Everyone’s Listening


Audio Retrospective: The Summer of Love – 50 Years Later

Hear how the Summer of Love really happened and what it means today. Westwood One News correspondents Jim Roope and Steve Kastenbaum revisit 1967 in this 50th anniversary special featuring recovered and restored archive audio of the music and voices who were there. Read more

Why are people so angry about Pandora ads?

A senior marketing executive for a major American retailer told us Pandora listeners light up social media in anger, complaining bitterly about hearing their ad over and over. This week, we look at why. Read more

Your Share of Ear Update: Q2 2017

Edison Research’s “Share of Ear” is the gold standard for understanding how Americans consume audio. The report quantifies the reach and time spent with of all forms of audio. Here are key takeaways from the recently released Q2 2017 Share of Ear study, which is now releasing data semiannually.

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AM/FM Radio: Why It Works

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. Read more

AM/FM Radio Is America’s #1 Mass Reach Media: Here's Why It Matters

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.

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AM/FM Radio Creates a Must-Hear Event

Last November, 47 stations of the Radio Broadcasters of Chicagoland (RBC) came together to simultaneously broadcast a Town Hall event with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After the event, Nielsen surveyed 728 Chicago adults to examine their attitudes, awareness, and listenership of the Town Hall. Here are the key findings.

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4 Ways NCAA on the Radio Works for an Auto Shocks and Struts Manufacturer

A major auto parts manufacturer wanted to quantify how their NCAA radio campaign was working to build their brand and grow purchase intent. Nielsen measured the differences in brand impact between those who were exposed to the NCAA radio campaign versus those who were unexposed. Here are the key findings.

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As Search Costs Increase, AM/FM Radio Is A Smart Way to Grow Customers

Though search costs continue to rise, AM/FM radio remains a stable and effective alternative for advertisers looking to make an impact. It generates strong inceases in customers, digital impact, and impressive ROI.

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AM/FM Radio’s New ROI Juggernaut: the NextRadio Smartphone Platform

Westwood One, America’s largest radio network, is rolling out NextRadio as the first interactive audience measurement tool for over-the-air FM radio advertising campaigns. Westwood One’s NextRadio solution will deliver consumer insights and intelligence that optimizes campaigns and proves ROI to national advertisers.

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What Facebook Is Doing Is Evolving; Critical Thinking For Every Brand

While it’s no secret Facebook has a strong emphasis on video and Facebook Live, what’s interesting is what they are revealing to their media and publishing partners.

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