One powerful way to create recognition and emotion is through sonic branding, the strategy of using sound to differentiate brands. Audio signatures, familiar voices, iconic taglines, brand anthems, jingles – all are examples of sonic branding that use sound creatively and effectively.
AM/FM radio delivers quantifiable results for brands. It reaches a massive audience, influences consumers when they are looking to spend money, and drives sales. What makes it so effective?
With the holidays in full force, retailers and consumers are getting into the spirit. The National Retail Federation reports that an estimated 164 million people are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend alone. 66% of shoppers are venturing out to take advantage of deals and promotions while 26% consider it a tradition to shop this weekend. Others look at it as simply something to do over the holiday weekend.
Nielsen studies prove radio advertising creates lasting impressions for brands. Effectively improving top of mind awareness through radio campaigns can generate strong ROI. If they remember the ad, they’ll remember the brand.
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.
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.
As we get ready to celebrate Labor Day, we look ahead to some of the biggest retail holidays on the calendar. October through December is a busy season for shoppers and advertisers can use AM/FM radio to reach the masses and generate dollars.
AM/FM radio answers the call for brands with massive reach, dominant in-car share, and a proven track record of strong $10 to $1 in return on investment.
Quarter after quarter, Nielsen’s Total Audience Report reveals AM/FM radio is America’s number one mass reach media. It’s bigger than social, bigger than TV, and bigger than smartphones. Why is this important to advertisers? A major new study and an influential marketing book widely read among CMOs and brand managers explains why reach is so important.