Tuning into the radio makes people happier and gives them higher energy levels than watching TV or browsing the Internet, a new study has found. The study conducted in Britain showed, that based on a survey, radio came out n top, beating both TV and online, with respondents recording a 100% lift in happiness and 300% boost to their energy levels when listening to the radio.
Watching TV and surfing the web boosts peoples happiness and energy levels but failed to come close to the positive radio listening has on a person’s well being. The study found that listening to the radio increases peoples happiness levels almost twice as much as watching TV does and gives them four times the amount of perceived energy.
Similarly radio triumphed peoples feeling when they were online, especially in the energy stakes. Those listening to the radio said that they felt three times more energetic than they did when browsing the web. A separate part of the study also used brain scans to further monitor people’s reactions to radio. Having mentioned the wave activity in six persons’ brains (three men and three women), the results showed radio stimulates positive brain engagement levels and they are more responsive to audio advertisements preceded by editorial content.
It just goes to show that audio as a medium when it comes to advertisements in the form of audio ads can be extremely effective, especially if it is the form of a catchy tune or jingle.
Veerendra Jamdade, CEO, Vritti Solutions adds, “This is an interesting finding which is applicable to a universal set of audience. It’s as simple as music makes people happy. In India, the oldest mode of audio media is radio. Over the years, radio has been developed as an interactive mode of communication. It has connected to millions of audience and the impact has been far reaching. Advertisers have realized the potential and look for innovative ways of using audio as a medium to communicate with consumers. The findings of this report validate the growing interest of advertisers in the audio medium. Innovative use of this medium can not only facilitate greater audience engagement but also assure higher brand recall.”