Four States Small Business Blog

10 Reasons It's Great to be a Business in Joplin

Posted by Ryan Jackson on August 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Doing business in Joplin is ideal for quite a few reasons, from demographics to the local government. In fact, Joplin, Missouri was recently ranked #145 on Forbes list of best small places for businesses and careers. That’s because Joplin came in at #139 in job growth, #110 in education, and #91 in cost of doing business.

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Topics: Joplin Market

How to Effectively Use Interactive Quizzes to Increase Your Marketing ROI

Posted by Mark Zimmer on August 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Thanks to ever-evolving technology, the path to purchase has changed, and the advertising world is always adapting to keep up with it. New channels, platforms, and tools are constantly being developed, giving marketers a truly vast array of options, including some unique ones, like interactive quizzes. These quizzes may not be new, per se, but they’re vastly underrated by most brands as a legitimate way to build engagement and develop leads.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Creative

5 Steps to Help Your Specialty Surgery Center Stand Out

Posted by Pam Larimore on August 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Many of the same rules of marketing any business also apply to marketing your specialty surgery center. These include identifying your target audience, developing clear messaging, and providing potential clients with relevant and useful information. There are some differences, however. In this post, we provide 5 steps to specialty surgery center marketing that are specific to the healthcare business.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy

How to Find the Sweet Spot for Frequency in Your Annual Radio Advertising Schedule

Posted by Chad Elliot on August 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Finding the sweet spot for frequency in your annual radio advertising schedule can be a challenge, but it can affect the success of your radio advertising efforts and campaigns. At Zimmer, we believe that following a 21/52 plan can help you achieve the right balance and bring you success.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market

5 Ways to Know if Your Joplin Marketing is Working or Not

Posted by Brett James on August 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM

As human beings, we tend to jump to conclusions. If we see an uptick in sales, we may assume it’s the result of our advertising. Likewise, if sales are flat or declining, we may conclude that our marketing campaign isn’t working. But in neither case is your marketing necessarily the reason for the results you’re seeing. Here are five ways to know if your advertising is effective.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Communication is Key! 4 Things to Never Keep from Your Marketing Partner

Posted by Carol Daily on August 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Whether your target audience is nationwide or just in Joplin, MO, advertising is always stronger when you have a marketing partner. These are experts who are up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices, and who understand how to identify and communicate with not just audiences in general but the best audience for your business. They should be invested in the success of your business as much as you are — that’s what makes them a partner.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market

How Digital Promotions and Radio Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Brice Chavez on July 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Digital promotions and radio advertising are two of the most effective marketing tools for generating leads, increasing traffic both to your website and your store, and building your database and collecting valuable analytics. When used together, they provide the opportunity to engage and interact online and on the air with thousands of listeners.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

9 Tips to Attract New Dental Patients

Posted by Luis Pagan on July 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Growing your dental practice can be challenging. The American Dental Association notes that, in the last 15 years, the number of adults seeking dental care has dropped. But bringing new patients through the door is essential to increasing production and replacing patients who, for whatever reason, have left your practice. We’ve put together 9 tips to attract new dental patients.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Why Summer Can Lead to Unexpected Boosts in Radio Listening

Posted by Mark Zimmer on July 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM

When warm weather hits and people’s activities change, radio listening habits change, too. Overall, this change manifests itself by boosting listening share for certain formats. For example, the summer of 2016 saw an increase of more than 5% for the classic rock format, while the two previous summers saw increases of approximately 10% for the classic hits format. However, increases in particular formats vary by audience segment. For the 25 to 54 age group, country is a summer preference.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior

Engaging Today’s Patients: 8 Healthcare Marketing Tips

Posted by Pam Larimore on July 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The current healthcare market is consumer-driven, which leaves your organization needing to leverage ways of looking at patient marketing in Joplin, Missouri. Approaching healthcare marketing more like a retailer and proactively engaging consumers throughout their journey could do a lot for your organization and the patient, including providing them with more valuable content, improving satisfaction and retention, and even secure more high-margin procedures while building your reputation to become a community health leader. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some of the ways you can leverage marketing to improve healthcare patient engagement.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy