Four States Small Business Blog

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

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 to Save Time and Money When Marketing Your Home Improvement Business

Posted by Brice Chavez on March 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Marketing your home improvement business can sometimes be a challenge. As a home improvement business owner, you’re often out of the office and can’t always dedicate a lot of time on your marketing strategy. In addition, using precious resources wisely is always a concern. We’ve put together some tips for home improvement marketing that will save you both time and money.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy

5 Beliefs About Marketing That are Hurting Your Law Firm's Success

Posted by Brice Chavez on March 9, 2017 at 8:30 AM

If you’re looking to grow your law firm’s business and get new clients, an effective marketing strategy is a must. If you’ve bought into some of the common beliefs about law firm marketing, you may think that the strategies that work for other types of businesses won’t work for your practice. In this article, we discuss 5 beliefs about law firm marketing that could be hurting your business.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

The Art and Science of Frequency in Marketing

Posted by Brett James on March 7, 2017 at 8:30 PM

A successful advertising campaign requires a number of necessary elements to work in concert, but one that should never be overlooked is frequency. It’s the piece that brings your other elements together to truly influence your customers. There’s solid science behind why it works, but using frequency in advertising is also an art. Today’s post will offer a thorough overview of the art and science behind this incredibly important element.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

How to Increase the Value of What You're Selling with Powerful Branding

Posted by Kent Huff on February 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Your company’s brand has market value, so creating a strong brand for your company can be one of the most effective ways to increase your sales. Branding helps distinguish your company, products, and services from your competitors. It’s a way to create a connection between your company and your consumers in a visual, emotional, and cultural way.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, Advertising Creative

The Theatre of the Mind, and Other Reasons Why Audio is Powerful

Posted by Chad Elliot on February 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM

It’s easy to underestimate the power of audio in the way we feel, think, and even make decisions. Understanding this impact in radio can be traced back to the mid-1950s when the burgeoning television industry first posed a serious challenge. While it was uttered with regard to radio dramas, the phrase that best sums up this power is “Theater of the Mind.” Essentially, the reason why audio is powerful is because of all the mental images, associations, and emotions that it can evoke, especially through radio.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Consumer Behavior

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

6 Reasons Why You Should Use a Radio Station with a Dedicated Creative Services Department

Posted by Pam Larimore on February 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM

It’s savvy of business owners to constantly be on the lookout for ways to get the most out of their marketing and advertising efforts.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Advertising Creative