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Don’t Be A Scrooge To Your Customers

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

Bah Humbug! It’s true, we all feel a little Scrooge-like at times, and that’s ok!

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Business Leaders

Why We're Thankful This Year

Posted by Rebecca Milner on November 28, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’re about to dive into a glorious spread of stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean and sweet potato casseroles, pumpkin pie, and of course, turkey! But while you’re waiting for the food to finally hit the table, we want to take a quick moment to briefly present five reasons that we’re incredibly thankful this year and explain how your business directly benefits from each.

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Topics: Advertising, Mid-Missouri Market

7 Mistakes Businesses Make Trying to Write Their Own Radio Ads, Part 2

Posted by Jon Sheltmire on November 7, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Here is Part 2 in our 2-part series on common mistakes that businesses make trying to write their own radio ads. While the first three mistakes are frustrating enough…these last four cause professional writers and producers everywhere to groan inwardly and smack their foreheads in exasperation.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

7 Mistakes Businesses Make Trying to Write Their Own Radio Ads, Part 1

Posted by Jon Sheltmire on November 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM

 

When it comes to advertising on the radio, it’s common for business owners to feel that they are in the best position to know what needs to be said about their business on the air -- and how to say it.  It’s easy to understand why they feel that way; it IS their business, after all.  However, in most cases, they’re incorrect.  They are no more in a position of expertise on how to advertise their own business than a non-doctor is on how to diagnose his or her own problem.  Unfortunately, there are still those business owners who will go on ahead and write their own radio scripts anyway… and we find that, most of the time, they make the same 7 mistakes...

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

The Battle Of Branding

Posted by Josh Ryan Smith on October 25, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Brand­ing and posi­tion­ing almost always involve theft and warfare.

The mean­ing of your brand and the “posi­tion” you want in the minds of con­sumers is usu­al­ly already occu­pied, or at least con­tested, by another brand. Some­body else owns, or is try­ing to own, what you want because there are only a few posi­tions worth own­ing. If you want to plant your flag on a certain piece of men­tal real estate, you’ve got to remove the flag of your competitors first. Either steal the land out from under them or fight for it:  theft and warfare.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

ICYMI: Recapping The 2019 BrandsFormation™ Seminar with Chuck Mefford

Posted by Rebecca Milner on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM

We just wrapped up our 2019 BrandsFormation™ seminar with the BrandsFormation™ author himself, Chuck Mefford. As usual, it did not disappoint. Chuck is a captivating speaker who draws in his audience from his first word to his last. His inspirational stories and words of wisdom held the attention of each person in attendance.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

6 Characteristics To Expect From Your Marketing Partner

Posted by Carrie Berkbuegler on October 16, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Marketing is a necessity for a business to survive, and the right marketing partner can be an invaluable resource, serving as a trusted advisor. Your company deserves the best, and you should expect outstanding quality from the people with whom you do business. Over the years, we’ve identified six characteristics that distinguish the best marketing partners from everyone else.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Business Leaders

3 Ways To Make Your Ads Pop, Sizzle, and Stand Out!

Posted by Josh Ryan Smith on September 16, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Two million. That’s the number of commercials the average American will have seen and heard by the time they’re 65. So how in the world do you make your ads pop, sizzle and stand out in this mess of a world we call marketing? Here are three simple ways to make sure you’re reaching the right people and generating more traffic for your business!

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

What To Do When Your Action Campaign Doesn’t Provide Results

Posted by Christine Lepp on September 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM

The purpose of advertising is to generate results. Those results differ depending on the type of campaign scheduled. While an awareness campaign is longer-term and designed to build your brand, an action campaign is a focused short-term investment that motivates people to quick response. Action campaigns are perfect for hitting goals and boosting sales, but what happens when the results fall short? It’s important to examine all factors in figuring out what to adjust so that the next campaign is successful. To do that, here are three important considerations when your action campaign doesn’t meet expectations.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy, ROI

How Your Business Can Score by Sponsoring High School Sports

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

Shortly after walking through school doors on a mundane Monday morning, most high school students are already thinking about their team’s next game. This automatic reaction occurs not only in students, but in parents, faculty, and local fans in the community as well. That’s because high school sports have a knack for fully enrapturing the hearts of people everywhere.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy

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