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Crisis Marketing: What Fayetteville Small Business Owners Should Know

Mar 31, 2020 2:29:49 PM / by Larry Julius

Last week, Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, shared insights with Fayetteville small business owners on the value of marketing to consumers during a crisis. A video replay of the teleconference is available by clicking here.

Mr. Borrell is the CEO of Borrell Associates. His company is one of the most trusted sources of trends and forecasts for local media today.

According to Mr. Borrell, despite social distancing and economic jitters induced by the Coronavirus chaos, consumers are still spending money.

He points to research from Ibis that consumer consumption continues in almost every crisis, including depressions, recessions, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and, now, pandemic.

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Topics retail, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, radio advertising, coronavirus, corona, covid 19, crisis marketing, small business marketing, borrell associates

Fayetteville Radio: Who's Listening During The Coronavirus Crisis

Mar 27, 2020 3:45:59 PM / by Larry Julius

In a typical week, 289,000 adult consumers tune-in to Fayetteville radio stations.  But, since the onset of the Coronavirus, the weeks have not been typical.

Before social-distancing and work-from-home orders, 197,000 Fayetteville consumers would drive to-and-from work each day. More than 97% of these commuters could be reached by radio.  

North Carolina small business owners who depend on radio advertising to market their goods and services, therefore, might be concerned that the disruption in commuting patterns could depress the amount of time consumers spend with local radio.

According to market research, however, radio listening remains an important part of the daily life of consumers. Even amid the current chaos.

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Topics retail, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, radio advertising, coronavirus, corona, covid 19, crisis marketing

Coronavirus: Advertising In Fayetteville For Small Business Survival

Mar 25, 2020 10:01:00 AM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville small business owners are fighting the coronavirus battles on multiple fronts.  Their first objective is to keep their families and employees safe. Then, of course, there are the concerns of keeping their businesses healthy enough to survive current disruptions.

The business literature has an abundance of case studies showing how survival is often connected to a thoughtful communications and marketing strategy during challenging times.  

Business owners need to let North Carolina consumers know if they are still open. If their hours have changed. Or if they are providing alternative shopping methods (e.g., delivery, curbside pick-up).

Most importantly, it is imperative consumers know that a business will still be there for them when the crisis is over.

For those owners who are depending on communication to preserve their business, the best option may be to advertise on Fayetteville radio.

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