CPR Promotional Check-Up - Nov 23, 2015
November 23, 2015
With all of the Hallmark Holidays, it's good to dissect them and look for what we can "play with". Christmas? Holy crap. Toys, travel, snow, elves, shopping, Santa, sleighs, trees, sweaters, ornaments.
In the States in a month, it will be Thanksgiving and your #1 source of comedic and non-comedic pleasure are turkeys. Let's look at these, shall we?
Free Turkeys You can totally over-think prizing. A free turkey the week before Thanksgiving is a great great prize. Which is why Power 96 in Miami has regularly gone out with a freezer truck and handed out thousands of them, causing all sorts of traffic trouble. Mix in San Antonio? Just got a client request to help give away a bunch.
Turkey Shoots We're obviously in a mature medium so it's been fun to see a few stations take one of the talent, dress them up as a turkey, let them loose on a driving range while listeners with paintball guns peg away. Hit the poor bastard and win a bird.
Yes, Turkeys CAN Fly As done by stations in Atlanta and Houston where they hung little paper accordion-style turkey centerpieces under bouquets of balloons and released them upwind of the market filling the sky with flying turkeys. Retrieve one and bring it in for a free frozen foul.
Hold Hostage Free Willy. Best food drive ever. Take a turkey, sentence him to death and execute him live on the air the night before Thanksgiving if you don't hit your goal.
Turkey Drops As done by Power 106 in LA when they dropped a hundred paper turkeys on a crowd of qualifiers from a helicopter.
Turkey Races Done by KLUC in Las Vegas with interns blowing a pile of numbered paper turkeys down, around and back I the halls of the radio station. First to cross a line in front of the conference room won a $40 turkey.
Deep Fry One In The Station Vehicle One of Tommy Chucks greatest ideas. Ask him about it.
Turkey Bingo As doneby KOB-FM in Albuquerque. They gave out numbered grids, let loose a turkey and if he plopped in your square, you won a turkey.
Turducken Create your own culinary masterpiece.
Turkey Punch An annual feature by Billy The Kid at Kiss in Dallas. Listeners call in with their gripes about Thanksgiving plans and travel and Billy would let them metaphorically punch one for stress relief. Great SFX. This is one of those bits that people anticipate.
Turkey Bowling And finally, 94.9 in Cincinnati gets TV coverage every freaking year when they invite listeners out to bowl frozen turkeys on an ice rink.