to focus your message to a tightly targeted audience.

Here are some Radio Facts

Radio has a distinctive advantage over print in that the audience is more focused on the message especially through repetition.
Google now sells radio advertising online.
One in five have listened to online Radio in the last month. Twenty percent of the U.S. population age 12 and older have listened to online Radio in the last month. The estimated monthly audience for online Radio is approximately 49 million.
Satellite radio now competes with tridational AM and FM radio for audience share but has also brought with it a new audience well; the Internet radio demographic
Radio reaches 93% of all adults each week.
Radio reaches 94% of college grads age 18+.
Weekly Online Radio Audience Remains Steady Over the Past Year.
96% of adults 18-49 with a college degree and an annual income of $75,000+ tune into radio over the course of a week.
95% of adults 18-49 with a college degree and an annual income of $50,000+ tune into radio over the course of a week.
Radio reaches 233 million listeners over the course of a week.
63% of American adults listen to the radio every day.
Radio reaches 85% of likely voters.
94% of Black Non-Hispanic persons and 95% of Hispanic persons, age 12+ tune into radio over the course of a week. Radio reaches 95% of Black Non-Hispanics and 96% of Hispanics age 25-54 over the course of a week.
The average person spends 1,000 hours per year listening to the radio, second only to television at 1,500 hours. The Internet, newspapers and magazines are all under 200 hours per year each.
Radio Advertising used in conjunction with television advertising increased brand recall by 34% than television advertising alone.
Radio Advertising used in conjunction with newspaper advertising increased brand recall almost 3 times than newspaper advertising alone.
Radio Advertising used in conjunction with Internet marketing raises the return on investment 4.5 times more than just using Internet marketing only.
Most radio ads generate emotional levels equal to or higher than T.V.
Radio has a 49% better R.O.I.(return on investment) than Television.
Setting online radio aside, there are over 10,600 commercial stations licensed in the United States.
The field has grown rapidly in recent years with the addition of satellite radio. Sirius and XM Radio have done for music and talk what cable did for Television. The two giants might be merging if the FTC gives its blessing. This format is similar to traditional radio, though there are a mixture of sponsored and commercial free channels.