Radio

 

Case Studies

BECOMING FACEBOOK: THE 10 CHALLENGES THAT DEFINED THE COMPANY THAT'S DISRUPTING THE WORLD

MEDIA CONNECT conducted a boutique campaign for Silicon Valley insider Mike Hoefflinger’s book, Beco... more ›

 

GET THE MOST OUT OF RETIREMENT

MEDIA CONNECT is helping people plan for retirement through the promotion of AARP’s and ABA’s newest... more ›

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO RAISING TEENS AND TWEENS

Media Connect promoted debut author and veteran teacher Douglas Haddad and his book, The Ultimate Gu... more ›

 

THE WAR ON SCIENCE

Media Connect had the opportunity to work with Milkweed Editions and author Shawn Otto to promote Th... more ›

 

CONNECTEDNESS AND CONTAGION: PROTECTING THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM FROM PANICS

Media Connect has successfully promoted (in 2016) Professor Hal Scott, the author of Connectedness a... more ›

 

CALCULATED RISK: THE MODERN ENTREPRENEUR’S HANDBOOK

How does an entrepreneur take any idea and turn it into a profitable venture?  What do investors loo... more ›

 

ALTERED GENES, TWISTED TRUTH

MEDIA CONNECT conducted a boutique campaign for public interest attorney Steven M. Druker’s book Alt... more ›

 

THE MYTHS OF CREATIVITY: THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND PEOPLE GENERATE GREAT IDEAS

MEDIA CONNECT conducted a boutique campaign for the founder of LDRLB and a professor of management a... more ›

 

BRIEF: MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT BY SAYING LESS

MEDIA CONNECT conducted a boutique campaign for the founder and CEO of Sheffield Marketing Partners... more ›

 

THE MIRACLE OF THE KURDS

MEDIA CONNECT promoted The Miracle of the Kurds: A Remarkable Story of Hope Reborn In Northern Iraq... more ›

 

THE STORM AND THE TIDE

Sports Illustrated Books asked MEDIA CONNECT to promote The Storm and The Tide by Lars Anderson, a f... more ›

 

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: AN UNFORGETTABLE WWII STORY OF SURVIVAL, COURAGE, AND THE SINKING OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS

On July 30, 1945 the USS Indianapolis was struck by two Japanese torpedoes and rolled over, sinking... more ›

 
 

MEDIA CONNECT offers radio publicity campaigns as a stand alone or as a component to a larger campaign.

MDRT/Morning Drive Radio Tour®

The MDRT® was created and trademarked by MEDIA CONNECT in 1990 and has proven to be an extremely popular and effective publicity vehicle. The MDRT capitalizes on the largest radio listening audience which is the "morning drive" with shows and hosts in cities around the country.  In advance we arrange  upwards of  18 or more back-to-back interviews in one morning. Most interviews are ten minutes or less.  A typical Morning Drive Radio Tour® will have at least a couple of million listeners hearing your message.

The key to the MDRT's success is targeting the appropriate demographic and format for your message. Some publicity firms and most radio services provide radio tours to their affiliates or "go-to  stations" only. We have the freedom to pitch to the shows that match up best with your message. News / Talk radio is the most common format approached, but with the right message MC also targets FM shows, Rock, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Top 40, Urban, Country, and Religious formats.  The MDRT can be a very successful publicity tool as it tends to :

  • Maximize exposure
  • Access local radio markets
  • Allows the spokesperson/author to be anywhere in the world

For answers to questions about the Morning Drive Radio Tour, please click here.

General Radio Publicity

When there is a specialized subject (academic, business, health, cooking, etc.) or specific message, a General Radio Tour may be more appropriate. Over the course of several weeks we will line-up stations across the country in various formats (usually news / talk or local National Public Radio affiliates) to conduct interviews. The General Radio Tour can be booked in blocks of ten, fifteen, twenty or more interviews. They can sometimes be clustered so that you are interviewing with several stations in one day.  The interviews occur at all times of the day and the length of the interviews can range from ten minutes to one hour depending upon the show's format.

Power Radio Promotions

MC Power Radio Promotions will arrange a promotional giveaway (of books or other product) on radio stations in markets around the country to help spread the word about your book or product.

We can target specific markets that meet your needs (either demographically, tour markets or markets where additional marketing promotions are running) or we can pitch the entire country.

Books/products -- usually five or ten units -- plus promotional material, will be sent to each participating station in return for promotional mentions that will be documented. Each station signs an affidavit stating they gave away the books/product on-air.

Radio News Release

MC Radio News Release will create and send out a thirty second or one-minute sound clip with you about your book, service or organization to over 4,000 radio stations, both AM and FM stations, in hundreds of markets and cities.

Some, or all, of the audio clip will be picked up by 300 or more stations and aired over the course of several months. We'll also email you an mp3 recording that you can post onto your Web site and distribute accordingly.

MC will issue regular reports of when something aired and guarantees at least 300 airings. It's a great way to reach listeners at all hours of the day without having to do any interviews. It's more cost-effective than advertising and gets your message out effectively.

MDRT FAQ

How many interviews will you schedule for me and when will they take place?
MC guarantees you will be interviewed by at least 18 stations. In the unlikely event we do not schedule 18 interviews, we will make up the remainder on another day. Interviews usually take place from 7:00 am EST to Noon EST.

How long will the interviews last?
Most are ten minutes or less. On occasion some can be as short as five minutes or as long as twenty minutes.

Will there be call-ins?
No, members of the listening audience do not call in for commenst or questions.

Can I get copies of my interviews?
Upon request, we can record the interviews and provide you with a CD or MP3. However you are not permitted to use the interviews in any way except for your own listening enjoyment. To put them up on a website requires the express written consent of the station conducting the interview.

Will my interviews be live or taped?
Some will air live; some will be taped.

What type of stations participate?
MC will contact shows that take guests via phone, that air in the morning, and that have demographics that match the audience you are seeking. Usually we book on AM stations, though we also contact FM stations if appropriate. We'll initially seek stations in the top 100 markets and then expand our outreach to other markets as well. MC will seek, where appropriate nationally syndicated programs.

How will I be updated?
At least once a week MC will send you a list of stations that have agreed to participate in the tour. We usually begin booking a tour 3-5 weeks prior to the scheduled date of the tour. You'll receive a final schedule 1-2 days before the tour date, identifying: the city, station name, host's and producer's names, station format, and time of day for the interviews.

How do you get radio stations to commit to the tour?
MC enjoys excellent professional relationships with the media and really leverages its contacts to your benefit. MC is aware of a station's preferences, deadlines, and demographics, so we match you with the best possible interview opportunity. MC does not pay radio stations for the interviews, nor does it conduct any advertising with them.

How can I measure results?
A radio tour delivers many results, from branding you, to getting out your positive message, to possibly contributing to an increase in sales of your service or product. Unfortunately, it is difficult to conclude how many sales or how much awareness is created from the tour. MC doesn't guarantee a specific result but believes it yields results and positions you better in the marketplace of ideas and products.

Where do the interviews take place?
You don't have to go to a studio or travel - you can be anywhere in the world -- it's all done by a land line phone from wherever you are -- your house, hotel, or office. However, cell phones should not be used.

Will you coach me?
Yes, we'll help you prepare and train you to do well on radio. We offer a coaching session should you want one that can last up to 30 minutes, and could include a mock interview. MC will also e-mail tips and suggestions for maximizing the opportunity your radio tour presents to you if you request. Preparation also consists of you listening to local talk radio, reviewing your press kit, and practicing.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Please pass along my sincere thanks for the flowers that brightened my day – as well as my kitchen. It's nice to know that I'm being thought of by people who also had a big hand in making Tuesdays with Morrie a success.
— MITCH ALBOM, Author of Tuesdays with Morrie