Category Archives: Client-voiced commercials

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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Taming Room Noise Harlan Hogan’s Way

I’ve recently started experimenting with a new microphone, a Lawson L47MP condenser mic I purchased some time ago.  Among the differences I’ve noticed, compared to the Electrovoice RE-27 N/D dynamic mic that’s been my mainstay since 1992, is the Lawson … Continue reading

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Happy April First!

This is one of eight different commercials running heavily all day April 1st on all six commercial radio stations in the market.  (If the local NPR affiliate would allow it, they’d be running there, too.)  It’s a special one-day campaign, … Continue reading

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The Original, One and Only

Uncle Sam—an American original Here is a one-word reason advertisers should give serious consideration to participating in their radio commercials: originality.   Each of us is, in the strict sense of the word, unique. An original, not a clone. As … Continue reading

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Accentuate the Positives: Client-Voiced Radio Commercials

I’ll admit there are advertisers who should be discouraged from doing their own radio commercials. (Here I would love to insert a few perfect examples, but let’s be charitable.) Still, my tendency is to err in the direction of giving … Continue reading

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Creating Profitable Radio Advertising: the Advertiser as Expert

Advertisers who voice their own radio commercials often find it a powerful way to leverage their knowledge and expertise, their accessibility, even their personalities to competitive advantage. After all, as owners their words carry more weight. They are the local … Continue reading

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