Baker Electric Solar Wins 2014 EAR Award for Effective Advertising on Radio

Baker Electric Solar won a 2014 EAR Award for Effective Advertising on Radio from the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association. The radio endorsement campaign featuring LaDona Harvey ran on AM 600 KOGO, San Diego's Breaking News & Traffic Station.

Escondido, Calif. June 23, 2014 -- Baker Electric Solar won a 2014 EAR Award for Effective Advertising on Radio from the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association. Marketing Manager, Ashley Arant, accepted the award for Baker Electric Solar on June 13 for its endorsement campaign featuring radio personality LaDona Harvey. The campaign was nominated by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and aired on AM 600 KOGO, San Diego's Breaking News & Traffic Station between January 2013 and December 2013.

The purpose of the San Diego EAR Awards is to recognize and celebrate effective advertising on radio. The SDRBA has honored local businesses using the radio medium since 1998. This year five English language and two Spanish language campaigns were recognized.

Radio commercials that aired on a San Diego radio station and were written or produced locally were eligible for the award. Entries were evaluated by a panel of 20 judges consisting of local radio professionals. Judging focused primarily on tangible, specific results derived from the radio spot message and campaign, followed by creativity and execution of production.

Baker Electric Solar's radio campaign objective focused on driving its brand awareness in the radio news and talk category. The Southern California solar installer continued its previous endorsement campaign with AM 600 KOGO's noon to 3 p.m. radio personality LaDona Harvey. Baker emphasized its 75-year history and award-winning status throughout the year-long radio flight. Harvey was effective at highlighting Baker as a local and trusted company with an excellent reputation.

The Baker Electric Solar EAR Award nomination documented the radio campaign's results: approximately 180 new solar inquiries, more than 100 solar consultations, resulting in 22 new solar customers, generating a sales impact of more than $830,000.

"Utilizing La Dona's familiarity with our company supported our reputation and helped build instant credibility with listeners," said Baker Electric Solar Marketing Manager, Ashley Arant. "AM 600 KOGO listeners are a significant source of referrals for us – their impact is seen long after they decide to go solar. They continue to share their Baker solar installation experience with family and friends."

"We all know that solar advertisers are numerous in the San Diego market," states Cass Jacob, general sales manager for Clear Channel Communications. "But Baker wanted to distinguish itself by telling consumers it has been in the area for 75 years, and has won many industry awards along the way. If our listeners heard that Baker had been a trusted service provider for multiple generations, they could certainly be trusted for solar installations. Those were the key points of our year-long campaign."

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About Baker Electric Solar
Escondido-based Baker Electric Solar, designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems for new and existing homes, commercial facilities and utility-scale projects across Southern California. Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. The Escondido solar company ranked No. 1 on the Clean-Tech Companies List published by the San Diego Business Journal. It also earned the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award and was named one of Solar Power World's 2013 Top 250 Solar Contractors in the nation. Baker Electric Solar is San Diego's first SunPower Elite Dealer. For more information, visit

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