Four States Small Business Blog

P&G Investing Heavily in Radio after an Absence and Trying Digital

Posted by Pam Larimore on March 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM

CPG giants like Procter & Gamble (P&G) have traditionally relied on TV advertising - and more recently, digital - to reach the maximum amount of consumers. However, a P&G executive recently revealed the company has become frustrated with “narrow digital-ad targeting” and TV can’t provide the reach they desire. As a result, many of these companies have rediscovered radio as an ideal way to reach their target audience.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Digital Marketing

Strength and Resilience of Radio

Posted by Mark Zimmer on March 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM

TV and radio advertising have been two of the most consistent mediums for reaching consumers. For years, they were the only two methods for getting the word out to target audiences, delivering branded messages and promotions. However, the emergence of other channels - specifically digital - has given advertisers more options for reaching their audience. Interestingly enough, while TV watching is declining, radio listening remains strong.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

5 Reasons to Hire a Marketing Partner

Posted by Pam Larimore on March 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Local businesses face a number of challenges when it comes to marketing. These include limited time, limited marketing expertise and limited staff. Although these are real constraints, marketing is a critical function that should not be overlooked. By outsourcing this function to a trusted marketing partner, the business can still achieve marketing success.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

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

Pairing Radio and Digital to Boost Advertising Results

Posted by Brice Chavez on February 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Are you looking to build awareness, spark engagement or even drive sales for your brand? If so, an integrated advertising approach that pairs radio and digital can work well in helping you achieve your goal.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

How Radio Personalities Extend Their Influence Off-Air

Posted by Kylie Davis on February 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Radio personalities have a ton of influence among their listeners, which can be leveraged beyond radio to help businesses reach and engage their target audience. To date, 56% of all radio listeners state that the on-air talent is the main reason they tune in. Additionally, 8 out of 10 listeners say they would consider trying something their favorite radio personality recommended.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

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

Retargeting: Why This Digital Advertising Tactic Works

Posted by Brice Chavez on February 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Did you know that only 2% of website traffic converts on the first visit? Retargeting can effectively help local businesses re-engage potential customers that visited their website but did not take action. And… it works. Retargeting can result in a 147% increase in average conversion rates when properly integrated. Additionally, retargeting has been found to increase branded search results by at least 500%.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

Marketing to Women: 4 Strategies Auto Shops Can Use

Posted by Brett James on February 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

It’s no secret that many auto shops have trouble attracting women to their business. And although they also need car maintenance, you’ll find that not too many shops really cater to women on their level. Done right, marketing to women can create a huge opportunity for auto repair shops, as 85% of people bringing in their vehicles to be serviced is women. Here are 4 strategies auto shop owners can use to better market to women:

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Auto

Why BrandsFormation Stands Out from Other Branding Workshops

Posted by Pam Larimore on February 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Great branding is key in attracting clients, developing brand equity and fostering top-of-mind awareness. For small business owners, branding can be one of their biggest challenges. Attending a BrandsFormation workshop, however, can help businesses develop their brand and discover what sets them apart from the competition.

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Topics: BrandsFormation

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