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How Much Time Do Fayetteville Consumers Spend Online?

Jun 8, 2021 9:29:46 AM / by Larry Julius

According to Nielsen, 329,000 adults in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area have access to the internet, equivalent to 94.1% of the population. On average, local consumers are spending 8.62 hours per week online.

Fayetteville millennials, the first generation that grew up in a digital world, spend considerably more time online. Nielsen reports that, on average, Fayetteville's 25-39-year-old consumers are clocking 10.71 hours connected to the internet.

So, how are Fayetteville consumers spending their time online?

According to Nielsen, streaming audio and video content, social networking, checking the weather, and banking are the top online activities for Fayetteville consumers each month.

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Topics Streaming Audio, best way to advertise, internet advetising, internet advertising, digital advertising, social media, online advertising, ott, ctv, streaming video

Why Fayetteville Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Need To Advertise Now

May 20, 2021 10:57:24 AM / by Larry Julius

In 2021, according to Nielsen, 19,543 Fayetteville, North Carolina area homeowners are expected to spend $210 million on kitchen and bathroom remodeling. This would be an increase of 16.8% increase over last year. Sales estimates are based on data from The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Because of the ongoing pandemic, 202,000 homeowners from Lumberton to Spring Lake are in the process of reassessing their living spaces.

According to the NKBA, homeowners cite the kitchen and bath areas as two times more important than other spaces within the home, and the kitchen particularly gained status throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with 70% of homeowners considering it extremely important compared to 64% before the crisis.

“After such a strong year for home remodeling in 2020, some wondered if we were approaching a home improvement spending ‘cliff.’ We’re pleased to say that’s not what the kitchen and bath market is expecting in 2021,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO.

“Last year, homeowners started the work of improving their living spaces with DIY projects. And this year, with early distribution of the vaccine and other measures to reduce the public health impact of the virus, we expect to see continued renovations and more projects requiring our members.”

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Topics best way to advertise, consumer spending, radio advertising, home improvement, remodeling, home values, homeowners, contractors, construction

Advertising In Fayetteville: What's The Best Way To Reach Pet Owners?

May 13, 2021 9:15:18 AM / by Larry Julius

A surge in pet adoptions and sales during the pandemic has increased the number of pet owners in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area to 173,878, according to Nielsen.

As a result, the amount of money that will be spent in the Fayetteville area during 2021 on domestic dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and other cuddly creatures will achieve a record-high $150.9 million. These figures are based on recent forecasts from The American Pet Products Association (APPA),

“We have reached a critical milestone in 2020, generating $103.6 billion in sales [in the U.S.],” said Steve King, President, and CEO of APPA. “We are bullish for the coming year, projecting growth of 5.8% - well above the historical average of 3 to 4%."

Fayetteville pet owners will be spending in four ways:

  1. Food & Treats which includes everything from canned and bagged food to biscuits and chewies.
  2. Veterinary Care and Product Sales which includes routine veterinary care, surgical procedures, and sales of pharmaceuticals and other products through veterinary clinics
  3. Supplies, Live Animals, and Over-The-Counter Medications which, in addition to dogs and cats. includes fish, birds, small animals, and reptiles. This also includes cages, food and water bowls, as well as leashes and collars.  OTC includes medications for allergy relief, gastric distress, and oral hygiene.
  4. Other includes services such as boarding, grooming, and pet sitting.

To capture a significant share of the local pet economy, local business owners who provide these four types of goods and services will need to advertise.  By almost any marketing metric, the best way to reach pet owners is by advertising on Fayetteville radio.

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Topics Retailer, reach, roi, return on investment, millennials, retail, best way to advertise, effective radio advertising, pet owners, radio advertising, reach & frequency, retail sales, retail stores, retail traffic, retail store traffic, advertising reach, retail spending, cat owners, dog owners

Help Wanted: The Best Way To Recruit Qualified Workers In Fayetteville

May 7, 2021 10:11:12 AM / by Larry Julius

The number of job openings in the Fayetteville area has exceeded pre-pandemic levels, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Businesses of all sizes are adding employees in a big way, according to the ADP Research Institute, but still, large numbers of positions remain unfilled.

With the North Carolina unemployment rate still at 5.2%, Fayetteville business owners wonder why they are having difficulty attracting applicants for open positions.

According to a recent article posted in The Economist, there are two major reasons why many sidelined workers aren't anxious to come to work. The first is fear.

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Topics recruitment advertising, social media, advertise on social media, social media advertising, radio advertising, employment advertising, white collar, blue collar, online job boards, job boards, active job seekers, monster.com, passive job seekers, indeed

Wow!! Fayetteville Millennials Turn 40 This Year

Apr 30, 2021 8:25:56 AM / by Larry Julius

There are 108,364 millennials in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area.  The oldest of them turn 40 this year. According to The Pew Research Center, millennials comprise the generation of Americans born between 1981 and 1996.

As a consumer group, millennials account for an outsized percentage of retail spending. This generation represents 31% of the Fayetteville area population but almost one-third of metro-area sales. 

All in, Fayetteville millennials are expected to ring up more than $2.9 billion in purchases during 2021.  You name it, millennials are planning to buy it.

According to Nielsen, over the next 12 months, Fayetteville millennials will show up in huge numbers at auto dealerships, furniture stores, mattress stores, appliance stores, home improvement stores, and scores of other area retailers and service providers.

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Topics Retailer, reach, roi, return on investment, millennials, retail, small business, small business owner, fayetteville small business owners, best way to advertise, millennial parents, reach & frequency, retail sales, retail stores, small business marketing, retail traffic, retail store traffic, advertising reach, small business advertising, retail spending

Who Listens To Fayetteville Radio?

Apr 23, 2021 12:07:47 PM / by Larry Julius

Every week, according to Nielsen, 92% of adult consumers tune in to a Fayetteville, North Carolina radio station. This is significantly more people than watch broadcast TV, local cable, or video streaming services. It's more than use social media sites like Facebook or Instagram.  And, it's more than read local newspapers.

Fayetteville radio is also the medium with the greatest reach among millennials, a generation that not only has embraced an abundance of online media options but also accounts for nearly a third of all local consumer spending.

This reach advantage is a crucial reason why local small business owners depend on Fayetteville radio to market their goods and services.

A study released this week by Edison Research and NPR discovered that their six distinct types of radio listeners. The study also examines how each group of listeners engages with both programming and advertising.  These distinctions are important for Fayetteville small business owners to understand.

The six listener categories as described in the study are:

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Topics reach, Choose The Right Radio Station, small business, radio effectiveness, small business owner, fayetteville small business owners, best way to advertise, radio advertising, effective advertising, reach & frequency, small business marketing, advertising reach, small business advertising, radio listening, share of ear

How Much Do Fayetteville Business Owners Spend on Advertising?

Apr 16, 2021 1:25:00 PM / by Larry Julius

Now is a crucial time for Fayetteville small business owners to advertise.  

According to the Conference Board, consumer confidence has surged to 110, the highest it has been since the onset of the pandemic last March.  The index has bounced back from a low of 89.6 in February. 

Moving forward, North Carolina business owners can expect buyer optimism to remind high.

“The recovery in consumer confidence is set to continue in the coming months, buoyed by the combination of improving health conditions and wider vaccine distribution,” said Lydia Boussour, lead U.S. economist at Oxford Economics. “This should support hearty consumer spending and pave the way for a mini-boom in economic activity this spring and summer.”

As Fayetteville consumers gain confidence, they are expected to unleash the record $1.7-billion in personal savings amassed during the pandemic. This number is based on figures reported by Barron's in November. 

This combination of consumer confidence and the cache of cash-on-hand has led the National Retail Federation (NRF) to forecast a 7% increase in retail spending in 2021 versus last year.

To claim a significant share of the expected spending tsunami, Fayetteville business owners plan to boost advertising investments this year.

According to Borrell Associates, a company that tracks advertising trends across the country, Fayetteville business owners are expected to spend $123-million to advertise the goods and services they sell. This represents a 5.0% increase versus last year.

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Topics budgeting, reach, roi, return on investment, small business, small business owner, fayetteville small business owners, best way to advertise, Budget, radio advertising, advertising on a budget, reach & frequency, small business marketing, advertising reach, small business advertising, ad spending

Why Audio Advertising In Fayetteville Drives Purchase Decisions

Apr 8, 2021 2:06:31 PM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville consumers are expected to spend nearly 7% more at retail in 2021 than in 2020. This forecast is based on recently released data from the National Retail Federation.

To lay claim to a significant share of growing consumer spending, North Carolina retailers will need to advertise.

“Think you have a great product?” asks the US Small Administration. “Unfortunately, no one’s going to know about it unless you advertise.”   

“Advertising, if done correctly, can do wonders for your product sales, and you know what that means: more revenue and more success for your business."

Scientifically speaking, the fastest way a marketing message can reach the areas of a Fayetteville consumer's brain responsible for purchase decisions is through the ear.  That's why audio advertising can be far more potent than visual messaging.

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Topics Retailer, Streaming Audio, Pandora, Spotify, retail, small business, small business owner, Sirius/XM, fayetteville small business owners, best way to advertise, retail sales, retail stores, small business marketing, retail traffic, retail store traffic, small business advertising, podcasts, retail spending

Consumers Stick With Fayetteville Radio Despite Pandemic

Mar 31, 2021 3:13:20 PM / by Larry Julius

In the 1930s, when WFNC-AM became the first radio station in Fayetteville, North Carolina, many considered the medium a fad.  Even a 1937, a hit song by George Gershwin, Our Love Is Here To Stay, proclaimed radio to be a "passing fancy and in time may go".

Fayetteville radio, however, has survived the advent of talking-movies, television, eight tracks, and cassettes in stereo.  More recently, radio has withstood a tsunami of digital options including, YouTube, SiriusXM, Pandora, and Spotify.

As the Coronavirus pandemic rolls over into a second year, Fayetteville radio has hung tough and not ceded its ground despite listener's shifting lifestyles.  This is crucial news for local small business owners who depend on local stations to market their goods and services.

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Topics reach, roi, return on investment, Radio Listener Profile, best way to advertise, in-car audio, in-car listening, coronavirus, corona, covid 19, advertising reach, pandemic, radio listening, listening location, time spent listening, commuting

OTT & CTV: Who Watches Streaming Video In Fayetteville?

Mar 22, 2021 8:44:08 AM / by Larry Julius

Each week, according to Nielsen, 59.8% of Fayetteville, North Carolina consumers watch video programs that aren't delivered over-the-air by local TV stations.  They aren't coming from a local cable company or by satellite.  Instead, these programs are being streamed directly to viewers via an internet connection.

This type of streamed video content is called OTT (Over-The-Top-Television) or CTV (Connected-Television). These two terms are sometimes are often used interchangeably but do have a subtle difference.

OTT generally means the video is watched on a small device like a computer, tablet, or smartphone.  CTV, on the other hand, typically means the content is viewed on a smart-TV or a regular television using a streaming device like a Roku or Amazon stick.

In Fayetteville, OTT/CTV has exceeded the weekly reach of local newspapers and streaming audio services such as Pandora and Spotify. The medium is rapidly approaching the reach of local cable and broadcast TV stations.

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Topics small business, small business owner, advertise in fayetteville, fayetteville small business owners, best way to advertise, internet advetising, digital advertising, small business marketing, direcTV, small business advertising, ott, streaming video, svod, avod

Fayetteville Homeowners Plan To Spend Stimulus Cash On Improvements

Mar 15, 2021 4:39:35 PM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville, North Carolina area residents will begin receiving economic stimulus checks  from the Internal Revenue Service as early as today.  In all, local consumers will receive more than $550 million in payments.

This infusion of cash into the Fayetteville economy was authorized by Congress last week in the American Rescue Plan legislation. 

The stimulus relief legislation calls for a one-time payment of $1,400 to single adults. Married couples who filed jointly will receive $2,800 total ($1,400 apiece). Families will get an additional $1,400 for each eligible dependent regardless of age. A family of four could get $5,600 in total payments. Like the second round of stimulus payments, the third round specifically prohibits payments to anyone who died before January 1, 2020.

Many of the stimulus dollars will end up in the wallets of 104,000 Fayetteville area homeowners. Based on research from Modernize, a leader in the home improvement and home services industry, 57% of these consumers are planning to spend all or part of their checks on home improvement projects.

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Topics roi, return on investment, best way to advertise, radio advertising, home improvement, remodeling, home owners, homeowners, contractors, stimulus checks, replacement windows, roofing

Does Anyone Listen To Fayetteville Radio At Night?

Mar 10, 2021 9:48:24 AM / by Larry Julius

Each week, according to Nielsen, more than 322,122 adult consumers tune-in to a Fayetteville, North Carolina radio station. This is significantly more than watch local TV or cable. More than stream video channels like Netflix or Hulu. More than read local newspapers. More than use Facebook or Instagram. More than listen to online audio services like Pandora and Spotify.

But almost everyone knows (including many who advertise on Fayetteville radio) that consumers only listen to local radio stations during the day. Right? Wrong!

According to Nielsen, 42% of local consumers listen to Fayetteville radio stations each week between 7:00pm and 12:00am. This is a larger audience than Pandora, Spotify, and Instagram combined reach during an entire week.

For Fayetteville small business owners, radio's immense nighttime audience offers a unique value proposition.

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Topics small business, time of day, prime time, small business owner, fayetteville small business owners, effective radio advertising, effective advertising, small business marketing, advertise on radio, small business advertising, advertise on fayetteville radio, nighttime

Grab A Larger Share Of Fayetteville's Accelerating Retail Spending

Mar 4, 2021 5:08:49 PM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville, North Carolina area consumers are expected to spend upward of $5.9-billion at retail in 2021. This would be, at minimum, a 6.5% jump over 2020. The forecast is based on newly released estimates by the National Retail Federation.

“Despite the continuing health and economic challenges COVID-19 presents, we are very optimistic that healthy consumer fundamentals, pent-up demand and widespread distribution of the vaccine will generate increased economic growth, retail sales and consumer spending,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.

“From the outset of the pandemic, retailers have gone above and beyond even the most conservative safety guidelines to protect and serve their associates and consumers alike."

To capture the largest possible share of spending growth, local retailers will need to advertise. By the most crucial marketing metrics, the best best way to reach consumers is by advertising on Fayetteville radio.

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Topics Retailer, retail, small business, Website Traffic, small business owner, fayetteville small business owners, consumer spending, radio advertising, retail sales, retail stores, small business marketing, web traffic, website visitors, retail traffic, retail store traffic, small business advertising, online shopping, retail spending

Advertise in Fayetteville: How Local Consumers Use The Internet?

Feb 26, 2021 8:43:28 AM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville, North Carolina area business owners are expected to invest $65-million during 2021 to advertise to consumers connected to the internet. This forecast was produced by Borrell Associates, a company that tracks business advertising expenditures across the country.

These online marketing dollars will be spent on banner advertising, search engine marketing, email, as well as audio and video advertising. This is all to capture the attention of shoppers and buyers as they go about their connected days.

According to Nielsen, 94% of adult consumers in the Fayetteville area have access to the internet. They connect, primarily, with desktop and laptop computers; smartphones; or tablets.

Ninety-four percent of Fayetteville adults spend at least one hour per week online, with most spending at least 10 hours connected.

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Topics small business, internet traffic, small business owner, advertise in fayetteville, fayetteville small business owners, internet advetising, internet advertising, digital advertising, facebook, social media, instagram, online advertising, social media advertising, facebook advertising, small business marketing, small business advertising, ott, ctv, svod, avod, online shopping

5 Key Advertising Stats Fayetteville Small Business Owners Should Know

Feb 23, 2021 8:46:51 AM / by Larry Julius

Since 1921, advertising on Fayetteville, radio has helped North Carolina small business owners survive and thrive during times of peril. This includes world wars, natural disasters, depressions, and recessions.

Even during a pandemic, by almost every key marketing metric, radio advertising remains the best way for a Fayetteville business to market its goods and services.

To prove the point, here are five statistics that vividly demonstrate the value of advertising on Fayetteville radio.

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