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).
To be honest, we love rooting for the home team, especially when that team is the St. Louis Cardinals. That’s because they’re a historic business with strong roots in the community and they understand how to reach their audience. In fact, the team resonates so strongly with local audiences that advertising to Cardinals fans can offer significant lifts in ROI.
For decades, the traditional (or nuclear) family — consisting of a father, mother, and their children — dominated the makeup of an average household in the U.S. This common family unit gave businesses a predictable target audience to advertise their products and services to. Today, however, this traditional family model makes up less than half of all families in the country. Not to mention, the behaviors and preferences of the modern-day consumer have also changed drastically, even within the last ten years. In essence, there is no such thing as a “typical” American family anymore.
The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t just another local sports team, they’re a historic part of the community and as a local business, associating your brand with the Cardinals and their iconic team is a great sports marketingstrategy.
In this blog we’ll talk about how to associate your brand with a professional sports team like the Cardinals, and discuss eight reasons why doing so can make a major impact on your marketing ROI.
Topics: Mid-Missouri Market
One of our absolute favorite events of the year is almost here: The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Radiothon! The goal of this event is to help raise money and awareness for sick children at our local CMN hospital, MU Children’s Hospital. This event is so important because this amazing place is committed to providing the highest quality of care for children throughout Missouri, regardless of any family’s ability to pay.
Orlando, FL -- Last night, The National Association of Broadcasters hosted their annual Marconi Radio Awards ceremony in front of hundreds of hopeful radio station representatives from across the country. Many liken this event to radio's version of "The Oscars." The goal of the Marconi Awards is to recognize radio stations and individuals for their excellence and performance in radio.
Topics: Mid-Missouri Market
Understanding the strength of your brand in the mid-Missouri business community is an essential part of being successful. How well is your brand known? Does your brand enjoy the respect of local business leaders? Have you noticed any changes in how your brand is perceived? Is your brand part of business conversations among local professionals?
It's National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day! Because Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group is a locally-owned Mid-Missouri business, we are extremely passionate about other small businesses in our community. We believe that Mom & Pop businesses are vital to our country's success. They are the true representation of hard work, dedication, and the fulfillment of the American dream.