The ongoing topic these past few posts is streaming. If you’re providing a stream of your audio online, how do you get that message across to current fans and cumers?
Hit them where they are – the Internet. A few years ago, Jacobs Media was involved in an Internet advertising venture called FastBlast. The concept was to determine web sites a station’s listeners visit, and run targeted banner ads designed to drive web visitors back to a special online contest. In the early 2000’s, it was difficult to buy the local market page of international sites like AOL or ESPN. Today, these companies have sales teams set up to sell local banner ads.
So targeting your station’s audience is easy – if you know where to reach them. Conduct a quickie web poll (yes, we can help you) to determine web sites they frequent. Then create cool, compelling banner ads that promote your stream with a link that takes web visitors to it. Place your buy on these frequently visited sites. You’ll be the only station in your market using this powerful medium, and because your banner ads will contain your logo and perhaps station personalities, they will get noticed. Up the ante by offering a prize to listeners who click through to check out your stream.
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