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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    There are exceptions to every behavioral norm. There are teens who listen to WQXR. There are Dominicans who listen to WNSH.

    But advertisers have considerable data on the cost of making a sale, and it generally shows that it is not economical to try to convince older consumers to use most mass-market goods and services.

    They get that data from research, not from anecdotal experiences that can't be replicated or projected into the universe.
    Lee must be trying to wind us up. No one who isn't kidding could possibly trot out a nonagenarian Bentley owner as typical of ANYTHING. First, most people over 90 no longer drive. Second, Bentley owners of any age are usually in a rarefied demographic that doesn't exercise the normal restraints on its discretionary spending.

    And even if this neighbor had, somehow, been persuaded to dump his Bentley for a Lexus by a Lexus ad, chances are the ad was on TV, not radio, and was on a program that attracts upscale, older viewers, such as a golf tournament. Wouldn't a normal obscenely wealthy codger want to SEE the Lexus and compare it to that classic Bentley in his driveway before making that bizarre impulse buy?

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    There are exceptions to every behavioral norm. There are teens who listen to WQXR. There are Dominicans who listen to WNSH.

    But advertisers have considerable data on the cost of making a sale, and it generally shows that it is not economical to try to convince older consumers to use most mass-market goods and services.

    They get that data from research, not from anecdotal experiences that can't be replicated or projected into the universe.
    Older consumers are Lexus’s primary customers. You’re in the Dark Ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Linwood View Post
    Older consumers are Lexus’s primary customers. You’re in the Dark Ages.
    But the older consumers are not persuaded by radio advertising.

    The point is that conventional electronic media ads are not effective or cost efficient in changing older consumer habits.

    You are arguing that older people... at least some of them... spend a lot of money.

    Different subjects. Older people with money to buy a Lexus generally got that money by having a good savings and investment strategy. They are informed consumers, too. They read Consumer Reports, research high-ticket purchases, compare warranties, and generally are cautious and logical about such decisions rather than impulsive and emotional.

    Anecdotally, I've been thinking about our own next cars for about 9 months now. And in no rush to make a decision. Advertising won't likely have anything to do with the final decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andreajesus View Post
    yeah, but....i don't remember CBSFM ever being at a 5.4 (well, maybe pre-1984 days) - and I can almost guarantee that somebody - whether it be an Entercom somebody or PD Jim Ryan - is looking at those numbers and asking "what is it gonna take for CBSFM to be #1 again? We were #1 once before...."
    They need to get rid of the imaging. It does not match the music but rather the oldies format. If they are going to play 80's and 90's music then the imaging and DJ's should sound like from that period or from today and not that hackey CBS-FM oldies sound. I get douche chills every time I hear it despite liking the music that is on the station. Keep the music format just get rid of the very dated imaging. Something like the Q, the old WNEW or PLJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerock View Post
    They need to get rid of the imaging. It does not match the music but rather the oldies format. If they are going to play 80's and 90's music then the imaging and DJ's should sound like from that period or from today and not that hackey CBS-FM oldies sound. I get douche chills every time I hear it despite liking the music that is on the station. Keep the music format just get rid of the very dated imaging. Something like the Q, the old WNEW or PLJ.

    Mike - CBS did update their imaging about a year ago and jumped away from the old jingle package. Are you saying their more recent imaging is still off key? Also, what DJ's are you suggesting sound out of date? I hate to ask this question, not as to take you down, but more to understand, how old are you? There have been a lot of discussions over the years over this issue of imaging and how to win when you generally have a format that plays to people from 30-60 years of age (and more...)

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by mikerock View Post
    They need to get rid of the imaging. It does not match the music but rather the oldies format. If they are going to play 80's and 90's music then the imaging and DJ's should sound like from that period or from today and not that hackey CBS-FM oldies sound. I get douche chills every time I hear it despite liking the music that is on the station. Keep the music format just get rid of the very dated imaging. Something like the Q, the old WNEW or PLJ.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tibbs4 View Post
    Mike - CBS did update their imaging about a year ago and jumped away from the old jingle package. Are you saying their more recent imaging is still off key? Also, what DJ's are you suggesting sound out of date? I hate to ask this question, not as to take you down, but more to understand, how old are you? There have been a lot of discussions over the years over this issue of imaging and how to win when you generally have a format that plays to people from 30-60 years of age (and more...)
    The JAM imaging was dropped in January 2017 if I recall correctly, and all jingles and imaging since have come from Reelworld; they even got a new package this past year. Mike has also posted this comment nearly verbatim in different threads, so something tells me he hasn't listened recently.

    Truth of the matter is that most people do not care about what the DJ's sound like or whatever. People listen for the music, and the ratings show that it's doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceBiscuits View Post
    The JAM imaging was dropped in January 2017 if I recall correctly, and all jingles and imaging since have come from Reelworld; they even got a new package this past year. Mike has also posted this comment nearly verbatim in different threads, so something tells me he hasn't listened recently.

    Truth of the matter is that most people do not care about what the DJ's sound like or whatever. People listen for the music, and the ratings show that it's doing just fine.

    Hopefully Mike will step up and give us an update vs. using old, copied sentences saying the same old thing. . I will say that if the three personalities on the air after Shannon should be some of the most easy on the ears in America. No reflection on Shannon, just that some people will never "justify" the morning talk game, so ...

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