Old Media. New Tricks.

It’s Not Me. It’s You.

Posted on: November 10, 2008

Old media talks down to its audience.  New media engages its audience.

Do you recognize how vastly different those two sentences are? Those two simple sentences hold all the answers to all the problems old media, and old companies, have when it comes to new media.  You can’t preach to your consumers, you have to inspire them.

Radio station websites need to not only have the recent chart and concert listings, it needs to have a two way dialogue between host and listener.

Blogs are VITAL for the survival of the radio station brand, but they need to be a two way street.  Just shouting out content at the listeners, without a way for them to interact is like a radio station without a request line.

Whether or not you actually take requests is not the point, the listener needs to feel like they’re engaged in the process and have ownership of the station.  Blogs and the ability to interact with the audience using new media works the same way.

catch the buzz… pass it on.

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