Tag: Creative

Cumulus Media And Signal Hill Insights’ Podcast Download – Spring 2022 Report: Watching Podcasts Soars As YouTube Edges Out Spotify To Become The Most Used U.S. Podcast Platform And Listeners Prefer Funny And Entertaining Ads To Rational “Feature/Benefit” Creative

By Brittany Faison and Jeff Vidler
For the eighth edition of our Podcast Download series, Cumulus Media and Signal Hill Insights retained MARU/Matchbox to conduct an in-depth study of 604 weekly podcast listeners in April 2022. The Spring 2022 report highlights trends from prior studies and examines new topics such as the growing use of video podcasts and the type of advertising creative the podcast audience prefers.

CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group’s Audio Creative Best Practices: The Blueprint For Developing Impactful Ads

By Pierre Bouvard
The CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group has tested hundreds of audio ads over the years working with the leading experts in creative testing. The findings from those tests, along with marketing effectiveness and creative strategy work from industry giants, have been combined to form CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group’s comprehensive Audio Creative Best Practices.

Sonic Brands: How Strongly Do Consumers Associate Audio Logos With Brands?

By Pierre Bouvard
Veritonic, the audio intelligence company, measures, scores, and benchmarks all manner of audio content: voices, music, ads and audio logos. In their recently released fifth annual Audio Logo Index study, Veritonic evaluated over a hundred of the top consumer brands audio logos. One of the key findings? An audio logo has to say the name of the brand and have melody.

The Virtual Remote: How AM/FM Radio Stations Can Use Media And Creative Messaging To Connect Consumers With Advertisers

By Pierre Bouvard
Due to social distancing measures and shelter-in-place mandates nationwide, station remotes have been paused for the safety of AM/FM radio personnel and their listeners. Is there anything comparable to an in-person remote?

What Does The Pandemic Mean For Ad Creative And Marketing Plans? Several New Studies Offer Strategies

By Pierre Bouvard
To understand current consumer reactions to advertising creative, we consulted some of the experts in marketing effectiveness and leading creative evaluation firms for insights and recommended strategies for local retailers and national brands. Here are the takeaways.

Marketing Strategies For An Unpredictable Economy: How A Focus On Emotional Campaigns And A Budget Shift To AM/FM Radio Can Keep Brands Afloat During Financial Uncertainty

By Pierre Bouvard
Economic uncertainty can be daunting for advertisers but navigating it is not impossible. Here are six best practices for how advertisers can proceed to ensure their brands stay relevant and sales are protected.

Drive-To-Web Attribution Case Study For Jewelry Retailer: AM/FM Radio Generates Site Traffic, Plus Creative Performance Insights

By Lauren Vetrano
Westwood One partnered with LeadsRx, a marketing attribution platform that measures website visitor traffic increases after consumers are exposed to advertising, to study online behavior for a major jewelry retailer during their recent national AM/FM radio campaign.

Audio Creative Best Practices From The Richards Group’s Chris Smith: Developing Effective And Memorable Radio Ads

By Christopher Smith
Guest blogger Christopher Smith is a Writer and Brand Creative Group Head at The Richards Group, specializing in producing award-winning work for clients who want to combine high-level brand building with effective, agile retail messaging. Here are a few of his guidelines for best practices that brands can use to create effective AM/FM radio ads.

Good Creative Sells: Award-Winning Audio Drives Strong Business Outcomes

By Pierre Bouvard
In an exclusive creative study conducted in partnership with audio testing experts VERITONIC, we examine what is arguably the “best of the best” in the audio world by focusing on ads from the most prestigious advertising and creative award shows in the Audio Effectiveness 2018 Report for Creative Excellence Awards.

First-Ever Podcast Creative Test Gives Brands a Playbook to Drive Branding, Messaging, Reputation and Call to Action

By Pierre Bouvard
For the first time, we’ve tested podcast ads through a partnership with Advertising Benchmark Index (ABX), a creative testing service that evaluates every type of brand creative across all media. Here's what we found.