Four States Small Business Blog

How to Guide Your Business Through Economic Turmoil

Posted by Mark Zimmer on January 24, 2023 at 7:00 AM
It's no secret that we've been in strange economic times. The last several years have presented unprecedented challenges to businesses, especially small, midsized, and local ones. Of course, there are ways to navigate economic challenges, and some are more effective than others. Let's consider some problems and solutions to these issues.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, BrandsFormation, Branding

The Power of Running 3 Radio Ads Per Day

Posted by Brett James on January 17, 2023 at 7:00 AM
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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, BrandsFormation, Branding

4 Reasons to Promote Your Brand with Video Marketing in 2023

Posted by Jason Dittmer on November 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM
There is no doubt that video marketing is on the upswing, with more companies turning to the medium to drive brand growth than ever. Why is that? There are many reasons, not least of which are the ever-increasing opportunities for distribution. This week, we'll look at four reasons we believe video marketing can positively impact your brand growth.  

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Branding

What's the Difference Between Aided and Unaided Awareness?

Posted by Pam Larimore on November 1, 2022 at 7:00 AM
The goal of any brand is to be instantly recognizable. Each year, businesses, both big and small, spend untold amounts of effort to earn a place in the minds of their target audiences. That brings up a couple of important questions. First, how can you be sure that your marketing efforts are working? And second, how can you take advantage of that knowledge? Let's explore both these questions.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Branding

4 Ways to Build a Long-Term Marketing Strategy

Posted by Brett James on October 18, 2022 at 7:00 AM
As we move into the holiday season and, ultimately, the new year, now is a great time to take stock of your business and marketing goals. Whether this is your first time marketing your business or you've been at it for many years, annual vision casting and planning is a necessary and rewarding event. To aid in the process, we want to offer some tips to get you started on your marketing strategy creation or renewal. 

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI, Branding

Zimmer Marketing Sweeps KAB Awards in Commercial Campaign Category

Posted by Mark Zimmer on September 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM
In 2022, Zimmer Marketing's creative team won several awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, including a full sweep of the commercial campaign category! We won first, second and honorable mention for three radio branding campaigns for our clients.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Website Design, Team Zimmer, Branding

Get Clarity on Your Business Growth Plan at BrandKamp Fall 2022

Posted by Brett James on September 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM
In a difficult business environment, it is more essential than ever to have a solid branding plan. Branding allows you, as a small business owner, to take control of your messaging to maintain steady growth even during tight and uncertain economic conditions. That's why Zimmer Marketing is hosting BrandKamp this fall.

Save the Date
Tuesday, October 4th
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Joplin Holiday Inn

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, BrandsFormation, Digital Marketing, Branding

Why Is Your Business Special?

Posted by Pam Larimore on August 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM
If you're running a small business, there's no doubt that the last few years have been a rollercoaster of unpredictable changes. And that continues now as we've seen consistent inflation highs and a slowing economy. But your business is not merely pushed along by market forces outside your control, or at least it shouldn't be. Differentiating your business from competitors in a thoughtful way will set your company up for stable growth, even through more challenging times.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Joplin Market, BrandsFormation, Branding

What is Integrated Marketing?

Posted by Jeannette Royle on June 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Radio Advertising, BrandsFormation, Digital Marketing, Branding

How to Allocate a Marketing Budget

Posted by Pam Larimore on June 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM

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Topics: Marketing ROI, Branding

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