This first-of-its-kind radio optimization tool enables local and national political campaigns across the country to precisely target key voter segments using radio -- which was confirmed by recent research to be one of the most effective and efficient consumer advertising vehicles. AuDiO will be available to political candidates nationwide for the 2014 campaign cycle.
AuDiO matches key information about 245 million Americans who listen to Clear Channel's 840 U.S. terrestrial radio stations to leading political databases to make actionable predictions about which desired voter segment is listening to which stations at which times.
Using the 10 most common political segments (from "Super Democrats" to "Ultra Conservatives"(1) ) AuDiO can ascertain how many target voters radio reaches in any political district around the country. Moreover, AuDiO can identify the media preferences of any target segment, giving advertisers key information about which media are best to reach which voters. AuDiO works at all levels of national, statewide and local elections.
In a recent Clear Channel study using data from Pennsylvania's 13(th) Congressional District, AuDiO revealed that a key swing voter segment there, representing 11 percent of all voters in that district, spend more time listening to radio than they do with any other medium. The same research showed Clear Channel stations reach 95 percent of these voters.
"Ninety-two percent of Americans listen to radio every month -- but despite radio's incredible reach, campaigns have never had a tool like AuDiO for radio before," said Nathan Daschle, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's Executive Vice President for Political Strategy. "AuDiO takes the guesswork out of radio buying by replacing wild hunches with actionable and precise models so that campaigns know which of their desired target audiences are listening, when and to whom. This means that campaigns, political parties and other groups across America have the ability to use radio in a much smarter way to reach their target voters."