Garth Brooks Ticket Sweepstakes
WWKA-FM | Orlando, FL
This ticket sweepstakes from WWKA-FM serves as a great example of a station choosing database growth as a strategic priority. When the station received exclusive tickets to a private Garth Brooks concert, they capitalized on the valuable prize and created a sweepstakes to grow their first party audience through email opt-ins and app downloads. They promoted the campaign on-air, online, social media, and inside the WKKA app. The campaign drove over 11,500 opt-ins for the station’s newsletter as well as seven thousand new app downloads during the two-week contest.
Go Ask Mom Cutest Baby Photo Contest
WRAL-TV | Raleigh, NC
This Cutest Baby photo contest from WRAL-TV was a fantastic list-builder for the station and their sponsor, Moxie Pest Control. They asked their viewers to share a photo of their baby for a chance to win a gift card prize pack valued at $600, which helped drive over 126,600 votes. The subject matter of the contest was a perfect chance to grow the station’s ‘Mom’s and Family’ newsletter, which received a 50% opt-in rate from this promotion.
Lo Mejor de Tampa Bay Ballot
WYUU-FM | Tampa, FL
This editorial ballot from Spanish Contemporary station WYUU-FM is a great example of the list-building power of ballots. Not only did this campaign drive huge engagement (17,000 votes), but it also grew their email list by over 2,500 opt-ins from their niche audience without utilizing a prize. To top it off, when local businesses saw what WYUU created, they wanted in – this led to $8,500 in unplanned sponsorship revenue.
Generating quality email lists should always be a top goal at your local media company. Make sure you’re leveraging contests and interactive content to engage your audience, build your database, and enhance your email strategy.