Radio and WAZE synch: VWCV

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) partnered with Network Drive, Newslink and Waze to create the first synchronised radio and Waze campaign. Ultimately, VWCV wanted more commercial drivers to consider the Transporter 6.1 for their van purchases. With Network Drive and Newslink providing the perfect solus radio opportunity, and with many of the target audience using the Waze platform, we launched a dual audio and visual campaign. By combining prime appointment to listen audio content with Waze’s trusted Takeover ads, listeners would hear a VWCV ad and simultaneously be served a VWCV ad in the Waze app.

The power of a synchronised plan across both traditional and modern media channels influenced awareness, brand sentiment, and brand consideration — a huge win for VWCV. With a Waze and radio dual approach, brands can not only reach consumers behind the wheel, but truly connect and resonate with the right audiences.

See the case study HERE

New brand case study: Motorama

Motorama is a personal car leasing broker. Part of Autorama UK Ltd, the new brand experimented with a national radio advertising strategy, using Network Drive to launch into the market. Clark Chapman ran an online survey amongst car owners/drivers to assess how the strategy worked in comparison to their competitors. With almost 1/3 of all listeners agreeing that they are more likely to consider Motorama when next looking at a new car, the activity speaks for itself. How could GTN help your brand?  Get in touch today to find out more.

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Is Traffic and Travel still relevant in today’s connected world?

Clark Chapman are one of the UK’s leading media industry research companies and they have just completed a large scale quantitative Traffic and Travel Survey for GTN.  The research confirmed that 91% of road users get their traffic information from the radio when in the car and 79% will turn the radio up when traffic and travel comes on.  Take a look at the research.

See the Traffic and Travel Survey HERE


Both independent bespoke GTN research and general industry case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of our Network Drive and Entertainment News offerings. Our inventory is not only within a solus environment at peak listening times; it’s next to “appointment-to-listen” content both informing and entertaining an engaged audience, therefore offering 48% higher ad recall to an advertising message vs standard airtime. Don’t just take our word for it…

Clark Chapman have analysed many of our campaigns over the last ten years. In the following Case Study, we look at one of our most loyal advertisers, within the “Price Comparison website” sector. The document analyses Awareness, Consideration, Recognition and Standard Airtime comparisons to name just a few, for a three week fully national campaign on Network Drive. The results speak for themselves!

Media first: Radio and OOH partnership

In an alternative Clark Chapman study for Lucozade, we at GTN created a media-first through a partnership with Out-of-Home specialists Primesight whereby we synced our T&T bulletins and Lucozade adverts with Primesight’s Digital-48 sheets across the UK’s big cities, creating an audio visual experience for consumers on their day-to-day commute. The campaign won three prestigious industry awards – Best Interactive Campaign for Primesight at The Drum Awards, Most Effective Agency Case Study for Mediacom at the Arqiva Awards – and of course – National Sales Team of the Year for GTN at the same event. The research results clearly establish the benefits of both radio and OOH advertising – but obviously and most importantly, the real strength in teaming the two medias together at the same time.

See the Lucozade study HERE

Key Findings

Key findings from various sources also back-up the value of utilising GTN’s offerings – with our spots offering mass national reach, peak listening times and prime positioning. The document below collates just a few of these studies from the RadioCentre, IPA Touchpoints and Clark Chapman to name just a few.