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5 Things You Need to Know About Media Buying

Posted by Chad Elliot on June 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Not all advertising is created equal. The right placement is crucial, and many marketers purchase media real estate in order to find the best venues for ad placement. This is called media buying, and the goal is to get your ad in front of your target audience during optimum times.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Why You Need Digital and Traditional Advertising For the Best Results

Posted by Chad Elliot on June 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

We live in a digital age, and as a result, many marketers are turning to digital advertising to reach customers where they are. However, while digital advertising is a critical piece of any marketing strategy, traditional advertising channels are still very effective at getting the word out about your business. Falling into an “either/or” way of thinking can be harmful, because you can miss valuable opportunities to reach and engage your target audience.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Radio Advertising, Digital Marketing

Zimmer Cares: Community Spotlight - Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri

Posted by Chad Elliot on June 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Zimmer Cares has one central purpose: Helping nonprofits committed to serving the local community. Each quarter, the program gives $50,000 of free radio advertising to a nonprofit organization that make a positive difference in the area.

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Topics: Team Zimmer, Zimmer Cares

Pros and Cons of Working with a Digital Advertising Agency

Posted by Chad Elliot on May 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM

When it comes to digital advertising for your business, you have two main options: You can manage it in-house or hire an outside agency. In many cases, it can be hard to determine which option is the right one for your business. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together the pros and cons of working with an external digital advertising agency. With this information, you will have a better idea of what to expect when working with such a firm and you can decide if this is the right solution for your business.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

6 Things That Will Determine Your Radio Advertising Costs

Posted by Chad Elliot on May 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM

As every business has unique marketing needs, radio advertising costs can vary quite a bit. A simple Google search of “radio advertising costs” will provide broad ranges, like $200 - $5,000 per week, which isn’t very helpful when planning your advertising budget.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

10 Ways Restaurants Can Use Local Radio

Posted by Chad Elliot on April 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Competition in the restaurant industry can be quite intense. That’s why finding ways to stand out from the crowd and build continual awareness of your restaurant is essential. Local radio can help.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

How Location-Based Targeting Can Boost Store Traffic

Posted by Chad Elliot on April 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Geo-marketing has quickly risen as a popular form of advertising. With geo-marketing, brands can reach out to customers within precise geographical areas. For example, when people drive close to a particular store, they might receive a promotion about a sale. Since the ad appears at an opportune moment for the customer, it becomes more enticing for the person to engage with the promotion and come check out the sale.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

Zimmer Cares: Community Non-Profit Spotlight -Fostering Hope

Posted by Chad Elliot on April 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Zimmer Cares proudly supports Fostering Hope in the work they do in supporting children and families participating in the local foster care community. Fostering Hope is an organization that lives up to their name, which is just one reason they were voted a Zimmer Cares 2019 winner.

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Topics: Zimmer Cares

Team Zimmer: Randy Brooks on KIX 102.5 received recognition as one of the best PDs in America!

Posted by Chad Elliot on March 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Every year, the radio industry's premiere magazine – Radio Ink – ranks America's top 30 program directors in the Country format. This year, Zimmer Radio's own Randy Brooks made the list thanks to his hard work and dedication to KIX 102.5 listeners. Since there are hundreds of country stations, this puts him into a very exclusive group. Here is more about Randy and how he was able to surpass all of the competition to make this list:

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Topics: Team Zimmer

Radio and Search: A Winning Combination

Posted by Chad Elliot on March 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM

With 3.5 billion Google queries being made each day, search engines are critical to the customer journey. Savvy, empowered customers use search engines like Google and Bing to find and research the products and services they ultimately purchase.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

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