Clear Channel Launches AuDiO, A Proprietary Radio Targeting Tool for Political Advertisers
June 18, 2014 at 7:38 AM (PT)
CCM+E has launched the AUDIENCE DELIVERY OPTIMIZER (AuDiO), a proprietary radio targeting tool developed specifically for political advertisers. This radio optimization tool enables local and national political campaigns across the country to precisely target key voter segments using radio -- which was confirmed by recent research to be one of the most effective and efficient consumer advertising vehicles. AuDiO will be available to political candidates nationwide for the 2014 campaign cycle.
AuDiO matches key information about 245 million Americans who listen to CLEAR CHANNEL’s 840 U.S. terrestrial radio stations to leading political databases to make actionable predictions about which desired voter segment is listening to which stations at which times. Using the 10 most common political segments (from “Super Democrats” to “Ultra Conservatives”1) AuDiO can ascertain how many target voters radio reaches in any political district around the country. Moreover, AuDiO can identify the media preferences of any target segment, giving advertisers key information about which media are best to reach which voters. AuDiO works at all levels of national, statewide and local elections.
“Ninety-two percent of Americans listen to radio every month -- but despite radio’s incredible reach, campaigns have never had a tool like AuDiO for radio before,” said EVP/Political Strategy NATHAN DASCHLE. “AuDiO takes the guesswork out of radio buying by replacing wild hunches with actionable and precise models so that campaigns know which of their desired target audiences are listening, when and to whom. This means that campaigns, political parties and other groups across AMERICA have the ability to use radio in a much smarter way to reach their target voters.”