Four States Small Business Blog

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

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

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

Help Your Community Stay on Top of Severe Weather

Posted by Chad Elliot on April 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

This time of year in Joplin can bring to mind images of storms and tornadoes that wreak havoc on our communities. In the not so distant past, storms have been utterly devastating. As a local business, you need to stay prepared, but you can also play a role in helping your community and your customers be better informed and stay safe.

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Topics: Joplin Market, Digital Marketing

Digital or Traditional? (Don’t Fall for Either/Or Thinking!)

Posted by Chad Elliot on February 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Putting all of your eggs in one basket can be a costly mistake for advertisers if you lack proper strategy and focus. For example, some might think all they need is traditional. Maybe radio or TV has worked before, so why complicate things by adding digital to the mix? But in reality adding digital could mean updating your website and making sure you’re following SEO best practices. On the other hand, younger marketers who gravitate primarily towards digital (it’s what they know!) are missing out on traditional opportunities.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Radio Advertising

6 Reasons Your Digital Marketing Might Not Be Working

Posted by Mandy Freeman on February 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In a recent post, we shared questions to ask to determine if your digital marketing is working or not. If you’ve had trouble answering those questions or you’re dissatisfied with the answers you came up with, there are a number of potential factors that could be at play.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing

Is Your Digital Marketing Really Working? 9 Questions to Find Out

Posted by Mandy Freeman on February 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Digital marketing is a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes, and you’ve already taken the leap and made investments to run digital campaigns for your brand. The question is, is it working? Do you actually know how to recognize if it is or isn’t working? You need to be measuring your progress, and if you’re not, you might be wasting your money or failing to reach your true potential.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing ROI

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