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October 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The Yearly Guide to Holidays and Marketing

The holiday season is approaching, and from October through January, each month brings at least one major holiday. As a business owner, you have an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the festive, happy feelings of your customers. Taking advantage of the holidays for radio marketing and digital marketing is always a good strategy. Yet without the right plan, you could miss this opportunity. Now is the time to start preparing and thinking about your holiday marketing campaigns. Here are some strategies you can use to maximize your marketing efforts throughout the holidays.

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September 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM

What to Look For in a Marketing Partner/Vendor

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September 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Generational Marketing: 4 Simple Tips to Market to Multiple Generations

Each generation has a unique way to understand and react to marketing information. The strategies used to reach one generation will be different than the strategies for another, which is why generational marketing is so important. Here is a closer look at what generational marketing is, and four specific tips you can use to be more successful when marketing to multiple generations.

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2 minute read
September 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Marketing Vendor

In positioning your brand as a leader in the industry, you have to work with a marketing vendor who you fully trust. You must put your brand presence and message in their hands, after all, to achieve all your goals. Luckily, there is a way to pinpoint trustworthy and effective vendors before partnering up. You just have to ask them these five essential questions for marketing vendors to find the best teams.

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1 minute read
August 27, 2019 at 8:42 AM

What Marketers Need to Know About Marketing Across Generations

If your company sells products that appeal to multiple generations, your marketing campaigns need to reach those generations as well. To do this effectively, you need to be aware of the unique trends, values, and shared experiences that characterize each of the generations that comprise your target audience. Below are some of the most important things you need to know about marketing across generations so you can sell your products to different age groups successfully.

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4 minute read
August 20, 2019 at 8:41 AM

10 Ways to Screw Up Your Radio Advertising

Radio advertising is an effective way to reach a local audience, and with exceptional targeting. However, like any advertising method, radio advertising is prone to mistakes that can hurt the effectiveness of a campaign. If you want a successful marketing campaign, you will need to take measures to avoid these common radio advertising mistakes. Here is a closer look at what you shouldn’t do in your advertising efforts.

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2 minute read
August 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM

How the DVR is Killing Your TV Advertising

If you have long relied on TV advertising to market your products and services, DVR (which stands for digital video recorder) may be throwing a serious wrench in the works. As it allows viewers to completely skip advertisements, your marketing campaigns will likely miss the mark time and time again. And, unfortunately, it is only set to get worse in the coming years, as traditional TV viewers switch to DVR and other convenient platforms.

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2 minute read
July 24, 2019 at 1:24 PM

Should You Divorce Your Current Marketing Plan?

When it comes to promoting your business, it can be easy to become preoccupied with the various marketing techniques and platforms available. However, this can cause you to lose sight of the overall plan and how well it’s performing. 

Are your marketing goals still relevant and appropriate? 

Are you leveraging the right tactics and are they effective?

It’s important to review your marketing strategy regularly to avoid wasted budget and missed opportunities. Here are 4 important signs that it is time to update or change your current marketing strategy.

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2 minute read
June 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The Difference Between Branding and Action Type Advertising

In marketing, there are different types of advertising with distinct goals and measures of success. The two main types are brand and action type advertising, which both have clear-cut differences. Before launching a campaign, it’s important to understand your marketing objectives and determine which type would work best.

Below are some differences between the two:

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3 minute read
May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Tips to Draw a Crowd to Your Event This Summer

When you host an event, “build it, and they will come” isn’t the mantra you want to follow. The reality is that marketing is a vitally important step in planning any event. Effective marketing can create awareness and, in turn, boost attendance. This is especially true in the summer as it is quite likely that you are competing against other events and the possibility that potential attendees have plans to travel. In order to help your next event succeed, we have put together a few tips to help you boost attendance.

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