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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

What You Need To Know About Tracking Marketing ROI [In 200 Words]

Posted by Rebecca Milner on June 6, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Here’s the honest truth: If you’re investing in advertising, your provider owes you the right to know whether or not it’s working for your business. Tracking your marketing return on investment, or ROI, can seem intimidating, but that doesn’t mean it should be avoided. In an effort to simplify things, here’s our take on what you need to know about tracking marketing ROI in 200 short and sweet words.

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Topics: ROI

New eBook! Digital Marketing: How To Evaluate Your Current Vendor and Strategy to Boost Results

Posted by Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group on April 22, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Attention all business owners and marketers! Here’s the honest truth: Investing in digital targeting services, such as geofencing, targeted display, or search engine marketing (SEM), entitles you to a collaborative and transparent relationship with your service provider. This means that your business should know what digital products you purchase, how your budget is being allocated, and most importantly, how those products are performing.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, ROI

Response vs. Results: What's The Difference And Why It Matters

Posted by Rebecca Milner on January 22, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Too often, businesses gauge the full success of their advertising on consumer comments. They may be tempted to feel a rush of fame when their radio jingles are sung in public or when their faces are recognized from their magazine or TV ads. While a level of excitement over this kind of feedback is certainly merited, trouble arises when businesses elevate the importance of these responses over hard-and-fast results. This misplacement of priorities can lead to confusion and could ultimately, cause businesses to get off-track with their goals.  

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy, ROI

The Power of Magazine & Radio: Fortified Roofing & Siding

Posted by Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group on June 27, 2018 at 11:44 AM



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. 

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Topics: Advertising, ROI, Business Growth Strategy, Case Studies, Magazine Advertising

Stop Posting and Praying: Become A Social Media Marketing Master!

Posted by Rebecca Milner on January 10, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Select an image, create a caption, include a link, click “Publish,” and drop to your knees and pray something happens.

Unfortunately for many of today’s business owners, this sequence of events sounds all too familiar. That’s because social media marketing is still a hazy area to many businesses. This is usually due to difficulties creating content, insufficiencies in page monitoring, general misunderstandings regarding relevant tracking metrics, or a deadly combination of all three.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, ROI, Social Media

How to Track and Determine the Lifetime Value of a Customer (And Why It Matters)

Posted by Carla Leible on August 16, 2017 at 9:22 AM

With all the focus on acquiring new customers, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the value and importance of your current customers. However, for any company that depends on a recurring revenue stream or repeat sales, determining the lifetime value of a customer is one of your most important metrics. Calculating lifetime value (LTV) and comparing it to the cost of acquiring a new customer provides valuable insights about how to allocate your sales and marketing budget to increase ROI.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, ROI

How to Know When Your Lack of Marketing ROI is Because of Your Sales Team (and Not Your Ads)

Posted by Carrie Berkbuegler on August 3, 2017 at 9:55 AM

You spend money, time and a lot of effort on your marketing, but you aren’t getting the results you want. Is it the ads that are underperforming, or it your sales team losing the sale?

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Topics: ROI, Business Growth Strategy

Why Radio Jingles Work, and 3 Questions to Determine if It's Right for Your Business

Posted by Christine Lepp on May 3, 2017 at 9:27 AM

There are very few more time-tested forms of advertising than radio jingles. A short, simple, catchy slogan or tune that plays throughout the day demands our attention and provides a fun, memorable touchpoint for brands.

But what are radio jingles? The “1-877-Kars4Kids” jingle is a perfect example. Anyone who’s heard the commercial can’t help but remember the phone number. It’s a short, distinct spot featuring a chorus of children singing “1-877-Kars4Kids” with the call to action of “donate your car today.” It’s not a complex tune with a lengthy message, just a catchy jingle that’s hard to forget. Jingles can even last for generations, just take the “I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weiner” song that both children and grandparents can sing along to.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing Strategy, ROI

The 3 Numbers Every Business Owner MUST Know

Posted by Rebecca Milner on April 19, 2017 at 9:35 AM

It doesn’t take long to feel thoroughly inspired when listening to CNBC’s “The Profit” star, Marcus Lemonis, talk about business. He is an absolute wealth of information and has a proven track record of success to back up every piece of advice he offers. It seems that this entrepreneur could whip a dying business into shape, even in his sleep.

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Topics: ROI, Business Growth Strategy

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