Category Archives: Client-voiced commercials

A Tale of Two Lawyers

It should not surprise you that my favorite business success stories are those having to do with the client’s skillful use of radio advertising. I never tire of these stories nor fail to learn something useful when reviewing them, whether … Continue reading

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Expert Use of Radio Advertising by LASIK and Cataract Surgery Specialist – Another Radio Advertising Success Story

As radio advertising professionals, our job is to help businesses tell their stories in a way that engages the listener’s imagination. This is because the ultimate destination of any advertising message is the consumer’s brain, where judgments are made about … Continue reading

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I’d Like to “Buy Local” But… (Guest Blog)

Thanks to my generous and talented friend Blaine Parker for letting me share his insights with you.  This article originally appeared in his “relentless weekly screed,” otherwise known as Hot Points.  Get your free subscription here. As many of my … Continue reading

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Jim Williams on Using Demo Tapes to Sell Radio Advertising

HIS NAME WAS JIM WILLIAMS. He was radio’s first serious sales trainer. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of radio advertising salespeople across America acquired their unshakeable belief in the power of radio advertising from Jim. By way of introduction, this post is … Continue reading

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David Ogilvy on the Superiority of Radio

From Brain Pickings… On September 7th, 1982, Ogilvy sent the following internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write”: The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write well. Woolly minded people … Continue reading

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“WORD-OF-MOUTH IS MY BEST ADVERTISING.”

“I don’t need to advertise.  I rely on word-of-mouth. My customers tell their friends.”    How often have you heard those words? Personal referrals and recommendations are powerful, especially when we’re considering the purchase of a product or service from … Continue reading

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RADIO (Still) Gets Results!

The fact that I retrieved this presentation from a cassette tape tells you something about how long ago I put it together. (Hint: it was before we recorded onto flash memory cards, before we emailed MP3 files, even before we burned CD’s. Seinfeld was … Continue reading

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RADIO-MERCURY MUSINGS

Each year since 2004 I’ve retained copies of my best radio work from the previous year, with a view toward entering them in radio’s premiere creative competition, The Radio-Mercury Awards. My 2010-11 folder contains some 15 commercials from which I’d … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

“Choose your next witticism carefully, Mr. Bond.  It may be your last.”   –Auric Goldfinger to James Bond, who is about to be cut in half by a laser beam. Bond: “Well, you’re forgetting one thing. If I fail to report, … Continue reading

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CAR DEALER RADIO ADVERTISING…IMPROVED

I had an opportunity to work with a colleague’s auto dealer client last week. His client, Mark, manages the local Chevrolet store and has been its radio spokesman for many years.  Mark writes all his own copy. This is the … Continue reading

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