Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Megan Lazovick at the 2019 Radio Show, Vice President at Edison Research

Consumers today have numerous content and entertainment options.  Radio still plays a key role as one of these options, so it is important that radio keeps listeners engaged and tuned in – for as long as possible.

In this edition, Annette Malave, SVP Insights at the RAB speaks with Megan Lazovick, Vice President at Edison Research where she crafts custom research for thought leadership and content marketing and specializes in the creative presentation of data and insights. During this podcast, they discuss the findings of “The Secret to Longer TSL” – a study released during Radio Show 2019 – and Lazovick shares some advice on what radio should do to not only keep listeners tuned in but keep them tuned in longer.

Radio Generates 8X More Response

Contributor: Bruno Tabbi, President and Co-Founder, Ignition Toll-Free

Results. That’s what all advertisers want from any media channel they use. Radio has proven that it can drive in-store traffic and online traffic but what about phone traffic? Despite all the tech options available today, many consumers like to make their initial inquiry to a business over the phone. But using a random phone number on radio makes it incredibly challenging for listeners to remember how to reach the advertiser they just heard. That’s where vanity phone numbers come in. 

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring The Podcast Revolution Panel at the 2019 Radio Show

Podcasting – it’s a term we are all familiar with because we hear a lot about it in the media landscape today. Podcasting is such a growing form of audience engagement and right now there are over 800,000 podcasts being produced and published.

In this edition, Jeff Schmidt who leads professional development at the RAB, speaks with the panelists who appeared on the Podcast Revolution session at this year’s Radio Show in Dallas.  The relationship between broadcasting and podcasting is inseparable.

Consumers with a 1.3 Trillion Dollar Buying Power

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Young. Strong. Influencers. These are just some of the characteristics of a consumer group that yields a buying power of 1.3 trillion dollars – Black/ African American consumers.

Black Americans are receptive to advertising and believe that radio ads provide them with meaningful consumer product information. “The role of radio, particularly Black radio, in the community is important and of great influence,” according to Steven C. Roberts, CEO, Roberts Radio Broadcasting.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Jose Villa, Founder and President/Chief Strategy Officer of Sensis

Generation Z. Born after 1995 and unaware of a world without the internet or mobile devices, this generation now makes up over one quarter of the U.S. population. Their unique views on culture, brands, language and purchase behavior are vastly different from their older cohorts – millennials.

In this edition, Annette Malave, SVP Insights at the RAB speaks with Jose Villa, founder and President/ Chief Strategy Officer of Sensis – a cross-cultural marketing agency with digital at its core. Specifically, they discuss findings from a new study on this cross-cultural group – “We are Gen Z”, their perspective on everything from culture to food and what it all means to advertisers, radio and potential employers.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Ed Levine, President/CEO of Galaxy Media Partners

As discussed in last week’s podcast the opening session of the first full day of this year’s Radio Show was titled, “You’re Not Just in the Radio Business” and it centered around stories told by innovators who’ve made the transformation.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Ed Levine, President/CEO of Galaxy Media Partners. Galaxy is one of the premiere privately owned independent media groups based in Central New York. Ed was one of the innovators that participated in this important session and believes strongly in the importance of being optimistic and taking risks.