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Closing the Appointment to Get More Sales

Closing The Appointment: How to Get It Done in Today’s Environment

Don’t let your efforts to close the appointment earn you a one-way ticket to the junk folder. TopLine’s Jim Tarantine shares insights into how you can successfully close more appointments — and, ultimately, more sales.   We’ve all heard the phrase. via GIPHY Everyone wants to close sales, but how about closing the appointment? Getting […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 19th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

CES 2021

CES 2021: The Only Constant is Change

In a year relatively light on major announcements, CES 2021 reminds us that to reject change is to embrace failure. The first all-virtual CES is in the books. Compared to recent years, the 2021 event was relatively light on major, industry-changing announcements. Take General Motors, which had the most prominent presence of any automaker, for […]

Trends in Broadcast Revenue Growth

The 7 Trends You Need to Know About to Grow Your Revenue in 2021

Successful sales executives know that knowledge is power. We break down seven top trends emerging in broadcast sales, and how you can navigate them successfully.  If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that lacking the willingness or ability to adapt is a recipe for failure. Nearly every business — and hey, almost every person! — underwent […]

Webinar: How to Work Smarter with POST

You likely know POST as a podcasting system, but did you know it does so much more, all designed to make the lives of broadcast pros easier? With POST, numerous things you need to get done regularly that may have little to do with podcasting, like airchecking talent to transcribing content to getting audio assets […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 12th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 5th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: December 29th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Futuri’s AI-Driven Content, Audience, and Revenue Growth Technology Sees Record Usage Growth in 2020

Solutions like TopLine, POST, and TopicPulse are being used more than ever amid seismic shifts for content creators and broadcasters. CLEVELAND, December 14, 2020 — In a year of unprecedented change in the ways broadcasters do business and audiences consume content, usage of Futuri’s AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence technology hit record highs. Analysis […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: December 22nd, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: December 15th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: December 8th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: December 1st, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

9 Reasons We’re Thankful for Radio

As radio turns 100 this year, we’re more thankful for the role it plays in our lives than ever. Here are nine (of the many!) ways we’re thankful for radio today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Radio brings local communities together. Radio brands know their audiences so very well. The local news, sports, health […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 23rd, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Holidays 2020: How CCM Radio Can Take Its Listener Relationships to the Next Level

As we close a year that has been phenomenally stressful for most of us for many reasons, not the least of which is the contagious, deadly virus out there (come on, vaccine!), many of the year-end social and spiritual outlets we’ve relied on forever aren’t available to us — at least in the same form […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 16th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 10th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 2nd, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Roxanne Steele, Marci Stanley, and Kendall B. Join Futuri’s Prep+ Team

Wednesday, October 28 — Prep+, Futuri’s show prep and team collaboration system, has added Roxanne Steele, Marci Stanley, and Kendall B. to its team as Format Specialists. Steele, Stanley, and Kendall B., who all have long histories as on-air talent, are responsible for developing multimedia content, updated multiple times during each daypart, for use on-air, […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: October 26th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Webinar: See Ya 2020! How to Set Yourself Up for Recovery in 2021.

Will you be sad to say goodbye to 2020? Didn’t think so. But 2021 brings new goals, and TopLine is here to help you crush them. This webinar, presented by TopLine‘s Jim Tarantine and Erin Callaghan, included the results of our wide-ranging study on how the radio sales landscape is changing, what opportunities lie ahead, […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: October 19th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: October 12th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Webinar: Urban Radio Shines in 2020

Webinar: Urban Radio Shines in 2020

At a time when radio’s strength with local programming and community service is more important than ever, Urban formats have done a particularly admirable job in delivering content that brings their audience together in unique ways. In this webinar, moderated by Futuri’s Kendall B., our panel shares examples of greatness and lessons learned in 2020. […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: October 6th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: September 28th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: September 21st, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig

Daniel Anstandig, Futuri CEO, Named to Crain’s Cleveland’s 40 Under Forty 2020 List

Futuri CEO and co-founder Daniel Anstandig, 37, has been named to Crain’s Cleveland 40 Under Forty 2020 List. Per Crain’s, “Crain’s 40 Under Forty honorees are, in a word, leaders. They are making a difference in their companies and their communities. Chosen by our editorial team to represent a range of businesses and backgrounds, these […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: September 14th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Caller 9 Contest

Sayonara, ‘Caller 9.’ Are You Selling Your Station Short with Old-School Contesting?

By Scott Lindy, Futuri Partner Success Team Hi, you’re caller six, try again. Hi, you’re caller seven, try again. Hi, you’re caller eight, try again. (Deep breath.) Hi, you’re caller nine! What’s your name and where are you calling from? It’s radio’s contesting Groundhog’s Day.  Been there? Still there? Although fading from the radio landscape, […]

September 8

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: September 8th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: August 31st, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

Mobile

The 5 Ways You’re Missing Out Without A Station Mobile App

By Scott Lindy, Futuri Partner Success Team We’re all aware of the massive increase in the percentage of people working from their homes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. What you may have missed, is the recent Nielsen data that shows that adult consumers aged 18+ streaming audio on smartphones increased from 50% every week in Q1 […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: August 24th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

CRS360

Webinar: The Workplace Ain’t What It Used To Be.. Now What?

This CRS360 webinar explored a variety of topics of interest of anyone trying to run their station’s business during constant COVID-19 disruptions. As companies across the country experiment with ways to keep their teams productive and listeners engaged during the ever-changing state of COVID-19 disruptions, this CRS360 webinar will present fundamentals we’ve learned several months […]

Audience Engagement Usage

Audience Engagement Tech Usage Skyrockets As Radio Continues to Work from Home

Futuri’s cloud-based technology sees record usage amid shifts in working and listening behavior. New data from Futuri shows that usage of their audience engagement technology, designed to make it easy for broadcast teams to work remotely and reach listeners wherever they are, has seen huge growth as so many continue to work remotely amid COVID-19 […]

Business Acumen

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: August 17th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: August 10th, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

It’s Go Time for Podcasting

By Gale Parmelee, Futuri Partner Success Team You likely started off 2020 with much optimism both personally and professionally.  I don’t think any of us planned to be in the midst of a global pandemic by the second quarter but nonetheless that’s what happened and here we are.  COVID-19 disrupted everything from the toilet paper […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: August 3rd, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Digest

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: July 27, 2020 Edition

This week: Back to school opportunities, hair wellness takes off, rise in interest in auto sales, how mortgage lenders and real estate agents must set themselves apart, and more.

TopLine Business Acumen Digest: July 20, 2020 Edition

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: July 20, 2020 Edition

TopLine’s Business Acumen Series features business trends and opportunities to help sales professionals prospect and engage clients.

TopLine whitepaper

TopLine White Paper — Succeeding Today and in the Post-Coronavirus Economy: Trends, Opportunities, and the Changing Consumer Landscape

Succeeding Today and in the Post-Coronavirus Economy: Trends, Opportunities, and the Changing Consumer Landscape — A TopLine White Paper. While many areas around the country are “reopening”, until we have a vaccine for COVID-19, we need to expect the unexpected. Spikes and second waves are possible. While all of this might make one feel powerless, remember: knowledge […]

TopLine Webinar: Succeeding Through the Back Half of the Year

TopLine Webinar: Succeeding Through the Back Half of the Year

Just because Q2 has been rough doesn’t mean you can’t hit your 2020 sales goals. TopLine has put together a webinar featuring some of the most creative and successful radio sales executives from around the country to discuss their approach on topics like: Today’s new pain points and how they’re addressing them. What new and […]

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Jim Tarantine Promoted to Product Manager, TopLine at Futuri

Cleveland, Ohio, June 8, 2020 – Longtime media executive Jim Tarantine has been promoted to Product Manager, TopLine at Futuri. Tarantine will help set the strategy and product roadmap for TopLine, Futuri’s AI-driven sales research and insights platform that helps shorten sales cycles and advance every stage of the sales process. Prior to joining Futuri in 2018, Tarantine spent 12 years at Arbitron […]

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Futuri: Station Mobile App Usage Grows During COVID-19 Changes

Consumer usage of station-specific mobile apps is on the rise since the onset of consumer behavior changes spurred by restrictions related to COVID-19. Futuri, a leading provider of mobile apps for broadcasters, has seen the following trends across Futuri’s station-specific mobile apps: Average of +25% increase in sessions since the early April across a variety […]

Tether

Futuri and ReelWorld Announce Strategic Partnership and Launch the Future of Standout Interactive Programming: Tether

Creative by ReelWorld, Connection by Futuri: Leaders in technology and creative innovation join forces to enable turnkey creation of standout programming moments. Cleveland, Ohio, and Seattle, Washington, May 20, 2020 — Futuri, the leading provider of cloud-based audience engagement software, and ReelWorld, the radio industry’s leading jingle, imaging, and sonic branding company, today announced a […]

Webinar: Beyond Ideas: How to Build Marketing Campaigns That Get Results for Your Clients

Free Webinar: Beyond Ideas: How to Build Marketing Campaigns That Get Results for Your Clients

In today’s increasingly competitive environment, successful sales professionals need to deliver value for their clients by turning ideas into persuasive campaigns. This 60-minute webinar demystifies the storytelling process and teaches the most up-to-date techniques on developing ideas for persuasive marketing campaigns. This webinar is taught by Gerry Tabio and Sally Beamer of Creative Resources Group […]

3 ways radio brands can build audience and revenue with podcasting

3 Ways Radio Brands Can Build Audience and Revenue with Podcasting 

We all know the stats: audio consumption has never been higher, and that makes it even more critical for radio brands to have a strong podcasting strategy. The popularity of podcasts, both original podcasts and your time-shifted key content being made available on-demand, continues to grow—particularly as listeners and creators find themselves stuck at home […]

Webinar: Programming During a Pandemic: How to Defend and Grow Your Audience

Webinar: Programming During a Pandemic: How to Defend and Grow Your Audience

The coronavirus pandemic has implications for ratings, digital programming, and even your target listener profile — it’s bigger than the shift to working and broadcasting from home. As overwhelming as it all may seem, there is opportunity in the midst of this chaos. This 30-minute webinar, presented by Futuri Media’s Scott Lindy and Charlie Maxx, […]

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