Four States Small Business Blog

The Value of Jingles

Posted by Brett James on December 4, 2018 at 11:58 AM

While the popularity of jingles might have peaked in the 1950s, the radio jingle is still an invaluable marketing tool. Advertisers have not given up on this clever tool by a long shot. Brands like McDonald’s and Nationwide still work to generate the goodwill and nostalgia that jingles, at their very best, have done so well for nearly a century.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

How to Manage your Brand with your Digital Solutions

Posted by Kylie Davis on November 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Managing your brand is essential for your digital presence. It allows you to create a consistent brand image and experience across all channels. Digital brand management takes traditional branding practices and applies them across digital mediums to enhance the customer experience. When done right, companies can successfully build brand awareness, engage with customers and expand market reach. Below are some of the top digital marketing solutions to use for your brand management efforts:

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Topics: Digital Marketing

What Digital Solutions are Best for my Business?

Posted by Brice Chavez on November 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There are now almost 4.2 billion people who are active internet users, and 3.4 billion who are active social media users. With that in mind, it's easy to see that a company that does not engage in digital marketing is missing out on opportunities to reach, attract and engage customers online. Fortunately, this type of marketing is inexpensive and the barrier to entry is low, especially when compared to other forms of high-reach advertising.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

Buy Local: Marketing in your Community

Posted by Brice Chavez on November 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

For brick-and-mortar businesses, local marketing is an effective way to increase brand awareness and reach new customers in your local community. It’s also one of the best ways for local businesses to capture market share from larger competitors located in other areas. And it’s gaining momentum among marketers, as 58% of senior marketers consider local marketing an essential factor for a business’s profitability and growth.

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Topics: Joplin Market

Pros and Cons of Going Social

Posted by Pam Larimore on November 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Think social media is just for teenagers? Think again. Social media usage continues to grow across all demographics. In fact, a staggering 3.1 billion people are active social media users in 2018 - that’s nearly half of the world’s total population! Not only that, but 11 new people start using social media every second, with the average American spending more than two hours per day on social media. Given these statistics, it should not come as a surprise that more companies are prioritizing social media as part of their marketing strategy.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Social Media

Harness the Power of Radio to Reach the Right Talent and Grow Relationships

Posted by Pam Larimore on October 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM

According to TalentNow, nearly 73% of employers struggle to find qualified candidates for their open job positions. This is partly due to low unemployment rates, as the national average is 4%. If you can relate, you may have already tried all the usual avenues for finding your next employees, including online job boards like Monster, Indeed and CareerBuilder. And although these boards are popular among job searchers, their one-click applications and lack of vetting can leave you sifting through an unending list of applications from unqualified candidates.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing ROI

Spotlight: The Major Impact That Honor Flight of the Ozarks Has on Veterans

Posted by Mark Zimmer on October 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Zimmer Radio recently partnered with Honor Flight of the Ozarks to help them raise awareness and funds to fly veterans to see their war memorials in Washington, D.C. For the second year in a row, Zimmer hosted the Honor Flight Radiothon fundraiser, which has raised more than $43,000 over the past two years. Management, staff and radio personalities from several Zimmer radio stations helped with the fundraiser.

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Topics: Joplin Market

Top KPIs to Track for Successful Digital Advertising and Great ROI

Posted by Mandy Freeman on October 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Marketers use a number of acronyms everyday, but KPI might be one of the most important, right behind ROI. A key performance indicator (KPI) is a metric - typically expressed as a numeric value - that indicates the growth, success, or failure of an advertising campaign or individual channel or component.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Marketing ROI

Get Ready to Transform Your Brand at BrandsFormation!

Posted by Brett James on October 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Earlier this year, we partnered with branding expert Chuck Mefford to teach Four-State businesses how to develop their brand through his revolutionary BrandsFormation workshop. The overwhelming feedback we received from attendees convinced us that we need to make this event available to more businesses in our community, so we're bringing Chuck back for an encore!

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Topics: BrandsFormation

Digital Advertising Tips for Beginners

Posted by Brice Chavez on October 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Digital advertising isn’t always as simple or straightforward as it may seem. For brands trying to integrate digital for the first time, there’s so many options that it can be overwhelming. And more experienced marketers may want to create an entirely new digital strategy because their current strategy isn’t working

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Topics: Digital Marketing

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