Why We Love Internet Radio For Business Advertising

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Does your business or agency take advantage of the amazing benefits of advertising on Internet radio like Pandora? While everyone focuses on spending their marketing budgets on social media, online ads and digital marketing techniques like SEO, there are a few savvy business owners getting huge success from getting plays on the commercial breaks in Internet radio.

There is a vast array of benefits to expect from Internet radio advertising. Allshouse Designs has started to manage internet radio ad campaigns in recent years, and we absolutely love it. Here are some of the key reasons why …

The Benefits of Internet Radio

As discussed above, one of the most obvious benefits of advertising through online radio stations is that there is a high chance your competitors aren’t doing it. And given the overall market across the country – 143 million Americans listen to Internet radio regularly – your business is missing out if you don’t have a presence. But there is plenty more to get the juices flowing, too. Let’s take a closer look at some more benefits.

Targeted Reach

The beauty of online radio stations is that they all have loyal, core followings. The stations know exactly who they are talking to, and if there are similarities between their market and your target audience, it can be an incredibly precise way of getting your message out there to the right people. For example, if your product is trying to attract attention from the traditionally ‘difficult’ youth market, Internet radio ads can help. According to research, 77 percent of 12-24-year-olds listen to an online station on a monthly basis.

Local Markets

Geo-targeting isn’t just for SEO and paid search campaigns. With Internet radio, you can refine your ads to play in highly localized areas. There are thousands of local broadcast stations operating all over the world, and many of them are set up to serve very particular audiences. Again, if you want to spread the word about your product or service in your locale, Internet radio stations will give you that opportunity. Studies predict that almost 56 percent of the US population will listen to Internet radio by the end of this year. If you translate this to the local population of somewhere like Seattle, Washington – with a population of almost 4 million people over the age of 12 – then clever Internet radio ads spread wisely across the local network could reach up to 2 million people. That’s enormous reach, and if you can create a compelling and with a good hook – an earworm if you like – it can be incredibly successful.

Average CPM Cost

So, how much does all this reach cost? You might be surprised at the CPM on offer from Internet radio ads. Figures can vary, but on average the CPM for a digital audio campaign is less than a quarter of what you might pay for something like a display video ad, and significantly less than it costs to advertise on traditional radio. As a rough guide, StartUpBizHub suggests that you will pay $3.75 for 15 seconds of Internet radio time, $7.50 for 30 seconds, and $15 for a full minute. And you can pack in a surprising amount of information in that time, too.

Flexibility

There is a huge amount of flexibility involved in Internet radio ads, as well. As an advertiser, you can integrate your radio campaign with other forms of advertising. You might use a web banner, for example, to be displayed on the Internet radio station’s web page. It allows for greater engagement, too. The vast majority of people listening to Internet radio do so via their smartphones, computers, or tablets. And it’s not like they sit there staring at the station page – listeners will be actively doing other things online. Research suggests that Internet radio listeners are more likely to visit a social network page or website while streaming music or talk stations. And with a well-placed and timely ad, who’s to say this couldn’t be your business website?

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Need some help?

If you want to embrace the huge amount of opportunities that are available with Internet radio advertising, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Allshouse Designs can help create and manage great campaigns for businesses of all kinds. We love the power and reach that you can get with Internet radio ads – and the compelling campaigns you can create. We would love to share what we have learned with you, so why not contact us or leave a comment below?

The Race Car at Evergreen Speedway

Wow! Have we been busy? As most of you already know, we have been working on getting our Race Car ready for the races, which start this coming weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA.

If you have seen any of the Racecar Series Videos, you know that we have been working on fixing massive vacuum leaks throughout the intake system. We also found that the engine’s head needs work, so the head was removed and now sits at our local machine shop to be cleaned up. In the meantime, we have sense replaced the rear differential with a limited slip differential. There was gearing issues in the old one that was ultimately hindering our lap time.

After having fixed the rear end, our track time has improved slightly but until we get the head work done, the intake and carburetor setup changed around. The track time won’t be where it should be.

The Race Car for Evergreen SpeedwayBefore the painting of the Race Car for Evergreen Speedway

We have done some cosmetic work. The car now has a face! We put the nose on the car and have made adjustments to fit the old hood as well.

There is still a lot of work to be done, however, we need to get the wheel lug pattern corrected so we can run 8” wheels for maximum grip around the track. The car also needs that all important paint job and decal placement.

Our driver, Jon Roberts AKA Fozzy, has been great to work with through the entire process and we are excited to see what will come of this race season. His knowledge is incredible, as you would expect from a 2 time NASCAR champion in the Mini Stock Division at Evergreen Speedway.

Episode 5 of the racecar was shot in 360 degrees to give you an interesting look into the car and the process of fixing our issues. Jon and Alec discuss some of the issues and what we are doing to fix them. It has been a fun process of filming and editing for this video and we hope you all enjoy it.

Our sponsors for the car are building. Big shout out to Spunks and Sound Advice! Look for their logos on the car along with Allshouse Designs.

Stay up to date on the racecar by visiting our YouTube channel! We will keep you all up to date and will be posting video of the races for the entire race season. Stay tuned for more and while you wait for our next post, head over to YouTube and kill some time with our great videos.

You Should Really Advertise your Content!

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When designing a website and beginning your online marketing journey, content is king. Your content might better describe the services you provide, it might provide answers to specific questions that customers have, it might even have advice and tips on matters related to your services or your target market. Writing great content is as important to your site as good design, if not more important. But if you’re not advertising that content, you could be missing out on its full potential.

Improve awareness

Your content is one of the most valuable aspects of your website. If it’s written well, it’s designed to draw conversions and referrals. It’s marketing material, so treat it as such. Make sure that it’s visible. Content that isn’t visible won’t be read and if it’s not read, it’s a waste of your time and efforts. Advertising your content improves awareness of it across the board. It becomes significantly more visible, drawing in new readers and unique site users. From there, those new site users can go on to continue exploring your site and could become brand new customers. Content is one of the most cost-effective ways to turn traffic into customers, but only if people can actually see it.

Search engines will love you

The vast majority of internet user use search engines like Google on a regular basis. If they have a problem they don’t know how to fix, they will look at Google. If they want to find out who provides a specific service in their area, they will Google it. If they want to stay updated on a certain issue, they will search for it. Advertising your content well improves your search rankings, meaning that the content is more likely to appear at the top of searches relevant to what it offers the reader. But it also improves the search ranking of your website as a whole, not just that one page. That means any further content or web pages you create will benefit from the boost provided by content marketing.

Build a stronger brand

If your content is written well and provides real value to readers, whether describing a service or providing insight, information, and advice, it also has real value to the business. It does more than fill in the gaps of your website. It can be used to establish a better online presence. The more fresh, quality content you have out there, the more your business grows an online brand as a place for expert information. It builds a legitimacy and prestige through quality information that means that people are much more likely to trust the content, trust the website, and thus trust the brand. With the sheer number of dubious sites and businesses on the internet, building that trust and standing out as “one of the good ones” is crucial.

Go social

The internet is becoming a more and more interconnected experience. Now, we don’t just consume what appeals to us, we share it with the world, as well. A social media presence is almost essential for a business hoping to grow online. But that social media presence isn’t just about having accounts and talking to the community. By advertising your content on social media, you make it much easier for others to share. Share worthy content can get you significantly more referrals and conversions that direct marketing. Take advantage of the online community’s habit of sharing what they love. Craft content they will love, market it, and watch them continue to market it for you.

Gathering data

The information you gain from the analytics tracking not only those who click those advertisements but those who go on to read your content. It helps you further understand who you’re writing to, what they want, and what content strategies work best for you. Content marketing is also one of the primary ways that business build leads to later convert. In fact, companies that blog or produce content regularly generate 62% more leads on average than those that don’t. Create “lead bait” content, content that’s designed to grab the reader’s interest, and urge them to learn more about you. The more they learn about the business, the more likely they are to become partners. You can then go on to further nurture those leads with impressive calls-to-action or email marketing signups.

The benefits of advertising your content, not just your services, are clear. Content targets the market’s wants directly, improves your brand’s reputation and can create unsuspecting new customers. Let Allshouse Designs take your content to the next level and fulfill its true potential by advertising it directly to your market.

Allshouse Designs can help market and advertise your website content. Learn how by looking at our Digital Marketing and Advertising service. As always your opinion matters to us. Feel free to post your comments below or connect up with us on Facebook.