Radio Station Contests and Promotions that Rock

If your radio station contests and promotions aren’t exciting, they flop. On-air radio station promotions must be so auditorily dramatic that describing the event gives the listener the feeling of actually being there in the midst of the action. We have been in the business of creating extreme promotions for more than 10 years. To help you develop radio station promotions and contests that engage your listeners, we’ve created a selection of products to jumpstart and enhance your radio station contest ideas.

The Blizzard of Dollars Cash Cube Money Machine

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Without a doubt, the most popular and the most exciting of our radio station contest promotional products is the Blizzard of Dollars Cash Cube Money Machine. This cash blowing machine has all of the elements of the perfect radio station promotion – it’s hilarious to watch, rich with sound, and draws out unexpected reactions in the radio station contest participant.

How would you react if you were suddenly placed into a clear cube and told that you could keep all of the money inside if only you could catch it as it swirled around your body and slipped in and out of your grasp? You may think you know how you and your radio station contest winners will react, but once that money begins to swirl, adrenaline takes over and the results are raw, unexpected, and 100% hilarious!

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The Wheel of Chance

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Who wouldn’t want to step into a phone-booth sized box of cash and told they could keep everything they could stuff into their special cash collecting apron? When you’ve got to narrow down the radio station contestants to chose the lucky individuals who will step into the cash machine, the wheel of fortune (shown at left) or one of our many other prize wheels are an exciting way to make a selection.

The money blowing Cash Cube Money Machine is ideal for outdoor street contests and promotions and for in station contests. The sight of a person desperately grabbing for hordes of cash inside of a clear plastic cube is an absolute traffic stopper when you’re radio station promotions are held out in the community. Keeping a cash blowing machine in the station for the entertainment of celebrity guests or contest winners always makes for a completely unique and exciting experience.

Even when listeners can’t actually see the mayhem, the reaction of the participant is often so hilarious that it is just as entertaining to hear a play by play description by the DJ as the sound of the money blowing machine whirrs in the background.

Radio Now 93.1 out of Indianapolis Indiana liked the idea of the money blowing machine so much, that they created a humorous online money blowing machine game where listeners can pick their favorite radio host and watch them flail around inside the money machine and grab for cash.

How could you use the Blizzard of Dollars Cash Cube Money Machine in your radio station contests and promotions? These money blowing machines are available to buy or to rent in a wide variety of styles and options.

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Unlock the Prize Safe

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For a really exciting on-air event, create a game where contestants can win envelopes with combinations inside. As passers by to answer trivia questions or invite listeners down to your event to compete in a crazy competition like a men’s high heel race or pie eating contest.

Only one of the envelopes will include the winning combination. Tensions and excitement mount when contestants punch in the code to see if the lock will open. One person has the winning combination… but who is it? These are the type of radio station promotions that will have listeners happy to be sitting in traffic so that they can hear the exciting event play out!

You can also organize a huge contest and offer a great grand prize by allowing contestants to choose the prize safe combination randomly. There are hundreds of thousands of possible combinations. By choosing either a 4-digit or a 6-digit combination, you can decrease or increase the odds of someone guessing the combination.

The best part about this radio station promotion is that if one of your listeners wins – you don’t need to be responsible for paying out the prize! We offer prize insurance for a true win-win situation – the contestant wins the prize and you win publicity!

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Discount Ad Specialties

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It is critical that radio stations keep loads of customized ad specialties on hand to use as listener contest giveaways and to generate street level buzz. We offer thousands of interesting, unique, and low cost ad specialty items that can really get people talking.

The more exciting your radio station’s promotional products, the more likely people are to wear and use these items around town, spreading the word and the buzz about your radio station.

Find literally thousands of unique radio station promotional items to compliment your every contest, give away, street team marketing event, and promotional event throughout the year.

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Radio Station Promotion Prize Wheels and Wheel of Fortune

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They key with any successful on air radio station contest is to keep the level of intensity peaked. Prize wheels are ideal for fast paced, fast moving radio station contests and promotions.

Feel the level of intensity cut through the airwaves as pegs on the wheel of fortune slowly click to a stand-still as the contestant’s tension mounts.

Prize wheels work well in outdoor advertising promotions where the goal is to draw in and engage crowds. Money wheels are also a key partner element to other radio station promotions.

Use the prize wheel to choose the contestant who will win the grand prize or who will move on to the next round of your contest. Create a “truth or dare” wheel that gets listeners to say and do hilarious things on the air.

We design a custom money wheel that will compliment the theme of your specific radio station promotion. Our stock money wheels come with software that allows you to create your own prize wheel tiles, giving you flexibility to adapt the wheel of fortune to all of your future radio station marketing events!

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Customizable ATM Promotion

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The latest promotion that’s sure to draw crowds to your radio station event! The ATM money machine can be put in promotion mode to dispense real notes or coupons, prize vouchers, gift certificates and customized bills from your business. All it takes is one swipe of a promotional card that has a magnetic strip.

You can also program it to dispense a custom coupon with every transaction. You can brand it and make your message be seen and remembered with this authentic Promotional ATM Money Machine. Each machine can be programmed to display through and scroll up to 8 pictures or custom messages on its 10-inch color monitor.

The ATM promotion machine can be rented or purchased. Installation and training of the promotional ATM money machine is available. We also offer custom imprinting, color changes, or vinyl wraps.

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Customizable Scratch Off Cards

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Scratch off card promotional advertising is a smart way for your radio station marketing to reach households that may not have heard about your radio station promotion any other way.

Our scratch-off cards are an incredible economic value and can be mailed out to thousands of listeners in your area.

Create your station’s own “listen and win” challenge or “find the program host” scratch off card promotions. The sky is the limit to the creative radio station promotions you can create with scratch off cards. We’ll create a unique, high quality customized design just for you and work with you to determine the odds of winning.

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Customized Popcorn Machines

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Giving away bags of freshly popped buttery popcorn at your outdoor radio station event is a sure way to drive hordes of traffic!

The buttery smell of the popcorn draws crowds from all over the event and brings them to your remote broadcast station where you can interact and engage.

When listeners make a personal connection with your radio station’s DJ’s and show hosts, they are more likely to listen to your show and tell their friends about their experience mingling with a local celebrity.

Your radio station has an image to uphold and our customized popcorn machines will help you promote it. Our customized popcorn machine experts can turn a plain popcorn cart into branded promotional tool. We can even customize the popcorn bags that you hand out so that visitors will advertise your brand throughout the event grounds.

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Photo Booth Rentals and Event Photography

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Radio station promotions are some of the most exciting events in town. Capture the energy and fun of your event when you bring our Portable Photo Booth to your radio station event.

Help your guests have fun while introducing them to your station or program at the same time. Every photo booth has the option of customization: think of it as a large billboard for your station that will be fun and interesting at the same time. It’s inexpensive to ship and easy to set up at any location.

Help your guests have fun while introducing them to your station or program at the same time. Every photo booth has the option of customization: think of it as a large billboard for your station that will be fun and interesting at the same time. It’s inexpensive to ship and easy to set up at any location.

Some people think that photo booths would be hard to ship and set up. But because of the uniquely portable design of our Portable Photo Booth, shipping is affordable and easy. The booth breaks down into convenient shipping elements that are easy to set up again once the booth gets to you.

Want candid shots captured throughout your event? Our event photography pros will capture candids and create fun photo takeaways for your guests. With our advanced green screen photography equipment, we can superimpose images of your guests onto funny magazine covers, trading cards, or a variety of backgrounds. Our event photography team can even capture posed portraits of guest with their favorite DJ.

These personalized mementos aren’t just cherished keepsakes. When people take these fun event photography takeaways to work or school, they become powerful marketing pieces that advertise your radio station or your radio show. Post candid images of guests having a great time on your blog, website, or newsletters – we provide all images on a CD!

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Video Game Attractions

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Create exciting radio station promotion contests with video game attractions! Pit listeners against each other in a classic game of PacMan or one of our other exciting arcade games.

The sounds of the video game attractions make for exciting background noise while your radio station host can give a play by play of the action taking place on the screen.

Video game attractions are a perfect promotion to use in conjunction with the Prize Safe. Award the player with the highest score the chance to pick an envelope with a Prize Safe combination inside.

Video game attractions are also a great way to collect contact information so that you can send promotional communication by email or post. Host a contest at live outdoor radio station promotion events and award the top-scoring player of the day with a great prize. Call them at home or work during you on-air show to break the news that they’ve won!

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Treasure Chest Promotion

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There’s nothing that attracts customers to your promotional radio station event like a chance to win a great prize! Our attention-grabbing treasure chests can be filled with currency, coupons, gift certificates, logo-imprinted giveaways, or whatever you choose. Hand your contestant a key and let them try their luck. You’re in total control of how much booty to give away, because you control the number of bogus keys and winning keys. People won’t be able to pass by your event when they see your huge real wood or lucite treasure chest waiting to be unlocked by a lucky winner. They’ll want to come in and give it a try, the perfect opportunity to strike up conversations and generate sales!

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Toss And Win

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Your listeners will be lining up to try Toss N’ Win, and compete for prizes! This fun-filled, portable, customizable game is for contestants of all ages and skills. Toss N’ Win includes 6 Bean Bags and no assembly is required. Customize the 11 inserts using your own computer! We provide templates for Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft Word. You create the graphics for your Toss N’ Win!

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Display And Play

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This attractive and sturdy activity board is efficient for showcasing flat items and ideal for playing a variety of group games at your next remote broadcast. Showcasing with the Display N’ Play is simple; just set it up and insert items into the 15 clear pockets. Easy to mount on a wall or set up with the attached metal stand, the Display & Play is convenient to transport and store.

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Raffle Promos

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Customizable raffle drums drive tons of traffic to your promotional event, create excitement, and get people excited. As part of your marketing plan, mail out pre printed raffle tickets to listeners and invite them to stop by your remote event for the big drawing. No matter what the prize, our Raffle Drums add fun to any event, year after year.

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Phone Charging Station

changeable face plinko board

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When it comes to tradeshow, your 1st goal is to provide value to your customers, and secondly to maximize your ROI. Tradeshows are great places to network and exchange ideas, as well as making a lasting impression on attendees.
Customers who use phone charging stations have seen on average a foot traffic increase by nearly 35% and are a great way to provide value to attendees at these trade shows.
With these custom phone charging stations you can offer prospects the availability to charge their mobile devices such as: Smart Phones, iPads, and tablets. This allows your customers to stay connected with family and co-workers, while giving you a prime opportunity to interact and engage with these prospects.

We offer various styles of custom phone charging stations such as:

  • Custom branded table-top chargers
  • Custom branded floor model chargers
  • Tables with foot rest and built-in charging stations
  • Affordable DIY custom branded table with an added charging station models
  • Why stop there?
    Maybe these guests had to pack in a hurry and forgot to bring their phone chargers. In addition to charging their phone at your booth, you good offer them a charging cable organizer with your branding, or a portable power bank with your logo!
    Tradeshow attractions, such as phone charging stations, have the power to generate brand awareness and a great user experience to bring life to your booth!
    Check out our large selection of custom phone charging stations to rent or purchase yours today!
    Still have questions about custom phone charging stations? Speak to a Trade Show Promotions Specialist at 800-573-3111.

    Plinko Boards

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    Radio station listeners will have tons of fun trying their luck at landing the chip into a prize spot after it bounces down the Plinko board. Plinko boards are a fun way to drive customers to your marketing event and hand out logo imprinted merchandise, customized coupons, gift certificates and memorable prizes to players. Available in black and white.

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    Radio Station Street Team Robots

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    Your competitors are still using the same old street team techniques to promote their radio station. Why not have a street team that really captures the attention of the people on the streets! Create you own radio station street team of crowd stopping robots that can pass out fliers, greet people, and even be programmed with a pre-loaded script.

    With an overuse of traditional street team marketing techniques, the public has learned to ignore people handing out fliers and vying for attention in public spaces. But when Rupert the Robot (shown at left) and his robot buddies are out on the town, people stop and stare!

    Rupert is controlled by a remote control that is disguised as a coffee cup. Have one of your fun-loving radio station staff controlling Rupert as he hands out fliers, stickers, ad specialties, and shakes hands with people out in public.

    The Gizmo D. Robot (shown in blue) is a monster of a robot that is big enough for one of your team to step inside of and control. Believe us when we say that no one can miss this gigantic robot as he makes his way around an event.

    Gizmo can be preprogrammed with a 40 minute scripted show designed to spread your message and interact with those in the crowd. This huge oversized robot can also be customized with your radio station’s logo or promotional message for a lasting impression that people won’t soon forget!

    Why not make that message board a 6’6″ life sized animatronic gorilla robot? Our big guys have moving torso and arm, sure to catch the eye of anyone who attends your events. The gorilla robot is also available in colors: choose from original natural, pink, blue, green, or purple.

    A 21″ x 36″ sign and 4″ lettering come with the gorilla. He’s made of durable, weatherproof fun fur and plastic over a steel core. He stands on a sturdy base covered with outdoor carpet. In addition, the base has space to add weight if he’s going to stand up to high winds. Outdoors or in, message board or standing alone, this gorilla robot is sure to turn heads at your radio event or office!

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    Promotional Inflatables, Giant Marketing Balloons, and More

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    The key to all promotion ideas is to get noticed. Once customers are aware of your event, the traffic comes in.

    A building sometimes blends into the urban landscape. You need radio station promotion products that can’t be overlooked. It’s pretty hard to overlook a giant marketing balloon or custom promotional inflatable that stands twenty feet tall!

    We have a wide selection of tried-and-true promotional inflatable favorites such as a giant hot-air balloon, inflatable apes, or air dancers. Any of these can be imprinted with your station’s logo for a very low cost.

    If you want something really special, talk to us about a completely customized promotional inflatable that can’t be ignored. We can reproduce your mascot, a huge 3-dimensional version of your logo, or any other object you can imagine.

    Marketing balloons and customized promotional inflatables can be a great choice for the budget conscious. Promotional inflatable marketing balloons are a small-cost way to get a big message out to the public. Draw huge crowds with these huge advertisements and watch your sales soar!

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    The Customizable Promotional Slot Machine

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    There is something about the sights and sounds of a slot machine that stirs up our raw, thrill-seeking, competitive tendencies. These custom promotional slot machines have all of the exciting bells and whistles of the traditional slot machine that we are so attracted to, but have been modified for promotional use.

    Have us customize the prize reel any way you’d like to match your radio station marketing event or radio station contest. Adorn the prize reels with the faces of your radio station’s most popular radio show host. Use sponsor logos or product images that represent the prizes to be won in your radio station contest. Leave the prize reels as-is for a true Vegas look and feel.

    Whatever your radio station event or contest calls for; we can create a custom promotional slot machine to enhance the excitement. This radio station promotional item is a real crowd stopper when doing street level radio station marketing. One the air, the sounds of the slot machine are crystal clear and the reaction of the radio station contest participant as they pull the lever and hope to win big brings listeners right into the heart of the excitement.

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