The end of the year is approaching, but you still have time to prepare your marketing strategy for the upcoming year. Planning is very important because it helps you establish your goals, prepare for impending events and campaigns, assess your budget and determine how much manpower you will need.
Bookended between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s safe to say that Small Business Saturday runs an extreme risk of being completely overshadowed. Is this shopping holiday truly effective for our country’s valued small businesses?
We all know how important it is to create a strong business plan before launching a business. While not mandatory, a well-conceived and executed business plan serves as a road map to help you achieve your overall company goals.
Your marketing budget is an important aspect of your business. It ensures that your marketing dollars are spent wisely and in the appropriate areas. When you begin calculating your budget for the year ahead, it is best to start early – as early in the fourth quarter as possible - to determine what tactics you should incorporate to see measurable results. Below are a few best practices for effectively calculating your 2019 marketing budget.
In 2016, Nielsen released a massive study that showed on average every dollar spent on radio advertising can yield roughly $6 in incremental sales. In just two short years, that number has increased according to a more recent study, which showed that every dollar spent now returns $12. While that’s already impressive, you’re probably looking for the best way to maximize those returns.
Feel like your marketing plan isn’t yielding the best results? Not sure your media plan is suited to compete in an omnichannel market? Radio can help. In fact, if you aren’t utilizing radio advertising, then you’re most likely leaving something important on the table: increased sales and revenue.
Let’s face it, at some point every business is going to need to refresh their brand. This could be for any number reasons, maybe your old branding is out of date or you want to re-brand to reach out to a different audience, or you’re not getting the results you want with your current marketing.
While there are a variety of ways businesses can begin to address the issue of re-branding, one of the most effective is a brand marketing workshop. But what is a brand marketing workshop and what are the steps to branding your business—what we’d like to call brandsformation?
Q&A WITH MEGAN HERZING, MARKETING MANAGER AT FORTIFIED ROOFING & SIDING
We recently sat down with our client, Megan Herzing, Marketing Manager at Fortified Roofing & Siding and discussed the success they have found by having a more integrated marketing strategy that includes both, magazine and radio advertising.
Loyalty programs are strategic marketing tools that give customers a specific incentive to keep coming back. This commonly manifests as a “Fifth visit free” or a “$100 off your tenth purchase” kind of offer. While these deals can definitely help drive foot traffic, the misuse of such offers can also be hurtful to businesses.
As childhood taught all of us, stories are captivating and filled with empathy and emotion. Does that sound like something that belongs in the business world? You bet! No matter how stoic and unsympathetic a business’ processes and procedures may seem at times, it’s a fact that emotion is an inescapable component of securing sales.