KTJJ and KREI Radio Working For LocalTek
I spend a lot of time explaining to people that they need to change the way they have been promoting their small business, typically this starts with choosing the right domain name and ends with a marketing model that pulls all the various advertising mediums together.
As you can imagine there are times that we explain that certain media types are not as effective as others but we never tell any customer to spend all their money online. In most cases local businesses need to market in more than one place but we try to help them understand that it is much more effective to wrap all the promotional efforts together into a holistic marketing model.
Radio is type of advertising I have always had a hard time grasping how it would be effective for certain types of businesses but I wanted to give a big thank you to the team at KTJJ and KREI who also happen to run MyMoInfo.com for proving that it can work for virtually types of businesses if done right. They are based in Farmington MO and cover Farmington, MO news as well as the entire region of Missouri they are based in through their network of stations (KJFF, KREI, and KTJJ).
Dick Womack and Kim Long had attended a couple of our local online marketing seminars and had found that the information provided could also be useful for their local news site. We had some great discussions about the future of marketing for small businesses and decided that it would be useful to have both a technology radio show and technical tip spots on their network of stations.
As I admitted to them at the time I was a bit skeptical that this type of promotion would be useful for a business such as ours but have been pleasantly surprised. Based on the methods we used we have been receiving customer calls and emails asking for follow ups every week and virtually everywhere my sales team goes they get feedback that they have heard the radio technical tip spots
In the spots and radio show we spend a lot of time driving people to both our Facebook page and our website. One thing I have noticed is a uptick in traffic to our website from the ad spots and specifically on days we have the radio show (twice a month).
What does this mean? Use a model of marketing for your local business that ties legacy methods such as radio together with both your website and social media to get the most from your marketing campaign.