Every Thursday, thousands of stations compete for our advertisers' business. The heat of competition leads to incredibly low rates for prime radio airtime.
Our Campaign Strategists can help you choose just the right stations to compete for your business and optimize your campaign each week for best results!
Save an average of 40% to as much as 90% off direct rates through our weekly auctions. You don’t need to know how to negotiate the best deals; the Bid4Spots platform does it for you!
You decide how often to advertise with no long-term contracts. Feel free to change your campaign criteria based on your advertising needs throughout the year.
Our platform allows you to choose which stations will compete based on the markets, formats, and dayparts you select.
Each Thursday, the stations that you have selected from our pool of over 3,200 will compete in a live, online auction.
Stations that win your business will run your commercials the following week during the days and times you selected.
Enter your campaign parameters (target audience, markets, formats, days, dayparts, etc.) and upload your radio commercial to create your auction. Our Account Managers are available to help you get started if you have any questions.Sign up, it's free!
Upload your radio commercials, and access spots from your previous auctions in the 'My Spots' section. Bid4Spots also provides creative production resources, to create effective commercials for your campaign.Sign up, it's free!
When you log into your Bid4Spots account, you'll find a quick-view area with your most recent auctions, spots, and campaign details. You can choose to view your auction history or any pending auctions for future weeks.Sign up, it's free!
Information about your auctions is stored in easy-to-use reports, which can be printed or exported. You can quickly find a summary of the radio stations that played your commercials by day and daypart.Sign up, it's free!
Bid4Spots is pleased to offer the services of professional producers who will create an effective radio commercial based on a "one-on-one" interview they conduct with you to make sure the messaging is on target.
We can connect you with a professional call center to give your company 24/7 phone answering capabilities. Use them to answer after-hours and overflow calls or all incoming calls so that you don't miss a single lead!
Having an easy-to-remember phone number can help maximize your campaign's response rates. We can refer you to an affordable service that enables you to "lease" toll-free phone numbers for use in your radio commercial.
In some cases, advertisers wish to purchase airtime on specific stations. For these, we have separate divisions that can negotiate on your behalf. You can also buy airtime on digital audio formats such as Pandora, iHeart Radio, and others.
[Radio] had not been an economical way to reach people until we discovered Bid4Spots which allows us to purchase spots at a CPM that is affordable for a charity.
We have used Bid4Spots for many years and found it to be a cost effective and successful way to advertise in a field that is quite competitive. We have returned to the Bid4Spots format over and over again, because we get great responses from the radio ads we run.
Center for Surrogate Parenting
Bid4Spots has made a real difference in my sales. My Campaign Strategist has been so very helpful in constructing my radio campaigns and is always available to answer my questions. Bid4Spots seems to hit the right market and during the weeks we advertise throughout the year, we see action on our products. I highly recommend Bid4Spots.
Carole P. Roman
Red Feather Publishing
Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with Bid4Spots. Your platform is easy to use and gets us great deals. Bid4Spots has played a big role for us over the last few years in helping to get the word out about our basement/crawl space ventilation units and water purification products. Thanks so much!
WAVE Home Solutions
As a school that covers the entire state of Pennsylvania on a very limited budget, Bid4Spots allows us to hit all the markets in the state without the hassle, time, and cost of dealing with 15+ different sales reps.
PA Distance Learning Charter School
Bid4Spots delivers a brand new category of advertisers to radio stations across the country – small and medium-sized regional and national businesses. These mostly new-to-radio companies bring their marketing budgets to the Bid4Spots platform since they do not usually have the resources or media experience to contact individual stations themselves. Join Bid4Spots today to gain access to this new source of revenue for your station(s)!
In just minutes you can submit all of your available inventory for the upcoming broadcast week!
Listen to each advertiser's spot in advance and decide if the content is appropriate for your listeners.
Never bonus spots again when you can easily monetize them on a week-to-week basis!
We give radio stations 100% control of the bidding process. They decide the advertisers for which they would like to bid, how much inventory to put into the auction, and what rates to offer each week.
There is an untapped source of radio revenue which is difficult to reach using standard selling methods. Bid4Spots brings those advertisers to local radio stations every single week.
For nearly a decade, Bid4Spots has outlasted all other online ad exchanges. How? By transacting only for next week's inventory and not trying to revolutionize the way radio is bought.
I appreciate the quick turnaround on payment on my invoices. The immediate attention has now cleared the way for me to continue bidding on future auctions with your company. I would like to thank you for continuing to pursue this potential revenue opportunity. I am looking forward to doing more business with Bid4Spots.
The process is entirely flexible. I've submitted bids for one of my stations but not for others, and then again, I've been aggressive during some weeks and have landed multiple orders.
Love Bid4spots! What a great way to sell unused inventory! You make it easy - really appreciate having the spots available for audition prior to bidding!
KQKE-AM, San Francisco
I like the user friendly format Bid4spots offers for stations to post their last minute unsold inventory. The process to sell last minute inventory is quick and simple. All you need to do is in-put the available inventory and wait to see if you've won the bid. After winning a bid, stations can download traffic and copy right from the website.
The Bid4Spots platform has proven itself to be a flawless, extremely dependable way for us to monetize our last-minute inventory. We have been reaping the rewards of a consistent revenue stream for the past 2 years. I will NEVER miss bidding on Thursdays. I continue to have the utmost confidence in Bid4Spots as partners!
KFOG-FM, San Francisco