Four States Small Business Blog

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 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

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

8 Hospital Marketing Trends Worth Examining

Posted by Carol Daily on June 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

As healthcare evolves, patient engagement is becoming one of the highest priorities. That means healthcare professionals must rethink their marketing strategy, evaluating new trends and adopting new methods of reaching patients. Here are 8 healthcare marketing trends that are worth considering.

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

Don't Waste Your Advertising Dollars With a Bad Website

Posted by Carol Daily on May 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM

As a small business owner, there’s a lot to juggle and even more hats to wear. You know that a website is an important investment for your business, but that doesn’t mean you know what you need to design one. To maximize your advertising dollars and website efficacy, you need to start by knowing what makes a good website. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the elements your website needs to be successful.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Website Design

Why an Updated, Optimized, and Professional Website is Critical to Your Business' Success

Posted by Mark Zimmer on April 20, 2017 at 9:05 AM

At this point, a company having a website is usually a given, but it can be easy to forget that a website is critical to your business’ success. That’s because your site is an extremely valuable tool in establishing your business’ web presence, which in turn helps to drive more business through building credibility and connecting with customers. There are three major areas of consideration to ensure your website’s success: keeping it professional, keeping it optimized, and regularly updating it. In today’s post, we’ll take a brief look at how people are using branded sites now, then provide an overview of each area.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Integrated Marketing, Website Design

Pros and Cons of Newspaper Advertising

Posted by Chad Elliot on April 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Newspaper print advertising has a long history of reaching audiences to build trust and leverage influence on purchase decisions. And even though we live in an increasingly digital world, the format continues to prove itself useful in reaching consumers — 60.8% of adults over the age of 18 have read a newspaper in the last week, and it still ranks among the most trusted formats before a purchase decision. Thus, newspaper is still an advertising channel that could be valuable to your business, and understanding the pros and cons of newspaper advertising will help you move forward with your marketing plan.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Pros and Cons of TV Advertising

Posted by Pam Larimore on April 6, 2017 at 8:30 AM

As of 2015, there were 1,780 commercial TV stations throughout the United States, more than 18 times the number of channels available in 1950 (a mere 98). It provided marketers with an average reach of 85% across adults of all age groups in Q3 2015 in the US alone, making it a powerful tool that shouldn’t be ignored or sidelined, even as digital gains more ground. To develop the best marketing strategy that leverages this medium to your benefit, you need to understand the pros and cons of TV advertising.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy