Four States Small Business Blog

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

Missouri Broadcasters Association Award Winners

Posted by Chad Elliot on July 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Zimmer Radio, Inc. was the recipient of several awards reflecting its excellence in radio broadcasting and community service during the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s 2019 Awards Banquet.

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Topics: Team Zimmer

First Radio Spot? 6 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Kylie Davis on July 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Radio advertising is far from “dead.” In fact, radio advertising continues to bring a high 12:1 return on investment, and more than 71.6 million Millennials alone use the radio on a monthly basis. Even more, radio personalities have tremendous influence, with 8 out of 10 listeners indicating they would consider trying something their favorite radio personality recommended. 

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Topics: Radio Advertising

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

How to Allocate Your Digital Marketing Budget

Posted by Kylie Davis on July 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM

With the number of digital marketing techniques currently available to businesses, it can be tempting to spread your budget thin by launching campaigns through every channel. However, true success comes when marketers take a strategic approach to allocating their budget to ensure funds are spent properly.

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Topics: Digital Marketing

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

4 Powerful Ways Radio Jingles Can Strengthen Your Branding

Posted by Pam Larimore on June 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM

On Christmas Eve, 1926, Wheaties took to the radio and invited America to “Try Wheaties, the best breakfast food in the land!” inventing what we now call the “radio jingle.” Through the power of the song sung by a male quartet, Wheaties soon became the best-selling breakfast cereal, and the benefits of radio jingle advertising became quite clear. In fact, jingles have been grabbing the attention of radio audiences almost since the beginning of this form of entertainment.

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Topics: Jingles

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

The 6 Secrets to Branding Your Business

Posted by Pam Larimore on June 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM

A business, no matter its size, needs proper branding to find marketing success. Branding your business helps increase the value of your business in the mind of your target audience, ensures people recognize your brand, and keeps your brand top of mind. For small business owners, building a brand often feels like a challenge, but with the right tools you can do this effectively. Here are six secrets you can use to brand your business.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

How to Build an Integrated Marketing Strategy

Posted by Kylie Davis on June 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Businesses who have an integrated marketing strategy have an opportunity to expand their reach, achieve greater brand visibility and deliver clear and consistent messaging. Despite those benefits, nearly 40% of marketers have limited or no integration strategy at all.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

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