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Why You Should Be Investing in OTT and Not TV Advertising

Posted by Jeannette Royle on July 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM

OTT, or "over-the-top television," services allow viewers to stream content directly to their devices. The first streaming devices went "over-the-top" of traditional cable devices, earning the nickname OTT in the process. This service allows viewers to be pickier about what they watch, when they watch it, and how they want to view their content. Platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Disney+ and Peacock have become increasingly popular. Twenty-eight percent of Americans are OTT-only viewers, and the average American household subscribes to at least three streaming platforms. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

What Are The Best Sources of Recruitment during COVID?

Posted by Chad Elliot on July 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM

In order to maintain your competitive advantage, your business needs high-quality team members with the skills necessary to help boost your position and improve your standing. As a result, you need to put your recruitment efforts into the avenues that are going to bring you the best results for your business. You don't just want employees for the sake of filling open roles; instead, you want to recruit top talent who can advance your business, create opportunities for innovation, and help you continue to build your position in the industry. Just what are the best avenues for recruitment? Consider some of these options. 

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Topics: Recruitment

OTT vs. TV

Posted by Jeannette Royle on July 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Across the United States, only around 65% of households subscribed to cable or satellite in 2018--a number that has continued to decline in recent years. As many as 74% of households subscribe to at least one streaming service, and the average household subscribes to three or more. Many cable TV subscribers spend more time streaming content than they do actually watching cable. OTT is taking over a space that was traditionally filled by primary television advertising--and it's becoming increasingly important for advertisers to consider the importance of this medium. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Tips for Digital Advertising in Joplin

Posted by Jeannette Royle on June 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Digital advertising includes a variety of different methods and techniques, including display advertising, video advertising, and social media. Targeting techniques may include geotargeting, keyword targeting, or retargeting. In short, there's a lot to learn about digital advertising. Business owners, however, should not be daunted by the wide range of opportunities available, but rather appreciative of the benefits. Effective digital advertising can help many businesses reach a wider audience and experience a higher overall return on their investments. Consider these tips to expand your digital advertising capability. 

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How Coronavirus Has Changed Cause Marketing

Posted by Melanie Gaudette on June 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Coronavirus has had a substantial impact on many areas of society and many different types of businesses. One hard-hit area? Cause marketing. In the age of Coronavirus, cause marketing looks very different. Not only will those changes continue to hit hard in the immediate future, but many of those changes will also likely stick around for a while. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What are the advantages of Radio advertising?

Posted by Melanie Gaudette on June 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM

If your business is ignoring radio advertising, you’re missing out on one of the most effective methods to reach your target audience.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

7 Ways Your Joplin Area Business Can Survive During Times of Uncertainty

Posted by Danielle McCollum on June 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Whether you are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or some other unexpected situation, your business can remain relevant and profitable. You can still be successful. You just need to be sure to utilize the tried and true approaches known to work. 

Check out these seven ways your business can survive when you are dealing with uncertain times. These are suggestions all Joplin business owners should take to heart. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What Are The Recruitment Best Practices?

Posted by Mark Zimmer on June 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Building strong best practices for recruitment is similar to building a strong sales pitch for potential customers. Your goals in both scenarios are to attract the best candidates to come on board with your company and develop long-term alliances that benefit you both. 

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Topics: Recruitment

Will digital marketing take over traditional marketing?

Posted by Jeannette Royle on May 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM

It's no secret that digital marketing continues to gain market share, especially as new, data-driven methods of bringing traffic to your website are developed all the time.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Digital Marketing

What are the best practices of B2B Marketing? Part 2

Posted by Kylie Davis on May 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Welcome to the second installment of our B2B marketing best practices blog. With the first article, we introduced ideas like thoughtful buyer personas, the buyers journey and marketing funnels and how to use them, and the value of local SEO here in Joplin, MO.  

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI

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