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CSRA Advertisers Ask: How Long Should A Radio Commercial Be?

Aug 12, 2019 7:19:00 AM / by Larry Julius

Augusta radio stations offer different commercial length options to fulfill the marketing objectives and budgets of Central Savannah River Area small business owners.  The most common lengths are :60-seconds, :30-seconds, :15-seconds, and :10-seconds.

So, how long should a radio commercial on Augusta radio be? The simple answer: As long as necessary, but as short as possible.

According to "Seven Steps For Success", the length of a radio commercial should be determined, primarily, by the marketing objective of the underlying campaign.

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Should CSRA Business Owners Put Phone Numbers In Radio Advertising?

Jul 12, 2019 6:22:47 PM / by Larry Julius

When a Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) small business owner buys a 60-second commercial on an Augusta radio station, she is limited to about 160 words to persuade listeners to become customers.  To be successful, then, each word needs to be carefully selected to fulfill the desired marketing objective

A telephone number comprises seven words. Ten if the area code is included.  If the number is repeated three times during the commercial, then it will consume 21-30 words or up to 18% of the total.

So, should a CSRA business owner sacrifice a significant portion of a radio commercial to insert a phone number? Except for certain circumstances, described below, the answer is no. 

Here are the facts.

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