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How Joplin Radio Can Drive Foot Traffic to Your Urgent Care Clinic

Posted by Kent Huff on January 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Urgent care clinics play a critical role in local communities. They allow individuals to receive quick access to care during hours that their family doctor may be unavailable or when they don't have time to make an appointment. Urgent care has helped reduce the strain on emergency rooms throughout the country and alleviate the high costs of healthcare for millions of American families.

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Topics: Joplin Market, Health/Medical, Marketing Strategy

Shop Local Series: How to Market your Retail Store in the Digital World

Posted by Kent Huff on December 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Digital marketing is a powerful tool for local retail stores. With more than four billion people around the world using the internet, this promotional tactic provides brick-and-mortar stores ample opportunity to reach their target audience and drive in-store traffic.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

6 Social Media Tips to Grow Your Optometry Practice

Posted by Kent Huff on April 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Although the medical industry has approached social media hesitantly, it is an effective marketing tool worth the time and investment. It provides a great way for your practice to engage with current and potential patients outside the confines of your office. It also gives you the opportunity to showcase your staff and demonstrate your expertise by providing valuable content. Social media is one way to help new patients discover your optometry practice and, most importantly, help your practice grow.

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Topics: Health/Medical

How to Get Stuck in Your Customers’ Heads

Posted by Kent Huff on April 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

If you’ve seen one of Peyton Manning’s commercials for Nationwide Insurance, you’ll immediately understand the impact a jingle has on your audience. Nationwide’s jingle is catchy, creative, and above all, gets stuck in your head. In fact, it’s been memorable since 1977, and in more recent years, the jingle has evolved for newer audiences, adding elements of authenticity with its Songs for All Our Sides campaign. Perhaps most importantly, it makes it easy for the listener to never confuse Nationwide with a competitor like State Farm, which also features its own jingle dating back to the 1970’s.

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Topics: Jingles, Advertising Creative

Everyone is Time Poor: What It Means for Your Marketing

Posted by Kent Huff on March 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Do you feel “time poor” — like you’re never able to find enough hours in the day to get it all done? This is a challenge no matter what industry you’re in or the size of your business, but small businesses have it especially tough. They’re often stretched thin and employees tend to take on multiple tasks outside of their core job functions, sometimes out of necessity. Unfortunately, that can mean business owners who try to handle their own marketing in-house can devote little to no attention or resources to their marketing strategy.

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How Radio Drives Online Search

Posted by Kent Huff on December 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM

There are more than 63,000 searches per second on Google. Your business should be among those searched for, and radio can help make that happen.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Radio Advertising

Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin: How to Own a Daypart or Station

Posted by Kent Huff on November 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Music has always captured emotions, and by using the medium of radio for your advertising needs, you can harness the attention of a captive audience—loyal listeners—who are primed to hear your message.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Radio Advertising

Does Your Restaurant's Website Include These 4 Things?

Posted by Kent Huff on October 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

If you own a restaurant, you know how important having a great physical storefront and interior dining experience is to your business. However, there’s another important branding aspect that makes a huge impact in terms of how customers view your business - and that’s your restaurant website.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Small Business Resources, Restaurants

People Don't Buy Products or Services—They Buy Promises

Posted by Kent Huff on October 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Instead of just buying a product, most people actually buy what those products or services can do for them—what the product or services promise the customer. So, it’s important for businesses to always highlight the promises (or benefits) of their products.

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Topics: Advertising Creative, Marketing Strategy

Can You Really Track Brand Awareness?

Posted by Kent Huff on September 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Brand awareness plays a vital role in the success of your small business. But how do you know whether your brand awareness strategy is working? Like every other aspect of your marketing strategy, it’s important to track and measure brand awareness to understand if you’re getting the results you want and maximizing ROI. Tracking brand awareness can be challenging, so in this post, we’ve put together some tips for getting started.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI, Small Business Resources

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