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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
It’s no secret that at Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group, we believe in the power of digital marketing. That’s why we offer clients an extensive array of digital services, including website design, digital targeting services, and social media management. We understand that such an all-encompassing, integrated marketing approach ensures our clients will receive the best results available.