Revisiting The Promotional Genius of MTV
There’s no doubt that there’s a generation of Radio People who the significance of the first decade of MTV, would be totally lost on them. MTV was basically Radio. But with a visual. The programming was based on Radio. The people who created it and 4 of the five first VJ’s were all from Radio. Bob Pittman and the rest took great, classic radio promotional concepts that we will still do, and add a visual to them. The methodology was usually the same: send in a post card. And that’s fine. Great prizes are usually bigger than the way we award them.
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