Tag: Auto

First-Ever Auto Brand “Share Of Ear” Reveals Listening Among Car Owners: AM/FM Radio Represents 60% All In-Car Tuning And 85% Of In-Car Ad-Supported Audio

By Pierre Bouvard
Edison Research’s quarterly “Share of Ear” study is the authoritative examination of time spent with audio in America. Edison Research surveys 4,000 Americans annually to measure daily reach and time spent for all forms of audio. “Share of Ear” can report audio time use among auto brands’ drivers. Since the inception of the study in 2014, Edison has asked, "What is the model year and brand of your primary car or truck – that is, the one vehicle you spend the most time driving or riding as a passenger?”

Automakers: Want To Build An EV Brand? Place Podcasts And AM/FM Radio At The Centerpiece Of Your Media Plan!

By Pierre Bouvard
The Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group® recently retained MARU/Matchbox to conduct a study in March/April 2023 of 600 Dallas Ft. Worth auto buyers. Auto intenders were asked, “How likely are you to buy or lease an electric vehicle?”

Auto Dealers Remain The Centerpiece Of The Purchase Process: Cumulus Dallas-Ft. Worth Auto Buyer Study

By Pierre Bouvard
In the context of encouraging national auto market trends, Cumulus Media sought an in-depth understanding of Dallas-Ft. Worth auto buyers. The Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group® retained MARU/ Matchbox to conduct a study in March/April 2023 of 600 auto buyers.

New Nielsen Report: % Of AM Listening By State And DMA Reveals Strength Of Listening Across The Country

By Pierre Bouvard
It was just a month ago that Nielsen revealed compelling insights on the power of the AM radio audience from their Fall 2022 survey. Now, Nielsen is releasing a deeper dive on the vitality of AM radio in local markets with new data at the state and local DMA level.

New Nielsen Study: 141 Local Markets Where AM Radio Is Listened To By At Least 20% Of The Radio Audience

By Pierre Bouvard
Recently, Ford made a fast decision to recommit to AM radio in its vehicles. Now attention turns to other automakers who need to follow Ford’s lead on ensuring AM radio’s role in the car dashboard. Now, Nielsen is releasing a deeper dive on the vitality of AM radio in local metro markets.

59 Tier One Automotive Brand Case Studies: AM/FM Radio Generates Significant Brand Awareness, Consideration, And Purchase Intent

By Pierre Bouvard
Independent data analysis agency Colourtext and Radiocentre, the UK commercial AM/FM radio industry group, recently released the largest and most comprehensive AM/FM radio ad effectiveness report in the world. As part of this massive study, 59 tier one auto campaigns were measured for brands like Toyota, Honda, Land Rover, BMW, VW, Nissan, Volvo, Lexus, and Jaguar.

Auto Aftermarket Retailers: Fifth Installment Of Category Study Reveals AM/FM Radio And Podcast Listeners, Do-It-Yourselfers, And Mega-Milers Are The Ideal Audiences To Target

By Pierre Bouvard
The Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group® commissioned MARU/Matchbox to conduct the fifth installment of a comprehensive auto aftermarket category study to determine the current state of America’s auto parts retailers. 810 auto parts shoppers were surveyed in June 2022. Here are the key findings.

Sales Event “Valley Of Death”: How To Restore Revenue Growth When Performance Marketing Falters

By Pierre Bouvard
For some advertisers, the primary marketing strategy is “buy now,” a relentless series of sales events and promotions. Ad copy is rational, product and price focused, with limited time offers. Some call this “performance marketing” or “converting existing demand.” The goal is to target people who are in the market.

How Auto Dealer Advertising Works And The Looming Disappearance Of TV Audiences

By Pierre Bouvard
As the U.S. continues its emergence from the pandemic, the Federal Reserve finds auto sales are recovering. In January of this year, the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) was 15 million vehicles, up from a dip in Q3 and Q4 2021. Cox Automotive forecasts a total of 16 million vehicles sold for 2022. Americans are spending and the time for auto dealers to advertise is now.

Let’s Roll: Why America’s Auto Dealers Need To Increase Their AM/FM Radio Advertising To Reach Consumers Who Are Ready To Buy

By Pierre Bouvard
As the economy recovers and consumer confidence is restored, auto dealers have the opportunity to ramp up advertising efforts to sell cars. An AM/FM radio attribution report released by LeadsRx shows how AM/FM radio campaigns generate significant auto dealer website traffic.

Brand Building AM/FM Radio Campaigns Are Key As Auto Parts Shoppers Shift To Direct-To-Consumer Retailers

By Pierre Bouvard
As online shopping for auto parts picks up steam, CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One has commissioned MARU/Matchbox to conduct consumer studies to better understand the buying habits of the American auto parts consumer. Here are the results from studies conducted in 2017 and this year.

AM/FM Radio Drives Brand Awareness For Auto Aftermarket Brand Rain-X

By Lauren Vetrano
Today we are releasing results from a case study for another auto aftermarket brand, Rain-X, the windshield wiper manufacturer. Rain-X worked with Westwood One and MARU/Vision Critical to measure the awareness and brand images of Rain-X as well as how AM/FM radio could help the brand drive sales.