Four States Small Business Blog

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: Marketing Strategy, Radio 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: Marketing Strategy, Radio Advertising

Why Combining Radio and Digital Equals Success for Auto Repair Shops

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

The auto repair industry is currently thriving in the United States. The industry has grown by 2.6% over the past five years, reaching a revenue of $67 billion in 2018. This is primarily due to the average length of car ownership for new and used vehicles, which has increased 60% in the last 10 years - leading to more auto repairs. In addition, 75% of repairs and maintenance completed on vehicles is done at independent automotive shops, in comparison to 25% that is done at dealerships.

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Topics: Auto, Digital Marketing, Radio Advertising

The Value of Jingles

Posted by Brett James on December 4, 2018 at 11:58 AM

While the popularity of jingles might have peaked in the 1950s, the radio jingle is still an invaluable marketing tool. Advertisers have not given up on this clever tool by a long shot. Brands like McDonald’s and Nationwide still work to generate the goodwill and nostalgia that jingles, at their very best, have done so well for nearly a century.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

6 Tips for Great Radio Creative

Posted by Kylie Davis on September 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Do you feel like your radio campaigns are lacking that special something? Or that they could be achieving a little more? If other elements of your campaign are in line, then you may need to consider a new creative spin.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

The Value of Jingles

Posted by Brett James on September 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

While the popularity of jingles might have peaked in the 1950s, the radio jingle is still an invaluable marketing tool. Advertisers have not given up on this clever tool by a long shot. Brands like McDonald’s and Nationwide still work to generate the goodwill and nostalgia that jingles, at their very best, have done so well for nearly a century.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

Hey, I Just Heard You On the Radio! (5 Things to Expect When You Partner with Zimmer)

Posted by Kylie Davis on August 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Zimmer Radio has been a promotional powerhouse since the 1950s, offering the very best in programming, education and advertising opportunities for our partners. Over the years, we've expanded into a variety of different mediums but radio is still at the heart and soul of everything that we do. We continue to invest in the best on-air talent, broadcasting, software and tools to ensure that our business partners continue to see exceptional value and growth. We help brands of all types and businesses of all sizes dominate the mental landscape by reaching consumers when they are most open to your messages -- when they're commuting or listening to the radio. Here are 5 outcomes you can expect from your customers when you partner with Zimmer Radio.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Joplin Market

When it Comes to Four State Area Radio, There's Only One Clear Choice

Posted by Chad Elliot on August 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When it comes to four state area radio, there really is only one clear choice . . . and you don't have to take it from us! We love it when marketers from around the area share their success stories. It really reminds us why we do what we do every day -- to not only provide quality programming to our listeners but also to help area businesses reach their core audiences and business goals, too. See how the elements of radio advertising work together to supercharge the reach for our advertisers.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Joplin Market

How Radio Supports Short- and Long-Term Marketing Goals

Posted by Mark Zimmer on July 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

It’s hard to believe, but there are still some advertisers out there who think radio advertising is not effective. But consider this:  For the consumer, radio is a free resource. So, it should come as no surprise that, according to Nielsen, more Americans (93%) listen to broadcast radio each week than tune in to TV or use a smartphone, tablet, or computer. What’s more, contrary to what some believe, radio advertising is effective for more than awareness campaigns. Radio is a proven tool for any marketing campaign and can help you reach all of your marketing goals.

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Topics: Joplin Market, Radio Advertising

AM/FM Radio Continues to Top the Charts (4 Quotes from Rush and Nielsen)

Posted by Chad Elliot on June 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Rush Limbaugh recently made a point to remind everyone of the true impact and power of radio, quoting a Washington Times article from this past April that highlighted new findings from Nielsen. In a half-hour audio clip you can find below, the pioneer of AM radio shared why he prefers radio to TV, compelling stats from Nielsen’s second-quarter 2017 Comparable Metrics Report, and a healthy dose of Rush political talk on listenership and stories from around the nation.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

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