Powerful pink is part of my personal brand #RDA23

“Make socials your #BreakfastBestie,” said Lauren Saylor, breakfast producer and social media coordinator, from Smooth FM 91.5 in Melbourne, Australia.

In a workshop at Radio Days Asia in Kuala Lumpur, organised by the ABU, she showcased how a fine-tuned content strategy allows social media to become a balanced and integral part of a highly rating radio breakfast show.

“First know your Brand,” she began. “At Smooth Radio, consistency is the key. We aim to have our audience feel good by experiencing positive content, in a safe environment, that the audience finds comforting.”

To discover your brand, begin by asking, “Who are you?”

  • What is your show’s personal brand and values?
  • Then own who you are! Be who you are. “Today, I’m wearing pink, it makes me feel good and powerful! It’s part of my brand.”
  • Make content that fits your show’s personal brand and station alignment.

“At Smooth we strive to make people feel like they’re a part of our family to create a connection with our station and programs,” she said.

Social media is the way to expand your on air time by giving longer touch points for our listeners. “We want our P1 listeners to get our brand and we want them to be our biggest fans ever by creating a relationship extension and getting our listeners living in our ecosystem.”

“Be smart… You don’t need a team for socials because we’re all creatives, no fancy phone is needed either.”  For example,

put your talent at the forefront of the video, someone the audience trusts and use them for social posts.

Pick the social media that is right for you, advised Saylor. “Know your audience and choose that platform where they are most engaged. Think about the different companies you use, meta brand, diversify in a way that is beneficial for you,” For example Facebook is common, but possibly think about Youtube too.

Finally, keep an eye on the analytics, so you know what’s working well for you.

For more coverage of the Radiodays Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur, check more reports on www.radioinfo.asia.

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