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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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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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RSC Classifieds, aka "Radio Stuff for Sale"

Have studio equipment or parts you'd like to sell or are looking to buy? Sales training courses? Other radio- or sales-related items? Here's your chance to connect with like-minded members. Please note: this section is for private party classifieds only, NOT business ads.

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Latest Activity

Rod Schwartz replied to Rod Schwartz's discussion 'April Fool's Day Commercials?'
"Richard, thanks for the kind words.  Love your spoofs, too!"
7 hours ago
Christa Berkowitz posted a discussion

Help!!! Need ideas for a Liquor Store Spot

Need a few ideas for a Liquor Store that is female owned, drive thru, and orders specialty liquiors....See More
7 hours ago
Richard Teimer replied to Rod Schwartz's discussion 'April Fool's Day Commercials?'
"At the risk of incurring the wrath of PETA, this dog-lover couldn't stop laughing at that Pet Dryer ad!  The sfx were perfect.  Beautifully done, Rod.  Thanks for posting both those ads.  And if I had a Holographic Radio…"
8 hours ago
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9 hours ago
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May is Military Appreciation Month - free :30-second salute to our troops!

Do you do any special messages or promotions for May, Military Appreciation Month?  If so, we'd love to hear about them!Grace Broadcast Sales has produced a :30-second salute to our troops that you can download & air free of charge:http://www.gracebroadcast.com/prodAFS.htm(scroll down until you can see the "support our troops" flag icon)Thanks to all who serve and their families!See More
9 hours ago
Rebecca Schwartz posted a discussion

May is Military Appreciation Month

Do you do any special messages or promotions for May, Military Appreciation Month?  If so, we'd love to hear about them!Grace Broadcast Sales has produced a :30-second salute to our troops that you can download & air free of charge:http://www.gracebroadcast.com/prodAFS.htm(scroll down until you can see the "support our troops" flag icon)Thanks to all who serve and their families!See More
9 hours ago
Dan Ryan is now a member of Radio Sales Café
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Alex Mann replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Is the Best Approach for Setting an Appointment with a Prospect?'
"Rod,   I completely agree that there is validity to a demo prior to the CNA. You can find good info about the client on their website, Facebook/Twitter, online reviews, if you're in the local business chamber... your fellow chamber…"
13 hours ago
Alex Mann replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Is the Best Approach for Setting an Appointment with a Prospect?'
"Hey everyone! Thank you for all the responses. I just wanted to say that I have been trying the spec ad approach the past week and so far... 100% success rate. But I would tell you the ads are based on research. I attached two examples. One prospect…"
13 hours ago
Alex Mann replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Is the Best Approach for Setting an Appointment with a Prospect?'
"Hey Stephen! Glad to see a fellow Wisconsinite on here! I would imagine SW rural WI is pretty similar to the Valley. Our station is based in Oshkosh but I do most of my prospecting in Appleton. I drive up from Milwaukee everyday, I'm on full…"
13 hours ago
Jingle Jim Reilly posted a discussion

Starting A Mothers-To-BeClub

Radio Sales Cafe Members,Good morning to you ... I hope you have a very profitable week.This Week's Sales Tip: There are four million babies born in the United States every year and 500,000 of them are born to teenage mothers. There are 500,000 babies born every day world wide and there are slightly more males born than females ... That's a lot of babies and a prime opportunity for your stations.This overlooked segment of the population needs some attention so let's start a Station…See More
14 hours ago
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