According to AdImpact, for 2022’s midterm elections, political ad dollars are projected to reach $9.67 billion with “this election cycle outpacing 2020 by nearly $700 million dollars.” AdImpact expects AM/FM radio to take $270 million of the total political ad spend alone. How can political campaigns optimize their use of their AM/FM radio advertising?
The Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group® has tested hundreds of audio ads over the years working with the leading experts in creative testing. The findings from those tests, along with marketing effectiveness and creative strategy work from industry giants, have been combined to form Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group®’s comprehensive Audio Creative Best Practices.
There are two different types of advertising copy – rational copy rooted in features and benefits and emotional-based copy that can be used to build brands.
For the eighth edition of our Podcast Download series, Cumulus Media and Signal Hill Insights retained MARU/Matchbox to conduct an in-depth study of 604 weekly podcast listeners in April 2022. The Spring 2022 report highlights trends from prior studies and examines new topics such as the growing use of video podcasts and the type of advertising creative the podcast audience prefers.
The CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group has tested hundreds of audio ads over the years working with the leading experts in creative testing. The findings from those tests, along with marketing effectiveness and creative strategy work from industry giants, have been combined to form CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group’s comprehensive Audio Creative Best Practices.
Veritonic, the audio intelligence company, measures, scores, and benchmarks all manner of audio content: voices, music, ads and audio logos. In their recently released fifth annual Audio Logo Index study, Veritonic evaluated over a hundred of the top consumer brands audio logos. One of the key findings? An audio logo has to say the name of the brand and have melody.
Due to social distancing measures and shelter-in-place mandates nationwide, station remotes have been paused for the safety of AM/FM radio personnel and their listeners. Is there anything comparable to an in-person remote?
To understand current consumer reactions to advertising creative, we consulted some of the experts in marketing effectiveness and leading creative evaluation firms for insights and recommended strategies for local retailers and national brands. Here are the takeaways.
Marketing decisions can be difficult in these times. Thankfully, there is a treasure trove of marketing effectiveness best practices from prior economic cycles that can help advertisers stay relevant and protect future sales.
While audio creative testing has shown that commercial length might not be a major effectiveness driver for advertisers, there are ways to optimize ads. Here are three best practices for how to maximize the impact of audio creative.
Economic uncertainty can be daunting for advertisers but navigating it is not impossible. Here are six best practices for how advertisers can proceed to ensure their brands stay relevant and sales are protected.
Westwood One partnered with LeadsRx, a marketing attribution platform that measures website visitor traffic increases after consumers are exposed to advertising, to study online behavior for a major jewelry retailer during their recent national AM/FM radio campaign.
Les Binet and Peter Field, acclaimed marketing specialists, have developed their five principles of growth for B2B advertisers based on strategies and lessons learned in the B2C realm.
There are two types of advertising campaigns to create impact: sales activation campaigns and brand building campaigns. What's the difference between the two?
Guest blogger Christopher Smith is a Writer and Brand Creative Group Head at The Richards Group, specializing in producing award-winning work for clients who want to combine high-level brand building with effective, agile retail messaging. Here are a few of his guidelines for best practices that brands can use to create effective AM/FM radio ads.
In an exclusive creative study conducted in partnership with audio testing experts VERITONIC, we examine what is arguably the “best of the best” in the audio world by focusing on ads from the most prestigious advertising and creative award shows in the Audio Effectiveness 2018 Report for Creative Excellence Awards.