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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

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

"Home Envy" and Other Factors that Motivate Your Prospects

Posted by Brice Chavez on July 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

While spring ushered in warmer weather and longer days, kicking off the home improvement season, these are the heady days of summer. The season is hot, and homeowners are looking to start their next project before it ends. To capture as many customers as you can, you need to understand your target audience and the goals, desires, and needs that drive their choices.

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Topics: Home Improvement

Fill Your Marketing Cup, One Medium at a Time

Posted by Brice Chavez on June 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

It’s undeniable that we live in an omnichannel world where shoppers no longer distinguish between the physical and digital realms. Consumers expect to encounter brands across channels, and they’re bombarded left and right with marketing. That makes it awfully tempting for brands — especially relatively new brands and small businesses — to try to be all things to all current and potential customers across all channels.

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Topics: BrandsFormation

Does Your Radio Partner Do Digital, Too?

Posted by Brice Chavez on June 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

So, you’ve already discovered the benefits of working with a professional radio partner. Fantastic decision! It relieves a burden on your time and resources. Unfortunately, if your radio partner doesn’t also bring digital solutions to the table, you may be inadvertently undermining your results, holding your brand back from achieving the best possible ROI.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Why You Need More Than the Yellow Pages to Grow Your Joplin Home Improvement Business

Posted by Brice Chavez on May 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Most everyone has heard of and knows about the Yellow Pages. Its use as a resource for finding businesses has been ubiquitous for generations — at least in the past. Flip to the section you need, and there was everyone in the area who could help you with your problem.

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Topics: Home Improvement

"Your Time Should Be Spent in the Field," and Other Reasons to Outsource Your Home Improvement Marketing

Posted by Brice Chavez on March 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

As a home improvement business owner, you have a lot on your plate. With the busy season right around the corner, you’re gearing up to manage multiple projects and team members, while also keeping up with the latest homeowner trends, from smart technologies to design innovations. Add the ever-changing marketing landscape to the mix, and you’re facing a real possibility of burnout.

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Topics: Home Improvement

The Many Brand Benefits of Cause Marketing

Posted by Brice Chavez on January 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM

As the trend toward social responsibility has grown, brands are discovering that consumers expect them to demonstrate a desire to make the world a better place. A Cone Cause Evolution Survey indicated that, when price and quality are equal, 87% of consumers would switch to a brand that supports a cause. In addition, 95% of college students say they are more likely to pay attention to an ad that promotes a brand’s partnership with a particular cause. Such a partnership can be a win-win, benefitting both the brand and the cause with increased exposure and awareness.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Why Your Discount Isn't Going to Drive Results

Posted by Brice Chavez on November 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Discounts, special promotions, and sales are often a big draw to customers — in fact, two of the top motivating factors for how American consumers choose where to shop are price (81%) and the availability of discounts (71%). But is that what actually drives results? Is that all that keeps customers coming back? In today’s post, we’ll take a look at what drives consistent results, as well as when you should actually be using discounts.

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Topics: Marketing ROI, Marketing Strategy

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