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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

You Can Advertise Effectively WITHOUT Discounting

Posted by Mandy Freeman on September 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

If you’re used to relying on discounts to drum up business and customer interest, we’ve got good news — you don’t have to use discounts! While discounts can be useful, there are different tactics that you can build into your strategy that are effective at building sales and loyalty. Even better, these methods don’t force you to cut profit margins in order to make the sale.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

4 Things You Should Do Before You Advertise

Posted by Mandy Freeman on September 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When it comes down to it, advertising is simply the most effective way to communicate to today’s customers. Thoughtful, high-quality advertising offers customers insights into various brands  and the variety of products available to them. Giving customers the information they need allows them to make the best decisions for themselves, in terms of finding the best quality products and services at prices they can afford.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Why Keyword Targeting Outshines PPC

Posted by Mandy Freeman on August 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Advertising has certainly come a long way over the years and nowhere is that more evident than in digital marketing. Advertising tools continue to become more complex and intuitive, allowing your advertisements to be both more effective and less expensive at the same time. One of the big recent shifts is in the migration of many marketers away from paid advertising and towards display advertising. Many marketers are finding that keyword-based display advertising is helping improve their overall ROI and keep costs under control.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

Bring Visitors Back: Understanding Your Retargeting Options

Posted by Mandy Freeman on August 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

How amazing would it be if your advertisements traveled throughout the internet, seeking out people who recently visited your website? Letting them know that the special product or service that they recently reviewed was now on sale, or was running low on inventory? This may seem like a far-future functionality that sounds cool but isn't available. For marketers -- it's just called retargeting or remarketing, and we do it every day. This relatively new feature allows you to wrangle those individuals who didn't quite make it to the finish line on their purchase back into the fold, and back into a measurable customer journey. Retargeting is perhaps the best way to help prospects walk through the entirely convoluted sales process, as each lead may interact with your business in a slightly different way. Retargeting allows you to reach out with the most relevant message to a prospect who is already engaged, making your advertising dollars work harder and smarter! See how you can use retargeting to boomerang new customers straight back to your website.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Ways SEO Has Changed Over the Past Decade

Posted by Mandy Freeman on August 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Creating a stellar website is only the first step in getting people to find your business online -- your site must also be discoverable. The process of creating a website that's appealing to search engines is called SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. In its simplest form, SEO is defined by industry-leader Moz as "the process of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results". This sounds fascinating, but what does it really mean? The rules around SEO can be complex and are changing on a regular basis. Here are the top five ways that search optimization practices have changed in the last decade.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

Digital Opportunities Are Growing (And So Are We!)

Posted by Mandy Freeman on August 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Since the 1950s, Zimmer Radio has been creating and broadcasting free entertainment in the Four State Area, but we don't stop there! Our marketing experts stay up-to-date on the latest tactics for reaching a broad spectrum of individuals in a variety of audience segments. We are always looking for new ways to help businesses grow in the digital age. Our in-house advertising firm, Zimmer Digital Solutions, is excited to announce that we are adding a wide range of advertising solutions to our digital tool belt.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

How Radio Supports Short- and Long-Term Marketing Goals

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

It’s hard to believe, but there are still some advertisers out there who think radio advertising is not effective. But consider this:  For the consumer, radio is a free resource. So, it should come as no surprise that, according to Nielsen, more Americans (93%) listen to broadcast radio each week than tune in to TV or use a smartphone, tablet, or computer. What’s more, contrary to what some believe, radio advertising is effective for more than awareness campaigns. Radio is a proven tool for any marketing campaign and can help you reach all of your marketing goals.

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Topics: Joplin Market, Radio Advertising

What Makes Patients Switch Dentists? How to Reach and Resonate with New Clients

Posted by Mandy Freeman on June 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Sometimes when patients leave a dental practice, it’s for unavoidable reasons — like a move or change in insurance. Other times, it’s related to a negative experience. What are the top reasons patients make the switch? And, more importantly, how can you use that knowledge to keep current patients satisfied and adjust your marketing to reflect a practice new patients will want to join?

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Topics: Health/Medical

Radio: The Only Truly Portable Marketing on the Planet

Posted by Mandy Freeman on May 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Radio remains one of the best formats for targeted mass reach. According to Nielsen, radio reaches 93% of U.S. adults each week, more than any other platform. And it does so throughout the day, across every demographic.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

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