Three Ways Radio Stations Misunderstand Their Listeners

May 8, 2018
Outside Thinking Worldwide Radio Summit

Last Friday, May 4th, Coleman Insights delivered a presentation to the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood called “Outside Thinking: Flip The Script On How You Think About Your Radio Station”. During the session, Coleman Insights President Warren Kurtzman and Executive Vice Presidents/Senior Consultants John Boyne and Sam Milkman explained how radio station programmers can fall … Continue reading Three Ways Radio Stations Misunderstand Their Listeners »

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How Will Your Radio Station Use Outside Thinking?

May 1, 2018
Outside Thinking

Later this week, we’ll be in Hollywood to present “Outside Thinking: Flip The Script On How You Think About Your Radio Station” to the Worldwide Radio Summit. What is Outside Thinking? Let’s face it. Most of us in the radio industry don’t listen like a typical listener—we inadvertently practice Inside Thinking. We believe listeners hang … Continue reading How Will Your Radio Station Use Outside Thinking? »

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Identify A Need And Fill It

April 17, 2018
Bankers' Hours

Is your radio station filling a need? Many brands that identified the needs of their customers and then served those needs are finding great success. Do you remember the term, “Bankers’ Hours”? Not often heard in the lexicon anymore, this referred to a short working day because banks were traditionally open to the public from … Continue reading Identify A Need And Fill It »

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Why Radio Needs To Trust The Process

April 10, 2018

On February 23, 2015, ESPN released “The Great Analytics Rankings”. This study ranked all 122 professional sports franchises in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. The ranking criteria were “the strength of each franchise’s analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches, its investment in … Continue reading Why Radio Needs To Trust The Process »

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Why Toys “R” Us Is Closing

March 20, 2018
Toys R Us Closing

“Digital photography killed Kodak’s business.” “Netflix put Blockbuster out of business.” “Amazon put Toys “R” Us out of business.” When an iconic brand goes under, the blame game always commences. The truth is, Amazon didn’t put Toys “R” Us out of business. Neither did Target or Wal-Mart. Toys “R” Us put Toys “R” Us out … Continue reading Why Toys “R” Us Is Closing »

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Be True To Your Base Position

March 13, 2018
Royale Restaurant Raleigh

Does your brand have a base position? No matter what industry, whatever the size of the company…you must have a clearly understood base position. When we work with radio stations, we often refer to the foundation of our Image PyramidSM—the base music or talk position. For the other components of the pyramid (personality, specialty programming, … Continue reading Be True To Your Base Position »

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