The RAB would love to take you and your team through the interactive, Power of Radio, 2 hour talk. Please contact email@example.com to book.
No other medium reaches as many consumers as radio does in a single week.
It is generally consumed when other media cannot be – getting ready for work, driving in a car, at work – but it is also consumed with other media – whilst surfing the net, reading a magazine in bed etc.
The average South African consumer spends more than 26 hours per week listening to the radio
Source: RAMS 2010/2 (Mon-Sun)
Repeated consumer exposure builds top-of-mind awareness and awareness is the key component in gaining market share.
Radio is the frequency-building medium because consumers listen to their favorite radio station for long periods of time.
No other medium requires as little physical participation as radio.
Listeners cannot help but listen to an advertising message when in a ‘captive’ environment e.g. in a car.
4. Fast turn-around
Radio commercials can be produced quickly and cost-effectively.
This flexibility allows you to change your message frequently and quickly with low production costs.
Radio stations cater to specific audiences.
Radio advertising is an effective way of reaching consumers geographically, demographically, by interests (programming) and by their moods (time of day or week).
Click below to watch the ‘Smooth Classics at 7′ video clip
6. Theatre of the Mind
Radio is a dramatic medium which has the ability to stimulate the listener’s imagination like no other medium. The imagery on radio is limited only by the listener’s imagination.
This enables the consumer to form his/her own mental image of the brand.
7. Fictitious Ambience
Radio ads allow advertisers to include noisy crowds, runaway trains, wildlife, explosions and marching bands without having to build any sets, make costumes or hire scores of actors.
Agency: DRAFTFCB, Johannesburg
8. Low Ad Avoidance
Research shows that consumers are far more likely to avoid television ads than radio ads.
Western International US’s Ad Avoidance Study estimates TV ad avoidance at 44% and radio ad avoidance at only 16%.
The mobility of the medium means that you are able to speak to your market closest to time of purchase and place of purchase.
The ability to listen whilst on the go means that radio has a far more widespread impact than any other medium.
Radio is often used as part of a bigger marketing strategy.
When used with other media – TV, print and online in particular – radio can very effectively reach an extensive audience and add valuable frequency and intrusiveness.