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52%

% state radio is audio source used most often in-car

Infinite Dial 2019
249,716,000

People 12+ listening each week

RADAR 140 March 2019 (C) Nielsen Audio, M-Su 24-Hour Cume Est.
12.7

Hours listening each week

RADAR 140 March 2019 (C) Nielsen Audio, M-Su 24-Hour Cume Est.
92%

% reached each week (P18+) -- Radio is America's #1 reach medium

Nielsen Q2 2018 Total Audience Report

Effectiveness

Radio is America's #1 reach medium. Explore here for ideas on how to put radio's unique marketing power to work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Browse through a variety of topics covering commonly-asked questions about radio and its extraordinary ability to build brands and motivate consumers.

Frequently Asked Questions

MORE RESEARCH

Find other important research studies including various studies from Nielsen Catalina Solutions, The Infinite Dial, the Jacobs Media Tech Survey and more.

Radio Impact Reports

MATTER OF FACT

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NEW STUDY: Radio Drives Store Traffic


As a truly mobile medium, radio is the medium closest to purchase. So, when a consumer hears a radio commercial, are they more inclined to visit the advertiser they heard? Does exposure to the radio commercial on certain days of the week have a greater influence on when they visit? The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) already proved that radio ads drive online behavior in Radio Drives Search, but what about store traffic? Can radio advertising be attributed to a lift in store/location traffic? The RAB partnered with TagStation’s Dial Report team to not only answer that question, but to attribute radio’s traffic lift across various retail ad categories.

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Radio Drives Search


In today's digital world, consumers' path to purchase almost always includes using a search engine. In fact, according to recent Forrester Research data, 71% of consumers begin their journeys by using a search engine to discover new products and services (initiation), and 74% report using a search engine for consideration and purchasing (research, comparison, transaction). One of the most common questions posed to the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) by its members and advertisers is: Does radio advertising drive online behavior? Does radio advertising drive search?

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New from Radio Matters

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15 April

Radio's Amazing Numbers'

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Radio is an extension of every part of us. It’s our ears that listen. It’s our fingers that touch the dial or app. It’s our eyes when we want to know the traffic. It’s our heart when we hear the songs that we grew up with, and it’s our soul when we hear of any devastation in a local community.

Radio is an incredible force and impacts listeners like no other medium does. A look at some of the figures that pertain to radio helps to both quantify and qualify radio as a powerful medium.   READ MORE

17 April

Bruno Tabbi, President of Ignition Toll Free

Have you ever been in a car listening to a radio spot for a product or service that interested you and then they asked you to call them? You didn’t have a pen handy nor did you have anything to write the phone number on.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB, speaks with Bruno Tabbi, President of Ignition Toll Free. His company specializes in providing vanity toll-free phone numbers for businesses. A vanity number is a phone number that spells out a memorable word or phrase and can be used to create and establish a recognized brand. More specifically, a vanity number provides an advertiser with a specific response mechanism that helps them get the results they are expecting.    LISTEN

22 April

Be Brave with Growth Driving the Mission

Author: Tammy Greenberg, SVP, Business Development, RAB

The takeaway from the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) annual Media Conference was to embrace bravery, take risks and step up and recognize that business and brand growth is the "shiny new object."

In his opening remarks that set the stage for the 700+ brand media and marketing attendees, Bob Liodice, CEO of the ANA, stated that the world's leading brands are "activating brave." It’s a shift from ensuring consistency to stimulating desire among consumers, from being marketing centric to acting enterprise centric, and from creating functional and emotional differentiation to changing a way a business goes to market. In order to do this, brands must intuitively understand their customers and they need to be willing to communicate in brave, iconic ways that will delight and deliver the way the consumer wants to receive it.   READ MORE

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Case Studies

Radio creates brand awareness and drives ROI.
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Creative

Listen to award-winning commercial audio and be inspired by the Radio Mercury Awards.




Radio Mercury Awards

The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country.

MP3 Commercial Audio

RAB's Audio Library contains nearly 1,000 commercials in bright, crisp MP3 format.

Radio Advertising Bureau | Radio Mercury Award Winners

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Tools

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Why Radio Slide Deck A complete PowerPoint presentation illustrating radio's effectiveness Why Radio - General Market | African-American | Hispanic
FAQ's Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about radio
Radio Matters Radio Matters is an overarching Radio Advertising Bureau initiative that showcases the strengths of radio in meaningful and impactful ways
10 Reasons to Advertise Targeting, immediacy, ubiquity and more. Here are 10 reasons why radio
advertising works

Ad Spending

Every day, advertisers turn to radio to build strong brands and drive sales. Who are the top spenders?
Check out Ad Spending data and other resources in this section.

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