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Small Business Advice: Home Improvement Advertising In Boston

Jan 23, 2020 7:32:50 AM / by Larry Julius

Consumers in the Boston area spent a record $6.1 billion on home improvements in 2019. This level of spending is projected to drop modestly next year, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

“Declining home sales and home-building activity coupled with slower gains in permitting for improvement projects will put the brakes on remodeling growth,” says Chris Herbert, the center’s managing director.

“However, if falling mortgage interest rates continue to incentivize home sales, refinancing, and ultimately remodeling activity, the slowdown may soften some.”

If New England small businesses that sell home improvement products and services would like to continue to grow despite the softening market, then advertising will be required.

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Topics best way to advertise, newspaper advertising, radio advertising, consumer spending, small business owner, online advertising, social media advertising, television advertising, small business, digital advertising, home decor, home improvement, remodeling

Advertise In Boston: Reaching Furniture Shoppers

Jan 20, 2020 6:32:00 AM / by Larry Julius

Low unemployment, a boom in housing starts, and confident consumers are propelling robust sales for New England furniture stores.

In 2019, local consumers in the Boston area spent $2.1 billion on furniture and home furnishing. This number is expected to grow.

Based on estimates developed by Furniture Today’s Strategic Insights team and Easy Analytic Software Inc. (EASI), the total furniture and bedding market is projected to expand by more than 22% by 2024.

If a New England small business owner who sells furniture, furnishings, or home decor would like to grab a larger share of this expanding market, then advertising is necessary.  By almost every key metric, advertising on local radio is a sound marketing investment.

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Topics retail, best way to advertise, newspaper advertising, radio advertising, consumer spending, small business owner, online advertising, social media advertising, television advertising, small business, digital advertising, furniture, mattresses, home decor

The Value Of Advertising On Boston Radio At Night

Jan 17, 2020 6:29:11 PM / by Larry Julius

Is advertising on the radio just a day job for New England small business owners?  

Thousands of local companies depend on radio advertising to market their goods and services. But, most of these business owners choose to buy commercials only between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Is this a good idea? Maybe not. Here are the facts.

Last week, for instance, 3,543,709 adult consumers tuned-in to their favorite Boston radio stations. This is significantly higher than the number that tuned-in to a local TV station, read a local newspaper, logged-on to social media sites like Facebook, or streamed audio from Pandora and Spotify.

But radio listeners do not roll-up their ears just because the sunsets. According to Nielsen, 57.1% of Boston area consumers who listen to the radio during daylight hours, also tune in at night.

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Topics best way to advertise, radio advertising, small business owner, small business, time of day, dayparts, value, advertising on a budget

Advertising In Boston: How To Reach Moms

Jan 17, 2020 5:11:54 PM / by Larry Julius

Advertising on Boston radio stations is the best way for small business owners to reach the lucrative mother-market in New England. 

Boston area consumers will spend $110.9 billion over the next 12 months. Forbes magazine reports that its these moms who control 85% of all household purchases. Locally,  there are more than 691,000 mothers with children under the age of 18 at home.

New England small business owners need to pay special attention to these mothers and their wallets. Here's why:

  • 45,956 moms are planning to buy a new house this year
  • 56,942 moms are planning to go back to school this year
  • 72,691 moms will buy a smartphone this year
  • 79,617 moms will hire a plumber this year
  • 80,232 moms are planning to purchase a car this year
  • 81,770 will use a financial planner this year
  • 85,744 moms will buy furniture or mattresses this year
  • 168,261 will use a tax preparation service this year
  • 186,926 moms are planning a major home improvement this year
  • 582,488 moms will buy a restaurant meal this month
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How To Keep A Boston Small Business Top Of Mind

Jan 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM / by Larry Julius

It's a fact. Unless a consumer remembers your business when it comes time to buy, then it is likely they will purchase from someone else. Staying top of mind, therefore, is critical for every Boston area  small business owner who wants to grab a share of the area's $100.9-billion retail market.

Advertising on Boston radio provides New England business owners with the most affordable way to move to the top of customers' minds. But, before discussing how to get remembered, we must understand why consumers forget.

Every second, all of us are exposed to 11,000,000 pieces of data. A consumer's brain, however, is only capable of dealing with about 50 pieces of this data at a time. So, if my calculus is correct, a consumer forgets approximately 10,999,950 things every second.

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Topics best way to advertise, radio advertising, small business marketing, top of mind awareness, small business advertising, frequency, memory curve

Employment Advertising: Reach 94% Of Qualified Candidates In Boston

Jan 7, 2020 3:36:30 PM / by Larry Julius

New England area small business owners need employees...desperately.

According to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business, 26% of small business owners say finding qualified workers is their number one problem. 

The report goes on to say that 88% of small business owners looking to hire new employees are finding there are no qualified candidates.

The historically low unemployment figures in the Boston area appears to be the root cause of local hiring woes. The metro area jobless rate stands at 2.1%. There are just not enough qualified workers to go around.

Most small business owners have exhausted the traditional methods of recruitment. These include online job board posts, newspaper ads, referral bonuses, and help wanted signs. All to no avail.

To successfully attract the qualified applicants they yearn for, local small business owners need to command the attention of 'passive' job seekers. The number one source for these candidates is Boston radio.

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R-O-I: How Boston Small Business Owners Turn Dimes Into Dollars

Jan 2, 2020 7:16:00 AM / by Larry Julius

Suppose a Boston small business owner woke up one morning and found a 100-year-old machine in the basement of their store. She soon discovered that every time a dime was put into the machine, one dollar came out.  Imagine, now, how profitable that business would become.

Good news: such a contraption exists,  and every business owner probably has one in their cars, in their stores, in their homes, even on their phones. It's called the radio.

Over the past few years, Nielsen has conducted more than 20 studies to determine what type of return-on-investment (ROI) a business owner  can expect from radio advertising.  Although the results varied by industry, the average company generated $100 in sales for every $10 invested. Turning dimes into dollars.

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Advertising Options For Boston Small Business Owners

Dec 30, 2019 9:07:00 AM / by Larry Julius

Advertising is critical to the success of every New England small business owner.  One of the most powerful elements of any advertising campaign is how many people it reaches.

Nielsen, the world's largest consumer insights company, found that advertising reach has a more significant effect on sales than branding, recency, and context.

There are many ways a local business owner can advertise. This includes traditional media like Boston radio, local TV, and newspaper. It also includes online advertising options such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pandora.

They type of customer an individual business needs to reach depends on the goods and services the company sells. For instance, a daycare operator might want to reach households with young children. On the other hand, a real estate agent could be looking for consumers in the market to purchase a new home.

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Meet 5 Successful Small Business Owners Who Advertise On Boston Radio

Dec 26, 2019 8:49:14 AM / by Larry Julius

Boston area small business owners have depended on radio advertising to market their goods and services since the first New England radio station, WBZ, began broadcasting in 1921.

Today, thousand of local companies still invent in radio advertising. Partly, because it reaches 3,543,709 consumers every week, significantly more than any other medium. But, also because commercials on Boston radio are effective.

Meet five New England business area business owners are currently advertising on Boston radio to capture a larger share of the $100-billion local consumers spend every year.

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Advertising in Boston Creates Growth For Local Small Business

Dec 23, 2019 7:21:00 AM / by Larry Julius

"We advertise on Boston radio because it brings in new customers," says Elizabeth Russell-Skehan, VP of Marketing at Russell's Garden Center. "We like radio advertising because the commercials provide us with enough time to explain all of the products and services we offer."

Russell's, located just off of Route 20 in Wayland, MA., is set on a 55-acre farm, seven of which are open for retail 360 days per year. Half of what the garden center sells are plants including, annuals, perennials, and shrubs. 

The other half of their sales come from hardgoods including, garden supplies, tools, seeds, specialty gifts, and toys.

At Christmas time, Russell's sells 3000 Christmas trees. The company is also a full-service florist providing flowers for weddings, proms, bar mitzvahs, and other celebrations.

"New customers tell us all the time that they learned about what we do from our radio advertising."

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