Four States Small Business Blog

Part 2 of 3: Key Ingredients for Small Business Success

Posted by Mark Zimmer on December 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Welcome to our second installment of a three-part series that takes a good look how small business owners can run successful companies and generate results with their marketing. Last time, we mentioned that every company, whether they want to run marketing in Joplin, MO, or want to run a nationwide campaign, needs to enact a three-part formula for success — branding, a strong website, and a 21-52 marketing plan. In Part 1, we reviewed branding for small businesses.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Website Design

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

Tips for Your Brand Facebook Posts this Holiday Season

Posted by Pam Larimore on December 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Tis the season for all things holiday, from spending time with friends and family and searching for the perfect gifts, to putting the perfect touch on your holiday season Facebook posts and marketing. We know the holidays can be busy and somewhat stressful, but if you follow these tips for your brand Facebook posts, you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd throughout the holidays!

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media

The Many Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Posted by Brice Chavez on November 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Social media marketing has become an important driver of brand awareness and customer engagement, as well as an efficient way to share content. A Hubspot survey indicated that 92% of marketers believe their social media marketing has increased exposure and 80% believe it has increased customer traffic. Global leaders in audience engagement technology, such as Futuri Media, have embraced the importance of social media marketing as a part of their client solutions services. Brands are benefitting from the unique opportunities provided by social media marketing as part of an integrated approach to reach new customers and increase engagement.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Social Media

Business Spotlight: Allied Restaurant Supply's New Website

Posted by Allied Restaurant Supply on November 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Working with Zimmer and having them design our website was an incredibly easy process.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing

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

3 Reasons Why Local Politicians Need Great Websites

Posted by Pam Larimore on October 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM

A big challenge for any local politician is staying in touch with the community. You gained their support to get elected, but now that you’re in office, it’s not possible for you to go out and shake each and every hand like when you were on the campaign trail.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Government

How to Get New Visitors to Your Casino, and Keep Them Coming Back

Posted by Mandy Freeman on September 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM

There’s something fun and exhilarating about visiting a casino for Americans. In fact, Americans spend much more on casino visits than they do on movie visits, and an annual $59 billion dollars are spent at casinos across the country.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Casinos

How to Effectively Use Interactive Quizzes to Increase Your Marketing ROI

Posted by Mark Zimmer on August 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Thanks to ever-evolving technology, the path to purchase has changed, and the advertising world is always adapting to keep up with it. New channels, platforms, and tools are constantly being developed, giving marketers a truly vast array of options, including some unique ones, like interactive quizzes. These quizzes may not be new, per se, but they’re vastly underrated by most brands as a legitimate way to build engagement and develop leads.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Creative

5 Steps to Help Your Specialty Surgery Center Stand Out

Posted by Pam Larimore on August 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Many of the same rules of marketing any business also apply to marketing your specialty surgery center. These include identifying your target audience, developing clear messaging, and providing potential clients with relevant and useful information. There are some differences, however. In this post, we provide 5 steps to specialty surgery center marketing that are specific to the healthcare business.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Health/Medical

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