Radio Sales Café

Networking for radio sales professionals from Grace Broadcast Sales.

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Welcome to Radio Sales Café!

An overview of Radio Sales Café: tips for navigating the site, answers to FAQ's, and policies for posting content. Please read this first!

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New to Radio Sales?

Just getting started in Radio sales and wondering where to begin? This section of the RSC forum is for you. Ask any questions you like, and get great answers from our radio sales veterans. You'll find lots of helpful information here!

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The Round Table: Brainstorming & Problem-solving

Have a question about sales and advertising? Dealing with a difficult client? Need some input on an ad campaign? Looking for ideas for a promotion? Post your questions -- and your answers to others' questions -- here!

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Friday Polls

Every Friday we send a poll question to RSC members; please share your answers -- to the current week's question and any of the previous weeks' questions -- in this forum. And if you have requests for poll questions, please let us know!

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"Spot Check" - Commercial Review

If you've written and/or produced radio spots for which you'd like to get candid feedback from RSC members, you may post them here, using the "Add a Discussion" link. This is a place where honest feedback can be solicited, given and received with a shared commitment to being objective and truly helpful. NOTE: Use the upload function for audio only; if you're submitting a script for review, please paste the text into the body of your message. Makes it easier for members to read and comment inline. Thanks!

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Copywriting Tips, Commercial Examples

Articles for ad writers by ad writers, commercials for illustration and inspiration.

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Killer Promotions & Ad Campaigns

If you or someone at your station has created a successful ad campaign, sold a tough client, or put together a brilliant promotion, we'd love to hear about it - post here!

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Sales & Marketing Resources

Tell us about your favorite sales and marketing resources -- books, magazines, newsletters, websites, sales consultants, etc. Where do YOU go for ideas and advice? If you come across a good sales article, please post the link here.

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RSC Sales & Advertising Library

Welcome to RSC's archive of audio recordings and book recommendations designed to add to your knowledge and sharpen your skills.

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Radio Sales Employment Opportunities

What opportunities are available in your market for radio advertising sales professionals? What about sales-support positions, copywriters, etc? If you're offering or seeking employment in radio sales, post here!

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Profile IconSteve Largent, Sharon Buie and Jeff Davis joined Radio Sales Café
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Rebecca Schwartz liked Joshua Fleming, CRME's discussion Franchise Funds Vs. Local Decisions
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Les Patterson posted a blog post

Les Patterson’s Monday Morning Boost: Patriots Sing

Patriotic songs have always resonated deep within my soul. My earliest memories experiencing those stirring feelings came in either the second or third grade. Mr. Meacham, a former Green Beret, stretched our young minds to see beyond the Three R’s and lunch recess when he taught us Barry Sadler’s Ballad of the Green Beret Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who…See More
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Joshua Fleming, CRME posted a discussion

Franchise Funds Vs. Local Decisions

One of the challenges that I seem to be facing like never before is the amount of franchise businesses, vs the lack of local brands. The franchises believe they don't have to advertise locally because they are a Panera, or Sportclips, ect. I have 30 of these on my prospect list, I have met with every local owner or manager; as some owners live outta of state and are hands off. The owners I have met with locally all think that their franchise agreement takes care of their advertising needs due…See More
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3 events by Rebecca Schwartz were featured
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Rod Schwartz replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: How Does Your Station Participate in Your Community's 4th of July Celebration?'
"For at least the last 20 years, our stations have partnered with local businesses to air messages in support of our community 4th of July celebration, donating at least half the revenue to the Chamber of Commerce to help pay for the fireworks…"
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Rebecca Schwartz replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: How Does Your Station Participate in Your Community's 4th of July Celebration?'
"From Steve Hopp: Our station participates in two different parades.  One in the morning, the other in the evening.  We throw speakers on top the decorated station van and play march music in the parade procession.  In that we are the…"
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Kevan Schooler replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: How Does Your Station Participate in Your Community's 4th of July Celebration?'
"Our Town has the "Pops in the Park" where we utilize the amphitheater in our city park.  It is on July 3rd every year and one of the biggest productions in Texas.  Our Symphony and choir play during the fireworks display . We…"
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Jack Guberman is now a member of Radio Sales Café
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Becky Weber Johnson replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: How Does Your Station Participate in Your Community's 4th of July Celebration?'
"We are creating a fireworks soundtrack that will coordinate with the start of our "home town" fireworks because they all pretty much start the same time no matter where you are.  It's in conjunction with Festival Foods who…"
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Mike Petersen replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: How Does Your Station Participate in Your Community's 4th of July Celebration?'
"This year our station is providing a musical accompaniment to the Fireworks display on the 4th.  We sold sponsorships & got a total of about $2000 in revenue.  We'll promote all this week of course.  The sponsors will be…"
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2 discussions started by Rebecca Schwartz were featured
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A discussion started by Dean Fettes was featured

Summer Promotion for syndicated 80's music program

I'm looking for some sales ideas for my nationally syndicated all 80's weekend program... The show is on several Internet and terrestrial stations throughout the country. Can anyone help me out with a promotion that we could tie 80's music in with?See More
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Rebecca Schwartz posted discussions
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Profile IconBruce G. Cherry Jr. and Denise Duda joined Radio Sales Café
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Les Patterson posted a blog post

Les Patterson’s Monday Morning Boost: Recovering Father

Today’s story comes together in the final paragraph.That’s true for most stories, and perhaps I don’t need to tell you this. Great writers, of course, would never make such a plea; they simply captivate with their first lines. Such captivation happened when I recently reread Jason Wright’s Recovering Charles:“I can’t look up without seeing it.”I knew I was in for a wonderful journey with the very first line.I indulged myself Friday afternoon and reread Recovering Charles sitting under a canopy…See More
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