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I know Memorial Day's just past. But special sales can still be a little irreverent when you've got a client voiced...
I know Memorial Day's just past. But special sales can still be a little irreverent when you've got a client voiced ad campaign featuring the same basic elements--the client, the same dopey pain-in-the-behind announcer--then sprinkle in lots of people's favorite Memorial Day activity--a cook out.
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There are a few benefits about a client voice-based radio campaign where you coach the client's voice parts to a...
There are a few benefits about a client voice-based radio campaign where you coach the client's voice parts to a point they can EXACTLY repeat the lines you feed them. Of course, if you've been consistent with the irreverent tenor of the campaign, the client will start trusting you more as they hear how the big picture unfolds and begin to loosen up. And THIS makes it even EASIER to direct them moving forward. So then you can occasionally put them in far fetched situations previously reserved for the more talented voice actors on your staff. Putting the client in these kinds of scenarios from time to time not only keeps the legs of your campaign growing even longer, but it presents the client in even more of a fun light that listeners (and potential customers) might eventually find easier to gravitate towards...
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Let's see. I've counted 10 submissions from one of my "make client reads easier to listen to" campaigns. I've got...
Let's see. I've counted 10 submissions from one of my "make client reads easier to listen to" campaigns. I've got more and by now you could very well be tired of 'em. But the point, as was hammered home by an established marketing pro I worked with a while back, is pretty plain. "Good campaigns have LONG legs". That comes with working at keeping the scenarios fresh combined with a client who's wiling to roll with it because they've been presented with the possibilities of this kind of approach. (of course a lot of 'em are not. And that's OK. But you'd be surprised at the number who ARE willing to roll the dice) If they seem to break the "radio correctness" of a locally produced ad, consider this. I heard a Geico radio commercial that personalized "dust bunnies". Silly? Absolutely! But many radio station dudes are more than creative enough to come with something as "out of the box" as that. Big agencies DON'T have exclusive dibs on creativity. The different sales points/events from ad to ad already lend some variety. Keeping the campaign a tad unpredictable, yet consistent, remains in the hands of the copywriter and producer to deliver the goods to show they're working for a client who might be already hesitant to put down hard earned money for radio ad campaigns. (A pain in the butt sometimes, considering the other deadlines we're up against) And the account rep who continues to call on those clients usually bares the brunt of this reluctance. Yet, that client resistance may begin to thaw if they hear customers tell 'em they dig your station's ads when shopping at their place of business. This attached commercial was inspired by a simple utilization of theater of the mind. Nothing earth shatteringly humorous. But still working to transform that "client has to be distant" perception into one that makes them human--and relatable. (not to mention fed up with his dopey announcer)
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Promo referenced in Dave Foxx's July 2019 "Production 512" article.
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So your UBER talented sports talk dude talks about something OTHER than sports. AND it's entertaining. So why not...
So your UBER talented sports talk dude talks about something OTHER than sports. AND it's entertaining. So why not use it in a promo? Can you tell me some guys in the audience-sports fans or not (the "nots" you wanna target, too)-WON'T relate to another guy talking about divorce?
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Chances are a lot of your sports station listening audience are rock-n-rollers. So when your sports dude does a bit...
Chances are a lot of your sports station listening audience are rock-n-rollers. So when your sports dude does a bit on guitar riffs and not sports-why not promote it? It may be more entertaining and listener worthy than the day to day hot takes on sports
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This one's dated, but it illustrates a case of when your sports dude goes off the rails and goes on a pop culture...
This one's dated, but it illustrates a case of when your sports dude goes off the rails and goes on a pop culture rant--and it's good--then do a promo on it. You might start attracting those fringe sports fans in the audience who happen to be uber interested in pop culture
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The unpredictability of most personalities are a great help to keep me listening. When ya don't know what to expect,...
The unpredictability of most personalities are a great help to keep me listening. When ya don't know what to expect, the tendency to hang around for the next gem lends itself to longer times tuned in. So when the sports talk dude goes off the rails on a non sports topic, ya scrap it for more imaging friendly promo content, right? Maybe that's what works for you. But my best successes were with WHOLE bits like this-totally out of left field (if they have 'em across the pond)
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How 'bout a sports talk radio take that talks smack on--SPORTS TALK RADIO. I doubt if this would be utilized as...
How 'bout a sports talk radio take that talks smack on--SPORTS TALK RADIO. I doubt if this would be utilized as "imagingly correct" subject matter. But, when you present it in it's entirety, the content's just as irreverent and edgy as any of the wizz-bang presentations your competitors are doing
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Students are back in class, and this was written, voiced and produced by students who are just starting their 2nd...
Students are back in class, and this was written, voiced and produced by students who are just starting their 2nd year in our post-secondary radio program. I just can't wait to hear what they be producing by the time they graduate!
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Sports, Rock, Uh what else is there
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I was sitting around over the summer went down a rabbit hole of 90's commercials and decided to spoof one... So why...
I was sitting around over the summer went down a rabbit hole of 90's commercials and decided to spoof one... So why not introduce a super-soaker filled with cat pee!
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Here's my parody trailer for the Breaking Bad movie.
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