Four States Small Business Blog

The Value of Jingles

Posted by Brett James on December 4, 2018 at 11:58 AM

While the popularity of jingles might have peaked in the 1950s, the radio jingle is still an invaluable marketing tool. Advertisers have not given up on this clever tool by a long shot. Brands like McDonald’s and Nationwide still work to generate the goodwill and nostalgia that jingles, at their very best, have done so well for nearly a century.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

6 Tips for Great Radio Creative

Posted by Kylie Davis on September 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Do you feel like your radio campaigns are lacking that special something? Or that they could be achieving a little more? If other elements of your campaign are in line, then you may need to consider a new creative spin.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

The Value of Jingles

Posted by Brett James on September 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

While the popularity of jingles might have peaked in the 1950s, the radio jingle is still an invaluable marketing tool. Advertisers have not given up on this clever tool by a long shot. Brands like McDonald’s and Nationwide still work to generate the goodwill and nostalgia that jingles, at their very best, have done so well for nearly a century.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

Hey, I Just Heard You On the Radio! (5 Things to Expect When You Partner with Zimmer)

Posted by Kylie Davis on August 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Zimmer Radio has been a promotional powerhouse since the 1950s, offering the very best in programming, education and advertising opportunities for our partners. Over the years, we've expanded into a variety of different mediums but radio is still at the heart and soul of everything that we do. We continue to invest in the best on-air talent, broadcasting, software and tools to ensure that our business partners continue to see exceptional value and growth. We help brands of all types and businesses of all sizes dominate the mental landscape by reaching consumers when they are most open to your messages -- when they're commuting or listening to the radio. Here are 5 outcomes you can expect from your customers when you partner with Zimmer Radio.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Joplin Market

When it Comes to Four State Area Radio, There's Only One Clear Choice

Posted by Chad Elliot on August 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When it comes to four state area radio, there really is only one clear choice . . . and you don't have to take it from us! We love it when marketers from around the area share their success stories. It really reminds us why we do what we do every day -- to not only provide quality programming to our listeners but also to help area businesses reach their core audiences and business goals, too. See how the elements of radio advertising work together to supercharge the reach for our advertisers.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Joplin Market

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

AM/FM Radio Continues to Top the Charts (4 Quotes from Rush and Nielsen)

Posted by Chad Elliot on June 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Rush Limbaugh recently made a point to remind everyone of the true impact and power of radio, quoting a Washington Times article from this past April that highlighted new findings from Nielsen. In a half-hour audio clip you can find below, the pioneer of AM radio shared why he prefers radio to TV, compelling stats from Nielsen’s second-quarter 2017 Comparable Metrics Report, and a healthy dose of Rush political talk on listenership and stories from around the nation.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

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

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

36 Facts that Prove Radio Can Help Your Business Reach Customers and Drive Sales

Posted by Carol Daily on February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Radio is a rare media channel that reaches nearly all Americans at some point in the day, each and every week. Reaching 91% of Americans over the age of 12, radio provides mass reach, maximizes frequency, and in combination with the right psychographic and demographic data, offers effective targeting. But that alone shouldn’t convince you that radio is a good fit for your marketing strategy.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

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