Michigan Radio’s listening audience has grown substantially across the state. According to this spring’s Nielsen Audio Report*, the station’s weekly listening audience grew by 3% in Detroit, 12% in Grand Rapids, 21% in Flint, 24% in Ann Arbor, and 26% in Kalamazoo. Michigan Radio continues to be the top NPR station in each of these markets.
Michigan Radio’s audience growth in West Michigan is particularly noteworthy, as the station now ranks among the top three stations in both Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo in terms of average listening audience. This top three ranking includes both commercial and public radio stations serving these markets. Michigan Radio also remains the most-listened-to radio station of any kind in Ann Arbor, a distinction the station has held for over a decade.
This recent audience growth solidifies Michigan Radio’s position as Michigan’s most-listened-to NPR station, and among the top public radio stations nationwide in terms of listening audience.
In addition to the station’s over-the-air broadcast audience, more than 100,000 people across the state listen to Michigan Radio’s online audio stream each month.
If your business isn’t already reaching the Michigan Radio audience with your sponsorship message – what are you waiting for?
Contact Us today to be heard on Michigan Radio across the state!
*Source: Nielsen Audio- Spring 2017; Persons 12+, Mon-Sun, 6AM-12Midnight.
By Lisa Quinn, Marketing Coordinator, Alden B. Dow Home & Studio
The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio is an architecturally significant Mid-Century Modern structure, designed by Michigan’s sole architect Laureate, Alden B. Dow.
This National Historic Landmark located in Midland, Michigan is a multi-faceted organization that not only inspires area youth through extensive educational programming; engages the community through special events and camps; provides researchers and historian with extensive collections of original documents; but creates an exciting and inspiring touring opportunity that is unique to the Mid-Michigan region.
Supporting Michigan Radio and NPR allows us to reach loyal brand purchasers and potential new customers as well as hit multiple goals at once; executing our radio and digital campaign; and drive traffic to our website.
Through our sponsorship, Michigan Radio allows us to share our message with a listening audience that is not only focused on a “Life Long Learners” lifestyle, but want adventure, travel, and experiences that are both educational and fun in nature.
Our Michigan Radio driven traffic often includes individuals that are passionate and curious. People connected to their local communities and tuned in to the latest public affairs that often return for tours and bring their friends and family. This helps us grow our presence on a state and national level.
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According to Harvard Business Review, customers who have developed an emotional bond with a brand are described as ‘fully connected customers’ and are over 50% more valuable, on average, than even a highly satisfied customer. These fully connected customers purchase more and are less likely to be price-sensitive.
Forging positive emotional connections paves the way to brand loyalty and life-long customers, thus an organic growth strategy for your business.
More than 65 percent of those surveyed in Harvard Business Review shared that being emotionally connected to a brand made them feel like the company or business cared about people like them. How do you get people to feel like that about YOUR organization?
We’ve talked in previous posts about what branding really is:
Brand = Perception + Experience
Part of your customer’s experience is their interaction and connection with your organization. What are you doing to strengthen your customer’s perception and experience of your brand?
Consider, when you are sharing a post on social media or writing a newsletter piece: what feelings might this spark? Do you convey that you care about the person engaging with your content? Do you convey that you are making a difference in the world and that you care about the same or similar things that they do?
Michigan Radio Sponsorship is an excellent way to forge an emotional connection with the audience you are trying to reach. Your sponsorship message on Michigan Radio offers the listener an opportunity to positively perceive and experience your brand. Your message allows the listener to know that you share similar concerns. In addition, your brand will be connected to our well-established and trusted brand, giving you access to the coveted public media Halo Effect. The Michigan Radio audience is made up of ‘fully-connected customers’ – our members financially support the station and are 74% more likely to do business with an organization that also supports us!
A fully-engaged, emotionally connected audience across Michigan is ready to hear your message – what are you waiting for? Contact us to get started!