Four States Small Business Blog

Pros and Cons of Radio Advertising

Posted by Ron McGaugh 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 Lauren Speer 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

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

Posted by Ron McGaugh 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

7 Parts to a Brand Strategy That You Need to Address Before Advertising

Posted by Pam Larimore on January 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM

When developing a new brand, there’s so much to juggle that it can be all too easy to focus on short-term needs at the cost of long-term goals. Perspective is important when developing something as critical as advertising, and that’s why you need to focus on brand strategy first. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the seven core aspects to a brand strategy that should be addressed.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy

10 Reasons You Should Choose Zimmer Radio Stations Over the Other Guys

Posted by Ron McGaugh on January 5, 2017 at 8:30 AM

When you are buying radio advertising in Joplin, you want a radio group who will partner with you to achieve success, who helps you craft a unique message, and who can reach more listeners than anyone else. At Zimmer Radio, Inc., we have the tools and experience you need for a successful radio advertising campaign.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

What is a Marketing Bridge and Why Do You Need It?

Posted by Mark Zimmer on December 1, 2016 at 8:30 AM

The concept of a marketing bridge for business was first introduced to radio advertisers in 1968, and it is arguably one of the most important elements of a company's marketing strategy. Simply put, it is the connection between what your advertising says about your business and what your customer experiences. It’s the forces that combine to make a sale. If your advertising tells people something about your business and they don’t see, hear, or experience it when they arrive at your store or contact a salesperson — in other words, if there is a disconnect — that's a problem. If any of these connections in the marketing bridge are broken or ineffective, it can affect whether your business makes a sale, thus affecting your bottom line. Advertising is the glue that holds the bridge together, but it is not a substitute for strengthening weak links.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy

The 3-Step Process to Developing an Annual Advertising Budget

Posted by Brice Chavez on November 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM

A key factor of running a successful business is to have a plan, and while the marketing strategy is a huge part of that plan, budgeting for advertising efforts can often be overlooked. Typically, a significant portion of the marketing budget is allocated to advertising, which is why it’s important to monitor what is being spent, analyze the efforts, and make adjustments when needed. A strategic advertising budget is crucial to increasing revenue for your business. Without a plan, a business might overspend on opportunities that don’t create a positive ROI, resulting in a loss, or they might miss out on opportunities to save money by waiting too late and missing deadlines offering advertising opportunity bundles and extras.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy