Welcome to radio…
A TECHNOLOGY REACHING OVER HALF THE NATION
Advertisers have more choice than ever before, with new platforms emerging from a revolving door of media options. If you want your brand to reach millions of different consumers, all across the country, then commercial radio can deliver 36 million listeners every single week. Over the last four years commercial audio’s weekly adult reach has grown from 66% to 74% and listening hours are up by 23% (source: RAJAR MIDAS). How many other mature media markets can make similar claims about growth?
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AN UNBLOCKABLE TECHNOLOGY
What’s the most basic accomplishment you would expect from your ad campaign? We’d argue that it’s being noticed, but there are many mediums that can’t even guarantee that. With the trend towards subscription VOD and the rise of ad blockers, research has revealed how only 12% of viewable ads are noticed. But you can’t click, skip, or block a radio ad. Commercial radio reaches around six times as many people as commercial podcasts or streamed music services and accounts for around 85% of all time spent with commercial audio (source: RAJAR MIDAS). There’s no better channel for maximising the impact of your audio advertising strategy.
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THE ORIGINAL INFLUENCER BRANDS CAN TRUST
It feels like a great idea to pay Influencers to promote your brand on social media but with research suggesting that over half of UK influencers have bought followers or used engagement bots to artificially boost their appeal to marketers, are you really getting the biggest bang for your buck? Commercial radio engages 36m REAL followers every week and offers a regulated and safe environment which is deeply trusted by listeners, more so than any other medium (source: EBU Trust Barometer).
A PLATFORM YOU CAN’T SCROLL THROUGH OR SKIP
With so much control at our fingertips, we’re constantly scrolling, clicking, and skipping. But because audio doesn’t require primary visual attention and plays out in real time, radio is unique in that ads can be heard as intended when people are doing other things. Neuro-science categorically proves that listeners are able to absorb the detail of radio ads when they are participating in other tasks or activities at the same time. It’s an exciting time for audio, with huge national brands, new household technology and more ways to listen than ever before. Commercial radio lies at the heart of this audio revolution – with record audiences, unique targeting opportunities and proven effectiveness, there’s never been a better time for brands to use radio.
AD TECH FOR THE AGE OF MULTI-TASKING
The multi-tasking nature of audio offers unique advantages to commercial radio advertisers. According to IPA Touchpoints, listeners are participating in other activities while listening on nine out of 10 occasions, which provides brands with a multitude of opportunities to engage mass audiences at relevant moments. Research study Hear and Now demonstrates how advertising that directly relates to tasks or activities that listeners are participating in turbocharges results, turning average performers into star turns.