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TopLine Business Acumen: Early Advance May 22, 2022

This week’s early advance: Skincare is preferred over makeup, mobile bars are trending at weddings, finding a furry four-legged friend at hardware stores, and Gen Z says, make mine red.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: May 16, 2022

This week’s digest: The value of digital marketing, what’s driving man-made diamond sales increases, maintaining online grocery loyalty when favorites are out of stock, and tool rental’s building growth.

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NBC Wins Despite Losses

By Tim Wolff VP, TV & Digital Publishing Innovation, Futuri Media The proverbial champagne corks were popping at NBC this week, with news that the network had become #1 in the coveted 18-49 year-old demo. The Super Bowl and Olympics were key drivers to get them over the hump, but it wasn’t really a story […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: May 9, 2022

This week’s digest: Young consumers use mental healthcare services more, Hispanic shoppers driving digital shopping, popular gas-related perks, and caution advised for crypto investors.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: May 2, 2022

This week’s digest: Leveraging radio’s branded social content, reCommerce is growing, low effort car buying wins, and homeowners’ smart savings with smart tech.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: April 25, 2022

This week’s digest: Home improvement spending remains strong, the dating challenge for single Americans, in-store shopping grows and 2022 Mother’s Day revenue is predicted to top last year.

TopLine Pivot

A New Version of TopLine: SmithGeiger’s Elevate Division and Futuri Launch TopLine-Pivot

Introducing the Next Generation of Sales Intelligence for television and digital video sales executives The future of selling isn’t about asking the right questions; it’s about showing up with the right answers. As the leading provider of AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions for broadcasters, Futuri is an industry leader with its sales-enabled system, […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: April 18, 2022

This week’s digest: Summer travel means clothes shopping, life insurance too costly for many, exercise lowers the risk of depression, and how to get more out of your home DIY projects.

Turbocharging Your Growth in 2022 NAB Show Preview

Turbocharging Your Growth in 2022: NAB Show Preview

Get the most out of this year’s NAB Show whether you are on-site or online! Watch NAB’s Director, Member Experience Josh Miely and Futuri’s SVP Content Zena Burns discuss what Radio Show’s integration into NAB Show means and the best way to navigate the new and improved convention center experience. Not going to the show? […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: April 11, 2022

This week’s digest: More love for grocery delivery, mortgage rate increases highest in decades, inflation driving higher used cars prices, and Easter season deal hunting.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: April 4, 2022

This week’s digest: Social ads gain trust when paired with radio ads, caregiver’s retirement planning, pairing seafood with beer, and living paycheck to paycheck is on the rise.

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AP report: AI is an opportunity for local newsrooms

Groundbreaking report surveying hundreds of newsrooms points to the importance of AI. By Tim Wolff VP, TV & Digital Publishing Innovation, Futuri Media What would you choose if someone else could do part of your job? What if, instead of a person, artificial intelligence could do it? And what if it could go beyond just […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: March 28, 2022

This week’s digest: The effects of delayed healthcare, half of U.S. workers worried about retirement savings, mobile shopping while in-store, outdoor products targeting women.

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The good reporter who became a bad reporter (and how to be good again)

Are you doing the right things to retain your top performers?  By Tim Wolff, Futuri’s VP, TV and Digital Publishing Innovation The full article lives on RTDNA.com, the website of the Radio Television Digital News Association How do you use your best people? I’ve learned a lot over the years in news management. One of […]

A Better Way to Put More Listener Audio On-the-Air

Making it easier for your fans to be heard makes it easier for you   By Scott Lindy, Futuri Media Listener voices are the heart and soul of every famous radio brand. When fans of a station or show are invited to join the conversation, magic happens. We’re humans, and we all want to belong […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: March 21, 2022

This week’s digest: This week’s digest: Home remodeling growth continues, diamonds prices are going up, young Americans job hunting, health expense increases are here to stay.

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WEBINAR | The Studio Line is Dead: How to Get Listener Voices On Air in 2022

Join our Scott Lindy with guests Deb Turpin,  Nathan James, Jordan Miller, and more for this free webinar on Thursday, March 24, at 4p ET. Audiences are no longer calling station’s phone lines with requests or comments like they used to. Now they communicate through social, and they crave control of their content. It’s time […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: March 14, 2022

This week’s digest: Furniture sales up despite supply chain slowing, assisted stretching expands, trying on clothes virtually, and coupons now worth the wait.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: March 7, 2022

This week’s digest: Rising prices change spending habits, the MLB’s no show may have opened doors, tax filing gets tricky and malls amp up ‘experiences.’

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: February 28, 2022

This week’s digest: Renters prefer smart home tech, Tequila consumption is up, auto sales trends surpass pre-pandemic levels, and how restaurants are using data to get ahead.

CRS 2022: That’s a Wrap!

By Scott Lindy, Futuri Media It’s hard to believe CRS 2022 has come and gone. The firehose of thought-provoking sessions and heady conversations at Country Radio Seminar seem to have sped up the time-space continuum in Nashville. I guess it makes sense. The things we enjoy the most never last as long as we wish […]

Country Radio Seminar day two; now we’re talking

By Scott Lindy, Futuri Media In yesterday’s post from CRS 2022 in Nashville, I shared many reasons why it’s so good to be here in person rather than virtually. As the second day of learning at Country Radio Seminar transitions into the second night of live music and overdue revelry, the positive vibe and camaraderie […]

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Greetings from CRS ‘22, live and in-person from Nashville!

By Scott Lindy, Futuri Media Country Radio Seminar’s return as an on-location event is a big hit with everyone here. Being in the same physical space with hundreds of country music fans who also happen to be addicted to the radio biz is, quite honestly, thrilling. Even though we’re still socially distanced, we’re together. There’s […]

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It’s time for CRS 2022, and Futuri will be there!

The biggest week of the year for Country radio is finally here! We love CRS and its emphasis on quality sessions and conversations that really move the industry forward. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a great time! Futuri’s Daniel Anstandig, Scott Lindy, Erin Callaghan, Jim Roberts, Todd Storch, and Zena Burns will be at […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: February 21, 2022

This week’s digest: Gen Z brand preferences, half of all consumers are comfortable with buffet dining, younger males are the most likely to get their news from podcasts, and an exclusive private bridal line targeting juniors has launched.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: February 14, 2022

This week’s digest: pet telehealth is growing fast, Gen Z and Millennials prefer personalized travel, selling a house ‘as is’ could cost you, and DoorDash is helping local restaurants right when they need it the most.

Omnichannel Marketing and The Digital Divide

Shifting away from selling ‘traditional’ media vs. ‘digital’ media makes more sense now than ever Broadcast sales executives hear the term, Omnichannel marketing more and more. It describes an approach to marketing that reaches beyond broadcast radio and TV. Omnichannel refers to the combinations of platforms found in digital environments. That covers everything from on-demand […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: February 07, 2022

This week’s digest: changes in media ad spending are forecasted, more stores are opening as fewer close in 2022, consumers are quick to refi before rates increase, and weighing the risk of social media influenced investing.

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 31, 2022

This week’s digest: more consumers are getting their workouts at home, a big game means big bets, social media ‘scams’ skyrocket in 2021, and how recruiters are using student loan payoffs to draw the best talent.

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Prospect Conversions – Don’t Sell Yourself Short

At the beginning of each year, we think about improving ourselves. Some make resolutions while others pick up a new planner or organizational tool for work or personal life. Many find themselves reading a self-help book, like Stephen Covey’s timeless classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey wrote that one should seek first to […]

Tracy Gilliam, Futuri's Chief Strategy Officer, and Todd Storch, Futuri's Chief Revenue Officer

Futuri Names Tracy Gilliam Chief Strategy Officer, Appoints Todd Storch Chief Revenue Officer

Newly-created leadership team roles elevate longtime Futuri leader Gilliam and bring Storch to the company.   Cleveland, Ohio, January 25, 2022 — Futuri, the leading provider of AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions for broadcasters and digital publishers, today announced the creation of two new leadership team roles designed to support its growth and expansion […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 24, 2022

This week’s digest: reasons why customers are switching banks, pickup’s effect on grocery shopping, tips for faster tax returns, and auto dealers leaning into new AI initiatives.

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WEBINAR | The Broadcast Sales Executive’s Guide to Crushing It in 2022

Join TopLine‘s A.J. Vaughan and Erin Callaghan for this free webinar on Thursday, January 20, with sessions at 11a and 4p ET. If you’re a broadcast sales executive, chances are you’ve learned a LOT about doing business differently over the last 22 months. But the pace of change isn’t slowing down just because clients and […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 10, 2022

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.

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Will your newsroom be ready when social media transparency becomes regulated?

Social media transparency is about to get regulated: here’s what it means for your newsroom. By Tim Wolff, Futuri’s VP, TV and Digital Publishing Innovation The talk–and there’s been a lot of it in recent years–is becoming more than talk. Bipartisan bills have been introduced; the public wants action. Even the founder of Facebook, Mark […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January 3, 2022

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 27, 2021 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 21, 2021 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.

Call it a comeback: Sports is back in local news

Remember how local news cut back on sports for the past decade? That’s changing–FAST.   By Tim Wolff, Futuri’s VP, TV and Digital Publishing Innovation For most of the past 15 years, local news has been cutting back on sports. I remember when I first heard that a local TV station in Colorado was dropping […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series: December 6, 2021 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.

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WEBINAR | Trust and Fear: Why News Consumers Do—or Don’t—Choose You

It’s not just social media that’s changed how consumers make media choices. New research from Futuri and SmithGeiger shows fundamental changes in why viewers, listeners, and readers choose certain local news brands. Key drivers heading into 2022 include the level of trust in media organizations and even the way media platforms affect mental health. In […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 29, 2021 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 Launches TopicPulse SportsEdge, AI-Driven Story Discovery for the Growing eSports and Betting Space

Futuri officially announces TopicPulse SportsEdge, AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions for broadcasters and publishers that is customized for eSports, betting, VR, and fantasy content.   TopicPulse SportsEdge empowers news media and content creators who cover eSports, betting, fantasy sports, and VR content by providing 24/7 access to insights on the sports-related stories and topics […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 15, 2021 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.

Build a Better Broadcast

With the rise of listeners consuming more content through devices other than their traditional AM/FM dials, your radio station is going to need to figure out how to keep engaging audiences in the increasingly competitive market you may find yourself working in.   As if you didn’t already know the unique challenges that your media […]

O Radio, Radio! Wherefore Art Thou Radio?

At Futuri Media, we recently did a lot of research into understanding today’s modern audience and what the findings mean for revenue at media brands like yours.   With recent happenings in the world related to public health that have affected us all dramatically and explosive growth in the amount of media consumption, as well […]

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Futuri Podcasting System POST Launches Major Update and Announces Published US Patent, as New Nielsen Data Shows Unique Impact of POST Technology on Time Spent with Audio

Futuri Podcasting System POST Launches Major Update and Announces Published US Patent, as New Nielsen Data Shows Unique Impact of POST Technology on Time Spent with Audio Cleveland, Ohio, November 9, 2021 — Futuri, the leading provider of AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions for broadcasters, today announced a major update to its patented […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 8, 2021 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.

Where did all my listeners go?

At Futuri, we recently partnered with Nielsen to produce yet another study on the Growing Audience with On-Demand Broadcast Audio study. After a quick two year break, we are back after a raging pandemic with updated information on why on-demand broadcast audio is a prime opportunity for your radio station even more now that it […]

Good Morning, New Normal!

In the last eighteen months, media consumers’ habits have shifted greatly. This has impacted so many parts of their lives from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep. Major disruptions to everyone’s lives such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the related reordering of how we do things have changed our […]

TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: November 1, 2021 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.

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