If someone logs into an internet radio station, will he/she multi-task while listening? Or will his/her attention solely be on radio? Parks Associates on behalf of TargetSpot recently conducted a study to see how internet radio listeners spend his/her time when he/she is tuned in.
According to MediaPost, the vast majority of listeners are multi-tasking. Of those listening, he/she tends to do the following at the same time:
§ 57% make a purchase online
§ 56% research products/services for future purchases
§ 60% are on social media networks
An interesting aspect of the results shows listeners views on advertising:
§ 59% like to get coupons and offers from advertisers
§ 55% don’t mind listening to ads in order to keep the station free
What can advertisers take from this? If moving forward with an online radio station, make sure the product/service website is prevalent. That way, it can help encourage listeners to research and possibly make a purchase. Also, it may be helpful to include a promotional offer vs. a straight branding initiative.