Category Archives: Grace Broadcast Sales

How the New Business Landscape Is Challenging Tradition and Igniting Radio Advertising Sales

How long before the rest of the matches in this photo will ignite? It’s a good way to think about an emerging trend in business, including radio advertising sales. A recent article in INSIDE RADIO talked about new and emerging prospect … 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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Freebie for an Independent Florist

I was hired recently to write and produce a radio spot encouraging folks wanting to send flowers to do business with a local florist in the recipient’s neighborhood, rather than going through one of the “1-800”  number services. The client, owner … 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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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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Grace Broadcast Sales Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Local Direct Radio Advertising Sales Departments and Radio Advertisers

(reprinted by permission from Small Market Radio Newsletter, May 9, 2011) 20 Years of Service The year was 1991. A radio seller and sales manager was about to take the leap of faith familiar to all business owners.  For years, … Continue reading

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