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School's Out, Now What? 5 Ways to Market Your College Town Business During the Summer

Posted by Carrie Berkbuegler on May 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

It can be tough for any business in a college town when school is out. This is especially true for businesses in Columbia, Missouri that rely on so many different universities like Mizzou, Columbia College, and Stephens College to provide revenue. With a population of over 108,000 people, Columbia is a big market that gets even bigger when school is in session. Mizzou alone has averaged upwards of 19,000 freshmen applicants over the past two years and accounts for 35,000 students living in Columbia. Stephens contributes a little under 700 students annually as well.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Is Radio Dead? 5 Reasons Why Radio Advertising Is Still Relevant in 2019

Posted by Christine Lepp on May 21, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Although 2019 is known to be a digital world, the effectiveness of radio advertising is still undeniable. For example, did you know that radio consistently reaches 93% of Americans each week? Statistics like this one help prove why business owners and marketers across the country are still looking to radio to promote their companies. Today, we’re taking this topic even further by providing the top five reasons that radio advertising is still relevant in 2019.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Zimmer Nominated for Five 2019 Radio Mercury Awards

Posted by Rebecca Milner on May 17, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Each year, the Radio Mercury Awards are held in a “little” place called New York City. You may have heard of it. Each year, hopeful nominees from “little” businesses like Wendy’s, Verizon, GEICO, Comcast, Coca-Cola, State Farm, and HBO are in attendance. You may have heard of them. And each year for the last several years, a truly little company from Mid-Missouri, Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group, sits among some of the biggest names in the biggest city in the country and waits to hear whether or not one of their multiple nominations will take home a trophy (or two).

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Topics: Advertising, Mid-Missouri Market

5 Reasons You Should Work in Advertising Sales

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on May 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM

With advertisements all around us, there are more opportunities in marketing and advertising than ever before. Whether you are looking for your first career in advertising or for a new adventure in the world of marketing, advertising sales can blend multiple aspects of the industry into one, comprehensive role. Below we're exploring five reasons advertising sales could be the perfect fit for your professional journey.

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Topics: Work at Zimmer

How Leadership Impacts Company Culture

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on May 9, 2019 at 8:17 AM

"Lead by example." It’s a tried and true approach to any leadership role. But just as new parents begin to find their kids picking up on their habits, managers and company leadership can find their employees emulating the behaviors they observe in the workplace. While sometimes this can be positive, there are also times when negative behaviors can develop as well. This then creates a domino effect: Once a few employees begin behaving in a certain way, it impacts the company culture and the entire team.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

Inbound Marketing Definition in 150 Words

Posted by Rebecca Milner on May 6, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Today’s consumers don’t want to be marketed to; they want to be educated. They have become accustomed to “instant Internet gratification:” using online searches to find all of the answers they could ever want about products, services, businesses, and industries. That’s where inbound marketing comes in!

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing Services

Onboarding Best Practices: How To Transition from Candidate to Employee

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on May 2, 2019 at 8:48 AM

You have sifted through countless applications. You’ve conducted dozens of interviews. Now, you finally have the right candidate. They accept your job offer and together you set their start date, but now what? Do you play the waiting game until that first day, or do you schedule a time to check in with the candidate to keep communication open? Rather than letting the standard two weeks tick by without talking to your new recruit, we suggest you begin onboarding.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

Spring and Summer Media Consumption Changes That Should Impact Your Marketing Decisions

Posted by Carla Leible on April 30, 2019 at 9:11 AM

It’s well known that consumer behavior changes with the seasons, and your company undoubtedly takes that into account. Summer time means bathing suits and suntan lotion, while winter means heavy coats and major retail holidays, and so on. However, what you may not be considering is how much media consumption changes with the seasons as well. In today’s post, we’ll take a brief look at how this impacts your spring and summer marketing planning.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Attract, Engage, Delight: How Inbound Marketing Works

Posted by Christine Lepp on April 26, 2019 at 9:05 AM

You may have heard the words “inbound marketing” tossed around, but you're not exactly sure what it means or how it works. Well today, we're here to tell you that the inbound methodology is the key to successfully marketing your business. Inbound marketing is a process of attracting, engaging, and delighting consumers via content, which in turn, results in businesses that provide value, build trust, and position themselves as thought leaders, or experts in their industry. 

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Topics: Inbound Marketing Services

How Company Culture Improves Retention and Increases Engagement

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on April 24, 2019 at 8:37 AM

In today’s job market, prospective employees have more options than ever when it comes to their next professional venture. And with Millennials now making up the largest percentage of the current workforce, attitudes about job-hopping are shifting as wellThat means many employees are keeping their options open for an opportunity where they can feel involved in a greater company vision. This could be setting up your business to lose strong performers as a result.

So how do you retain the new talent you’ve worked so hard to recruit? Look no further than your company culture.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

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