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How to Get Started with Local Advertising

Posted by Kent Huff on July 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Businesses with a brick-and-mortar location need an effective way to reach a specific geographic area, and local advertising provides that venue. Through local advertising, businesses can reach new customers in a local community and increase their brand awareness. Yet sometimes getting started in local advertising feels overwhelming. What are the best channels to use? How can you most effectively spend your marketing dollars? Here are some tips to help you get started with local advertising.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Geo-Targeted Ads

Posted by Kent Huff on July 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM

For companies to reach people who are more likely to purchase their products or services, they need to develop advertising that is locally relevant and more personalized. Enter geo-targeting.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

What is an Integrated Marketing Strategy?

Posted by Kent Huff on June 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM
In the past, it was typical to consider each marketing channel as a completely separate entity. Today, however, businesses have access to a wide range of traditional and digital marketing channels. And to be successful, each channel must be unified and work together cohesively to create a seamless experience for consumers. This requires an integrated marketing strategy.

Not surprising, more marketers are realizing the benefits of an integrated marketing approach. In fact, 36 percent of marketers are now actively working to integrate traditional and digital marketing efforts. To begin using this tactic, start by learning the basics of an integrated marketing strategy.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

How Joplin Radio Can Drive Your Company's Bottom-Line Growth

Posted by Kent Huff on May 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM

When designing a marketing strategy, your target is to drive more sales and increase your net revenue. This requires careful planning and balancing, as businesses do not necessarily want to increase their investment in marketing, they want to invest smarter. They want to maximize their marketing dollars and see bottom-line movement.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI

5 Things Successful Advertising Campaigns Have in Common

Posted by Kent Huff on May 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM

There are many reasons why you need to have successful advertising campaigns. A successful campaign can help you cut through the “noise.” Plus, it can help you achieve your marketing goals while maximizing your advertising budget.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

How Radio Can Drive New Patients to Your Private Practice

Posted by Kent Huff on April 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM

In the face of various challenges, like increased competition, declining reimbursement and insurance changes, private practices need new and effective marketing techniques to maintain a steady flow of patients.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Health/Medical

Why Quality Content is the Driving Force Behind Great Advertising

Posted by Kent Huff on February 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Great advertising doesn't happen accidentally - it's created by a combination of factors that includes reach, exceptional messaging and content that is specifically created to appeal to your target audience. Ad content can take a variety of forms across media channels: text, audio, images and video. But regardless of the medium, it's the quality of the content that will drive people to your product or service. See first-hand why data-driven, relevant, informative and engaging content can make the difference between advertising that is simply good or truly great.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Advertising

7 Powerful Stats to Convince You to Try Radio Advertising

Posted by Kent Huff on February 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM

After almost 100 years, radio remains an effective channel for marketers looking to advertise their product or service. There are a number of benefits to using radio as an advertising tool, including increased brand awareness, improved brand recognition and recall, boosted sales and more qualified leads. What’s more, sound - like music, voice and effects - can be a powerful tool that influences customer behavior, while helping to define the identity of a brand.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

How Joplin Radio Can Drive Foot Traffic to Your Urgent Care Clinic

Posted by Kent Huff on January 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Urgent care clinics play a critical role in local communities. They allow individuals to receive quick access to care during hours that their family doctor may be unavailable or when they don't have time to make an appointment. Urgent care has helped reduce the strain on emergency rooms throughout the country and alleviate the high costs of healthcare for millions of American families.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Health/Medical

Shop Local Series: How to Market your Retail Store in the Digital World

Posted by Kent Huff on December 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Digital marketing is a powerful tool for local retail stores. With more than four billion people around the world using the internet, this promotional tactic provides brick-and-mortar stores ample opportunity to reach their target audience and drive in-store traffic.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

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