Pandora Beats The Street, But Sees Dip In Listener Hours

Here's the good news for beleaguered Pandora Media shareholders: The company's total consolidated revenue in Q2 saw a 10% year-over-year increase. Additionally, its gross profit increased as did its all-important advertising revenue. What's disconcerting is the company's dip in total listener hours.

Are Your Stations Getting Auto Dealer Crumbs?

Borrell Associates on Tuesday will release its annual outlook on automotive advertising. As a "sneak peek" of the latest research from the firm led by Gordon Borrell, the local media industry's leading analyst provided a snapshot of how car dealers allocate their advertising dollars. What does the portrait look like? It's not so great for TV, and it's downright lousy for radio.

No Spin News: O’Reilly No. 1 In This Radio Report

It's a big summer for radio when it comes to all things "O'Reilly," with Bill O'Reilly and Michael O'Rielly making headlines. But, there's another O'Reilly that radio should become keenly aware of. This one is an expert on auto parts, and it's emerging as the leader in a category that's traditionally big with male-driven formats.

Connected Car Takes The Stage At 2017 Radio Show

It may be a conference devoted to AM, FM and their streaming and digital capabilities, but the connected car is getting a huge spotlight in Austin come Sept. 5, at the 2017 Radio Show. 

What Radio Can Learn From Wegmans

Looking for inspiration and innovative ways your radio stations can best connect with your community, thus driving revenue and an increase in listeners? A supermarket chain found across Western New York that's growing across the mid-Atlantic region and in Massachusetts just might be a surprising fountain of ideas. Our Editor-in-Chief shares his thoughts on why radio's C-Suite can learn from a beloved grocer that's unlike any you've ever shopped at.

Could Your Mickey D’s Ads Be Changing Soon?

The Golden Arches and its franchisee groups have made a decision as to the future of its local advertising. According to a media report, McDonald's, along with its franchisees across the U.S., have selected seven ad agencies after a review designed to consolidate its more than 60 shops.
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These O&Os Go Programmatic In WideOrbit Deal

The owned-and-operated stations of one of the nation's Big Four broadcast TV networks is adopting programmatic TV advertising. And, it's partnered with San Francisco-based WideOrbit to make it happen.

10 Smart Ways To Beat The Biggest Sales Training Problems

Sales training can be highly effective. It can also fail to provide the ROI you expect. Here are 10 reasons why sales training doesn’t work, according to professional selling expert Barrett Riddlebeger, and the solutions he's drafted to help your broadcast media stations implement a successful sales training program.

Summer Travel Leads To Trivago Push At Cable

The top advertiser using cable spots to reach consumers is a growing online travel agent that has made actor Tim Williams one of the most recognizable people on TV. We bet you didn't know his name, either.
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Honda, Chevy Spice Up Sales With TV Spots

July is a key month for the automotive industry, and for the week ending July 23, one big Japanese brand big with families introduced a new effort in a big way across broadcast TV. At the same time, a domestic competitor that's a top brand with sedan drivers and truck aficionados alike bumped up its spot activity with television.
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One Big-Box Retailer Revs Up Radio Spots

The Home Depot may be at No. 1 for weeks to come, given its long run as the No. 1 retailer using radio to reach consumers. Savvy C-Suiters may wish to look at the current activity for a big-box retailer that is filling stores with consumers ahead of the busy back-to-school shopping season.

Is Pandora On The Rebound?

The streaming audio company's shares on Monday ended the day at their highest point in more than eight weeks. The latest growth is attributed to a SunTrust analyst maintaining his "buy" rating on Pandora, and the revelation that Jana Partners has made an investment in the company.

Nielsen Adds VOD Content Ratings To ‘Media Impact Planning Solution’

Syndicated VOD Content Ratings from nine top networks, including those owned by Turner and Discovery, will be featured as "an enhancement" to a Nielsen tool that enables media planners to estimate the impact of their plans on audience reach, sales and brand equity before committing investment.

Nine Reasons Why Your Top Sales Execs Exit

RBR+TVBR featured columnist Barrett Riddleberger too often hears stories about good companies who lose their top sales reps. "In most cases, this can be avoided," he says. Here are some helpful tips on how to accomplish this task.

How Successful Was TV’s 2018 Upfront Season?

The negotiations for national TV’s prime-time upfront for the 2017-18 season are nearly complete, and Ed Papazian's New Jersey-based Media Dynamics Inc. estimates that total ad revenue for the broadcast TV networks and cable channels saw an increase of 5.9% over the previous upfront.

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