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Pros and Cons of Radio Advertising

Posted by Carol Daily on March 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Radio is a remarkably powerful tool which regularly reaches 67% of consumers in the U.S. on a daily basis. Because Americans 12 years of age or older also spend three hours per day listening to radio, there’s also extensive room for marketers to leverage the medium to their benefit. That means it’s worth fully understanding the pros and cons of radio advertising in order to judge when and how to use it in your marketing campaigns.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

10 Fact-Based Reasons Your Law Firm Should Consider Radio Advertising

Posted by Carol Daily on March 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Developing a law firm marketing strategy that yields results without breaking the bank can be daunting, especially when you need to be heard above the advertising noise of an omnichannel world. Radio advertising offers measurable benefits and improves the effectiveness of your overall campaign and strategy. In today’s post, we’ll discuss just a few of the reasons your law firm should consider radio advertising in your marketing mix.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

How Radio Ad Pricing Works

Posted by Carol Daily on February 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM

You know that your customers listen to local radio. You know that you want to advertise on radio to keep your business top of mind so when customers need your product or service, they think of your business first. But there’s just one question: How much should I be paying for radio advertising?

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Topics: Radio Advertising

5 Questions to Ask to Determine if Your Donation/Cause Marketing Budget is Actually Contributing to Marketing ROI

Posted by Carol Daily on January 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Contributing to local causes can help bring brand awareness and show corporate social responsibility amongst your community, which is why it is worth including it in your marketing plan. According to the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer, 80 percent of consumers think that companies should make an extended effort to improve social and economic conditions in their region while increasing their profits.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI

How to Combat Low Trafficked Business Locations with Radio Advertising

Posted by Carol Daily on January 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM

For businesses located on a major road or in a busy shopping center, certain types of advertising work great. For example, a billboard alerting motorists that your restaurant is just ahead is a good way to advertise to hungry travelers. But if your business is located off the beaten path, you need to find successful advertising tactics to get customers in the door. A great way to do that is to drive traffic to your business with radio advertising, which has a proven track record of success.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

Understanding the Differences Between Ear and Eye Advertising

Posted by Carol Daily on December 23, 2016 at 8:30 AM

In 1983, Advertising Age magazine published an article in which the authors cited evidence that consumers prefer ear-oriented messaging as compared with eye-oriented messaging. Speech is the primary form of communication for human beings, and for advertisers, this fact holds significant implications. It means that advertising for the ear is more effective than print advertising that’s designed to be received by the eye.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Advertising Creative

You Get What You Pay For: Why the Cheapest Isn't Always the Best Option When it Comes to Advertising

Posted by Carol Daily on December 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM

In business, every dollar spent counts against the bottom line. While owners and managers alike look for ways to pinch every penny they can, they tend to avoid skimping on important investments that offer growth opportunities. Unfortunately, many businesses don't look at advertising and marketing as an investment and don’t realize how important reaching customers with advertising is to increase sales and company growth. Price shopping advertising opportunities only to take advantage of your cheapest option can hurt your bottom line. In today's blog post, we'll discuss four major reasons for why cheaper isn't better, and why you should be hiring trained professionals that are willing to not only invest in themselves, but also in their product.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Joplin Market