26 Aug Wednesday, August 21, 2019
This Week in The Lund Letter:
> Simoniz your programming!
> Content, creativity and what else?
> Listen to your competitor
> Selling ads to car dealers… plus other Trends
Lund Fall Strategy: Refresh Your Brand, Part III
People brighten their house with a new coat of paint or they shampoo the rugs; they Simoniz their car to make it shine. While your station may need painting and rug cleaning, and the station van needs waxing, what do you do with your programming to brighten the sound? Here are more ideas to spike listening in the fall ratings sweep:
+ Create a new morning show benchmark or contest; develop a new character for the show which could be a serial caller.
+ Create a unique promotion around a topical event; Labor Day is around the corner. What can you do to make the station sound special that three-day weekend? On Monday, how about broadcasting the morning show from the baby ward of your local hospital. Get it? It’s Labor Day! Talk to nurses, doctors, and moms at the hospital.
+ If you do a special event every year, come up with a new twist and reinvent the event that the station is famous for.
+ Research your station’s audience beyond music testing. Conduct a survey to find out what your listeners want from your station – and what makes it special. Why do listeners invest time with you? What can you do to make your station better?
+ For gold based formats, reshuffle the deck. Re-sort your music so Secondaries may become Powers, Powers may become Secondaries, or some Secondaries may be rested and replaced by new Secondaries.
+ For current based formats, create imaging to make an on air event for the airing of new songs by hot artists. Play imaging before the song to build excitement on its release and play the song frequently in the first week of release.
Great stations sound great every day and work to meet the high expectations of the audience and the client community. We have many more ways to help Simoniz your programming…coming up next week.