OFM offers real good life' to listeners
Could there be any truth to the article published by The Economist in May 2021, titled What history tells
you about post-pandemic booms, which states, ¦people spend more, take more risks and demand
more of politicians?
The article speaks of a boom', which throughout history has been seen to manifest in this way following
post-traumatic events. While uncertainty remains in South Africa, it is tricky preparing for a post Covid19 future. OFM's approach to this anticipated economic boom' of sorts is endorsed through its
continued Living the Real Good Life brand positioning.
Living the Real Good Life talks to escaping the pressures of everyday life by focusing on what matters
most to OFM's audience in Central South Africa¦ a place where the freedom to enjoy a more balanced
life is not only possible, but is lived through music, engagement, lifestyle, and a strong sense of
In 2021, this positioning was driven through OFM's 35th birthday year, which the brand leveraged to
generate good, wholesome radio experiences, while creating steadfast product offerings that supported
Since March, the brand committed to providing positive yet disruptive on-air experiences through its
birthday lead campaigns, which were created to address two objectives:
· building brand love and audience; and
· creating revenue.
March's Spot the Yellow Fleet campaign not only reinforced the new look and feel of the OFM brand but
encouraged audiences to engage by taking pictures with the newly branded OFM fleet. These vehicles
were placed around the region at outside broadcasts, lifestyle events, and activations to stimulate local
economies and build brand love.
80s April was a daily on-air celebration of music, which performed alongside a product offering
generated from the excitement on-air. It was a theme that was heard on radio and taken to market
through OFM's Pop-Up Radio offering.
May's Agri Focus Week, which spoke to one in three of the 26 000 farmers living in the OFM footprint,
offered a focused and dedicated platform for all who are proudly represented inside the agri value chain.
In June, OFM's Groot Vet Kombers Proe-jek inspired audiences across the region to raise R450 000 for
Round Table Southern Africa's Winter Knights Campaign. OFM took to the region with live broadcasts,
twice a week, to challenge listeners to support a wide range of charities by purchasing a vetkoek for at
least R35. The highest price paid for a vetkoek for charity was R10 000. This, and the many contributions
from OFM's audience, showcased the caring and real values contained within the Living the Real Good
Life brand positioning.
However, the moment of truth presented itself in July when OFM celebrated its official 35th birthday
through a brand building exercise called the OFM Secret Song. This was a month-long campaign that
celebrated music, engaged audiences through curiosity, and uplifted a community with a grand prize of
These strategically placed exercises and considered touch points are used to build the OFM audience and
provide real and engaging solutions to stakeholders; this, at a time when they need local support and
investment the most.
In this shared spirit of Central South Africa, OFM rallies its audience to lead a really good life, made up of
many and often smaller moments of pure fun, real connection, contribution to others, and moments of
OFM exists to connect and amplify Central South African's desire to live their best quality of life in every
moment, wherever they are. The brand is real, uplifting, proud and caring to all who listen to, and invest
in, OFM. This is how OFM has built the trust to become the Sound of Central South Africa over the past
OFM Programme Manager
For more info, please contact Lindiwe Mtwentula on 051 5050 900, 082 416 1665, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFM, the Sound of Your Life, is Central South Africa's premier commercial radio station, offering a mix of
music, news and entertainment. The station celebrates 35 years in the business in 2021. OFM is part of
the Central Media Group, with its head office in Bloemfontein, and a satellite studio in Welkom.
The station serves the affluent SEM 7-10 economically active marketplace with a broadcast footprint
across the Free State, Northern Cape, southern Gauteng and North West. OFM is synonymous with the
people of Central South Africa, and includes a full spectrum of listeners, from urban working moms and
dads to corporate professionals, as well as rural communities and agricultural producers.
The station has an incredibly loyal and supportive audience. OFM enjoys one of the highest occurrences
of time spent listening to the radio in South Africa. This is achieved by the station's great music offerings
such as playing listeners their favourite songs on the Request Network and counting down Central
South Africa's 30 biggest hits on the Central SA Top 30.
OFM offers several niche features including a dedicated agricultural programme with three additional
agricultural news updates a day, as well as a dedicated business programme with four additional
economic news updates throughout the day.
Sport is close to OFM listeners' hearts and is what brings much of Central South Africa together. The
station is a proud partner, sponsor and supporter of the Cheetahs, Griquas and Leopards rugby teams.
OFM is committed to living the real good life, while at the same time helping Central South Africans to
live their best lives. Initiatives such as Let's Move a race that focuses on breaking the stigma of mental
health and Chip for Charity Central South Africa's most loved golf day for 18 years make a
difference in the lives of the station's community. This speaks to OFM's mantra of caring, and changing
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