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Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin: How to Own a Daypart or Station

Posted by Kent Huff on November 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Music has always captured emotions, and by using the medium of radio for your advertising needs, you can harness the attention of a captive audience—loyal listeners—who are primed to hear your message.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

Does Your Restaurant's Website Include These 4 Things?

Posted by Kent Huff on October 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

If you own a restaurant, you know how important having a great physical storefront and interior dining experience is to your business. However, there’s another important branding aspect that makes a huge impact in terms of how customers view your business - and that’s your restaurant website.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Restaurants

Can You Really Track Brand Awareness?

Posted by Kent Huff on September 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Brand awareness plays a vital role in the success of your small business. But how do you know whether your brand awareness strategy is working? Like every other aspect of your marketing strategy, it’s important to track and measure brand awareness to understand if you’re getting the results you want and maximizing ROI. Tracking brand awareness can be challenging, so in this post, we’ve put together some tips for getting started.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI

How Often Should I Be Advertising?

Posted by Kent Huff on August 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Advertising is a critical business process and a major investment for businesses of any size. Most businesses understand that an ad campaign will help promote products, raise awareness for special offers and events, and hopefully influence shoppers to choose their brand. However, it’s also critical for both the products and services as well as the brand in terms of differentiation and staying top of mind, influencing consumer perception, and improving retention and recall.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Advertising Creative

6 Ways Casinos Can Win Big with Radio

Posted by Kent Huff on July 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM

When it comes to successfully promoting your casino through radio advertising, you’ll need more than a stroke of luck to beat the house and hit the jackpot. Here are six tips you can follow to ensure your casino marketing is effective, reaches your target audience, and increases your sales.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Advertising Creative, Casinos

How Hot Weather Impacts Dining

Posted by Kent Huff on July 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Weather can have a big impact on our behavior. Not only does it affect our choice of activities, but it can also affect our mood and have an influence on the kind of food we want, as well as the type of place or atmosphere in which we prefer to dine. In this article, we take a look at the effects of warm weather on consumer behavior, the types of foods consumers prefer, what kind of restaurants they want to dine in, and how best to reach customers during the summer months.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Restaurants

10 Questions to Answer to Know if You're Ready to Advertise Your New Business

Posted by Kent Huff on June 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Advertising is one of the keys to making your new business a success. Building brand awareness, establishing trust, attracting new customers, and encouraging repeat sales are just a few of the benefits of a well-planned and effective advertising strategy. To maximize success, it’s important to spend your budget wisely, ensure you have a solid branding plan, and be well-informed about your industry and the market. We’ve put together a list of 10 questions to ask yourself before you advertise your new business.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Expanding Your Marketing Reach with One Secret Weapon

Posted by Kent Huff on May 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM

When discussing ways of expanding your marketing reach, one thing seems to dominate the conversation: Digital. From websites and blogging to social media and banner displays, the focus is on SEO and PPC, live video and native advertising. But there is a secret weapon for expanding your marketing reach that is often overshadowed by all the talk about digital. That secret weapon is radio advertising.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Radio Advertising, Joplin Market

Spring and Summer Marketing Tips for Plumbing Companies

Posted by Kent Huff on April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Many homeowners think of seasonal plumbing maintenance as winterizing — insulating pipes and sealing up cracks. However, plumbers know that spring and summer brings its own risks for plumbing issues. We’ve put together some tips to market your plumbing company during spring and summer.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Consumer Behavior, Home Improvement

Pros and Cons of Billboard Advertising

Posted by Kent Huff on March 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM

If you’ve driven for a significant length of time, whether that’s a road trip or your commute to work, you’ve seen digital and print billboards lining the side of roads and highways, especially close to urban centers. Billboards are suited to a variety of industries from entertainment and dining to local retailers. This may be an effective tactic for your business, but before you sign up for a strategy that takes advantage of this format, you should know the pros and cons of billboard advertising.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy

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