Westwood One News looks back at 1967, a pivotal year in what may have been the most polarizing event of 20th century America. Nearly half a million American troops were fighting in Vietnam at that time and the anti-war movement at home was heading toward a fervent peak.
In a first for the audio space, Westwood One announces the industry-wide Westwood One ROI Guarantee, ensuring advertisers positive return on their AM/FM radio investments.
The wireless industry is one of the most competitive business markets in the U.S. Its major players are constantly engaged in a tug of war over new and existing customers. The potential merger of T-Mobile and Sprint will cause a new marketplace dynamic. In this environment, making sure advertising reaches consumers effectively is imperative. Enter AM/FM radio.
TV and digital have become known as media planning’s dynamic duo. TV is often credited with large reach while digital offers highly specialized and targeted campaigns. So how can brands grow incremental reach to increase the effectiveness of their campaigns? With AM/FM radio, America’s #1 mass reach media.
Each quarter, Nielsen reports that AM/FM radio reaches more consumers than any other platform including TV, social media, and mobile platforms. This is a point of pride for AM/FM radio. But as impressive as it sounds, it doesn’t explain the benefit of mass reach for retailers and advertisers. What does this mean for them? As it turns out, a lot.
Due to ad fraud, non-human views, and brand safety concerns, major advertisers like Procter & Gamble have begun to pull back their digital spend. These massive brands are now increasing their advertising spend in mass reach media like television. But TV audience erosion is causing real concerns for brands.
On September 7th, Westwood One took the stage at the IAB Podcast Upfront to present exclusive highlights from The Podcast Download Fall 2017 Report. In case you missed it, below is the 6-minute video of the key takeaways presented by Cumulus | Westwood One Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard.
Nielsen Scarborough recently added a new question to their survey: listenership to Pandora in the past week. This provides the opportunity to compare AM/FM radio weekly reach to Pandora’s weekly reach. Westwood One conducted a comprehensive analysis that revealed some key findings about how Pandora stacks up against AM/FM radio.
NextRadio is the free smartphone app that lets consumers see and hear live, local radio. If a phone has an activated FM chip, the app allows the consumer to listen to live, local over-the-air radio. Westwood One is excited to be the first American radio network to embrace this powerful interactive platform and offer brands and agencies NextRadio mobile advertising solutions and ROI measurement.