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Carrie Lorenz

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How to Know When Your Lack of Marketing ROI is Because of Your Sales Team (and Not Your Ads)

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on August 3, 2017 at 9:55 AM

You spend money, time and a lot of effort on your marketing, but you aren’t getting the results you want. Is it the ads that are underperforming, or it your sales team losing the sale?

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Topics: ROI, Business Growth Strategy

Why Cutting Your Advertising Budget When Times are Tough is Bad Idea

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on July 18, 2017 at 9:09 AM

History has a great way of teaching us lessons. During tough economic times, it might seem logical to make cuts to your advertising budget, but in reality, that’s not a sound idea, as it actually hurts your business. By staying the course, you keep your brand and business in the forefront of your customer’s mind. An effective advertising strategy should actually help you increase sales.

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Topics: Advertising

Knowing When You Should, or Shouldn't, Change Radio Stations

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on July 11, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Are you considering switching your radio advertising from one station to another? Maybe you think your advertising isn’t working and you need to change things up. Perhaps you believe you’ve already dominated your current station and you need to get your message out to a new audience, one that isn’t familiar with your brand. Choosing a radio station for your advertising is an important decision, so before you make a move, think carefully about the best way to maximize your advertising results.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

3 Types of Digital Advertising That Pair Well with Radio

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on July 10, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Omnichannel is the name of the game in marketing, but not every business is ready to leverage the budget to do so. Even so, an integrated, cross-channel strategy is critical because this provides touchpoints across mediums to build frequency, lift influence, establish brand and message recall, and ensure that your brand is where your customer is. So of course, choosing which channels to use is important. When you consider the fact that radio is a powerful medium, while digital is an increasingly necessary point of contact, it quickly becomes clear that these are top choices for the channels you should be using. There’s a few statistics to support it:

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Topics: Digital Marketing

Why Event Marketing Works When Trying to Drive New Business

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on July 5, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Event marketing is an especially powerful way to reach customers, develop relationships, and drive new business. That’s because it’s a type of experiential marketing that closely aligns you to a particular event or cause as well as other brands through event sponsorship. Perhaps the most recognizable format is the sponsorship of sporting events: picture the banners along the fencing at a baseball field or lining the walls of a skating arena. However, some events can be cause driven or industry related, and others are simply meant to position the brand positively. For instance, Ikea partnered with Airbnb to do an event in Sydney that allowed attendees to spend an entire night in the store there, providing food, toys, and live music.

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Topics: Event Marketing

Questions to Answer that Will Help You Determine if You Are Wasting Your Dollars on Advertising That Doesn't Work

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on June 8, 2017 at 9:10 AM

As a business owner, you are constantly focusing on ways to make your business stand out from the crowd. In order to differentiate your products and services from your competitors, you’ve more than likely invested your hard earned money in advertising. With a bevy of marketing options and companies out there, how do you know whether or not your money is being spent wisely? How do you evaluate a successful advertising campaign? Well, we’re going to walk you through the questions you, as a business owner, should be asking. It’s important to note though that these questions can vary based on the goals of your advertising campaign. The effectiveness of various advertising programs are measured differently.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

4 BIG Reasons You Should Not be Spending All Your Marketing Dollars on Digital

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on May 25, 2017 at 9:09 AM

These days, when you speak with people about marketing, the one word typically mentioned is digital — and with good reason. In addition to being hot and exciting, digital provides ways to measure results and gain valuable insights that are not always associated with traditional forms of marketing. However, the effectiveness of marketing is determined based on a number of factors, and the best way to reach your target audience is to use three or four tactics combined in a cohesive way to build brand awareness and drive sales.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Advertising, Marketing Strategy

The Reason We Ask So Many Questions Before Creating a Proposal For You

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on April 28, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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Topics: Advertising, Business Growth Strategy

How to Ensure Your Ad Creative Isn't Ruining Your ROI

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on March 28, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Developing a marketing plan takes time. Everything from the timing to each ad’s placement needs to come together strategically in order to deliver solid ROI. But there’s one thing that shouldn’t get left off of the list: advertising creative. Using bad ad creative is a fast way to undermine an otherwise successful advertising strategy. Today we’ll cover four tips to help you use winning creative.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy, ROI

5 Reasons Your Event Sponsorships Haven't Gotten You Results

Posted by Carrie Lorenz on March 23, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Event sponsorships straddle the line between marketing and offering meaningful involvement with your community or industry. One of the best ways to capture customers and improve your brand perception is through sponsoring an event. That is, it can be when executed properly. Today, we’ll take a quick look at the five biggest mistakes that will seriously hamper your ability to get results from event sponsorships and break down what you can do to fix them.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Business Growth Strategy, Event Marketing