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The Top 10 Reasons You Should Always Work From an Annual Marketing Plan

Posted by Christine Lepp on August 15, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Your annual marketing plan serves as your marketing blueprint for the upcoming year. In addition to outlining your marketing strategy and helping to ensure consistency throughout the year, your marketing plan should help guide budgeting decisions, keep your marketing team focused, and help reduce stress. In this post, we’ll take a look at 10 reasons you should always develop an annual marketing plan.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

The Importance of Professional Voicework

Posted by Jon Sheltmire on August 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM

You may know or work with someone who you think has charisma and a pleasant speaking voice. So, naturally, the next time you need a narration for your presentation, advertisement or even just an update for your company’s phone message, you probably already have that person in mind for the job.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Social Media Manager

Posted by Carrie Berkbuegler on August 7, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Have you ever contemplated the role social media plays in your overall marketing strategy? If you haven’t, perhaps now is the time to start. After all, 77% of all United States businesses have an active presence on social media. Therefore, to stand out among the crowd, takes a concerted effort, and is, in essence, a full-time job.

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media Marketing

Why You Should Always Be Renewing

Posted by Rebecca Milner on August 1, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Yes, it's August, but any smart business owner will tell you that it's already time to start making preparations for next year! As we inch closer and closer to the year 2020, we're sure that you'll hear the word “renew” get tossed around frequently in the business world. Unfortunately, after years of being used so often, the spark these words once ignited begins to dim. The implications behind them lose their power, causing their true meanings to become hazy.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy

Over-The-Top (OTT) Video Advertising 101: What It Is and How It Works

Posted by Carla Leible on July 30, 2019 at 9:05 AM

With the onset and subsequent expansion of over-the-top (OTT) TV devices, such as Smart TV Apps, Roku, Chromecast, and Xbox, many households are opting to forego traditional cable. We refer to these customers as “cord cutters” or "cord nevers." This demographic is growing at an alarming rate and represents an important opportunity for advertising that exists in the OTT market. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Ways To Retain Your Employees

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on July 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM

If you're a business owner or a company leader, you know this dilemma all too well: You have new hires ready to join your team and excel in their new role, but the environment around the office isn’t where it should be. Your current team members aren’t engaged and turnover has created a revolving door of talent. This creates obstacles for leadership as they strive to not only bring in new talent, but retain their current team members. How do you grow your business if you are constantly working to maintain a consistent workforce?

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy

5 Blogs That Every Business Owner Should Read

Posted by Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group on July 23, 2019 at 9:01 AM

As your business grows and evolves, so do business and marketing trends. What was once a best practice can change quickly these days due to technology and new research. Meanwhile, some philosophies and strategies manage to stand the test of time.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

Why We Support The Central Missouri Honor Flight Every Year

Posted by Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group on July 19, 2019 at 9:01 AM

If you’ve been following Zimmer for any amount of time, you know that giving to charity is a huge part of who we are as a company. That’s why we’re so excited that one of our absolute favorite charitable events is quickly approaching: The Central Missouri Honor Flight Radiothon. Each year that we’ve hosted this event, we are completely blown away by the courageous veterans we encounter, as well as the generosity of our community!  

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Topics: Business Leaders

Football & Your Business: 5 Things They Have in Common

Posted by Rebecca Milner on July 16, 2019 at 9:01 AM

For years, football has soundly occupied the throne as America’s favorite sport. There are countless factors responsible for the game’s long-standing popularity, but most worthy of mentioning is the foundation upon which football is built. That’s because Americans can easily identify with the powerful principles that the game of football represents. Not shockingly, these same principles are engrained into the foundations of successful businesses across the country.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

The Top 6 Factors That Influence Buying Decisions

Posted by Rebecca Milner on July 10, 2019 at 9:01 AM

What thoughts run through your mind when you’re deciding whether or not to purchase something? Even something simple, like a loaf of bread from the grocery store? You likely consider the quality, the cost, the expiration date, the ingredients, the nutritional facts, and the other options on nearby shelves. Even if this decision is a quick one, there’s a psychological process that occurs: You feel the desire to take multiple things into account because obviously, you want to purchase something that makes the most sense for you!

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy

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