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Commotion: Your second screen for radio!

Commotion: Your second screen for radio!
The biggest problem with social media is that you continually send your listeners in all different directions to interact with your station. When this happens you not only give up control of the listener experience, but you also have fragmented conversations happening all over the internet. Commotion’s Activity Stream brings all these conversations back to your website and mobile app with a continual stream of information to complement your on-air product. Think of it as a screen for radio! 

    Activity Stream

  • The Activity Stream includes your social activity, now playing, promotions, ad opportunities for your advertisers, hashtag content of your choosing, and even SMS and voice messages! You can integrate the Activity Stream with your current website however you wish. The Activity Stream also lives in your own custom app, branded for your station, with options for listeners to send photos, audio clips, and more. Plus the Commotion app supports your station’s audio stream, push notifications, additional pages for you and your advertisers, song voting, and more! Now you can send listeners to your own website and mobile app to interact with your station rather than Facebook™ or Twitter™. Commotion also provides a web tuner for your exisiting audio stream that is fully integrated with the Activity Stream. Plus the Commotion tuner also aggregates artist, concert and other information from now playing events to give listeners even more to talk about. In addition to the Activity Stream and mobile app, Commotion also gives you a place to manage the conversation, push messages, create ads, and track analytics in the studio DJ or assitante dashboard.

  • The app

  • The customizable Commotion iPhone / Android app will revolutionize the way you engage your listeners over today’s popular social networks. No longer does your mobile app have to be just a portable radio, but it’s now something your listeners can use to interact with the studio and other listeners. The Commotion mobile app was designed with the idea of creating an incredible, engaging, fresh experience for your listeners every time they turn it on.

  • The possibilities

  • 5 revolutionary things Commotion can do for your radio station: • Real-Time Communication The real-time communication feature allows listeners and the broadcaster to interact with each other via messages, photos, audio clips and more, either directly with the station or through the listener’s favorite social network all while using different mobile platforms and devices. • Commotion Wall The Commotion Wall is a comprehensive tool that allows the broadcaster to, Interact with listeners across all social platforms, Control content that gets published to the Activity Stream, Pull-in external content from hash tag searches, Push advertisers messages, Track user history, Block users, Push messages/campaigns and more • Real-Time App Customization One of the most significant features of the Commotion mobile app is that the broadcaster can customize the app in real-time, without the need to resubmit the app to the app store! Changes can be made directly in the Commotion Wall settings interface and pushed to all apps instantly. The broadcaster can create DJ Profile pages, concert information, Deals of the Day, or whatever they can dream up! • Ad Platform All Commotion ads are embedded in the Activity Stream alongside the ongoing conversation where your listeners are sure to see them. Unlike standard web ads that may appear in the margins of your website and be easily missed, Commotion ads show up right where eyeballs are and won’t get stripped out by ad blockers. And, they are also pushed to your mobile app in the same Activity Stream! Commotion also provides full reports on all ad flights for number of views and click-throughs that you can easily export for proof of performance. Sponsorship Ad Sponsorship ads are designed to have a high impact, high return, and only be sold one at a time. These ads appear in the Activity Stream instantly every time the mobile app is opened or when your website is loaded. Standard Ad You can maintain as many Standard Ads as you wish. These rotate every x number of events in the Activity Stream. Linked Ad Linked ads appear along with a specific audio element that is broadcast on-air. These ads make the station more interactive, provide additional information for your listeners, and can be used to prove the effectiveness of radio advertising to your advertisers. • Subscription Based Push Notifications Another unique feature of the Commotion platform isthe ability for the broadcaster to deliver push messages to mobile users. These messages are different from SMS since they are completely free for the listener and can link back to the stations mobile app.

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