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Advertise In Fayetteville: Top 5 Articles From 2021

Nov 29, 2021 5:04:46 PM / by Larry Julius

Based on projections from the National Retail Federation (NRF), Fayetteville, North Carolina consumers are on track to spend $6.2-billion with retailers by the end of this year. This would be 13.5% higher than was spent in 2020.

To earn a significant share of these retail dollars, Fayetteville area business owners are expected to spend $108-million to advertise by year's end, according to Borrell Associates. This company tracks advertising expenditures in local markets across the U.S.

To ensure they are spending their advertising and marketing dollars wisely, many Fayetteville business owners research how to best target prospective customers by using local media. An exceptional resource for local business owners to investigate the media habits of localconsumers is on the advice section of AdvertiseInFayetteville.com.  

Here are the top five most-read articles on the site in 2021:

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Advertising On Fayettville Radio: How Smart Speakers Add Value

Sep 28, 2021 5:17:29 PM / by Larry Julius

Since 1939 when WFNC-AM signed on, local small business owners have been advertising on Fayetteville, North Carolina radio to market the goods and services they sell.

Lately, some of these advertisers are voicing concerns, though, that the accelerating use of smart speakers could erode the effectiveness of commercials on local stations. Current research, however, reveals that these devices actually extend the reach of the medium and its ad content.

More than 60,000 consumers in Fayetteville have a smart speaker in their homes, according to Nielsen. This is 17.2% of the local adult population.

Smart speakers are internet-enabled devices controlled by spoken commands and capable of streaming audio content, relaying information, and communicating with other devices. 

According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) data, Amazon Echo (aka Alexa) accounts for 69% of all smart speakers in use. Google's smart speaker makes up another 20% of the market. The remaining 11% of the market comprises Apple Home (aka Siri), Sonos, and Bose.

Fayetteville consumers can use their smart speakers to accomplish a diverse range of tasks, including accessing news, weather, and sports information; turning on lights in the house; shopping; and food delivery.

The most common use of a smart speaker, though, is streaming audio, including Fayetteville radio stations, according to eMarketer. Edison Research's Share of Ear Study indicates that consumers devote 13% of their total time using a smart speaker listening to AM/FM radio stations. This is second only to the time spent listening to Amazon Music at 19%.

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Advertising On Fayetteville Radio: The 3 Frequency Myth

Aug 18, 2021 5:04:19 PM / by Larry Julius

Every week, according to Nielsen, Fayetteville, North Carolina radio reaches 266,600 adult consumers. This is significantly more people than are reached by local TV, cable, social media, streaming video, streaming audio, or newspapers.

Because of its humongous reach, area small business owners advertise on Fayetteville radio to successfully market the products and services they sell.

Many first-time advertisers on Fayetteville radio will ask how many times a consumer needs to hear a commercial before they become a customer.  Often the business owner is told that to be effective, a consumer needs to be exposed to a message three times before they will buy.  Unfortunately, this prescription for a three-time frequency is more myth than substance.

A study by Nielsen provides some data-based insights about effective frequency, But first, here's the origin of the mythological rule of three.

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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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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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Advertising On Fayetteville Radio Is Back In The Driver's Seat

Oct 28, 2020 11:47:55 AM / by Larry Julius

There are more than 267,000 car radios in the Fayetteville area. On March 30, though, many of these devices became quarantined along with their owners. That was the day when the Governor of North Carolina shut down the state to slow the spread of COVID-19.

According to the Apple Mobility Index, the Governor's public-safety order caused traffic on Fayetteville roadways to plummet to 55% of pre-pandemic levels.

By the beginning of July, however,  the AMI indicates that traffic in Fayetteville began to exceed pre-Covid levels. The surge in mobility is due, in part, to work-from-home, furloughed, and laid-off employees returning to their workplaces.

According to Nielsen, during the week of April 30, only 39% of adults with jobs were working outside-the-home.  During the week of October 1, though, that number had expanded to 61%.

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What Is The Best Way To Reach Fayetteville's 350,000 Consumers?

Aug 17, 2020 1:19:18 PM / by Larry Julius

Despite all of the media options available for small business owners to market their goods and services, advertising on Fayetteville radio is still the best way to reach local consumers.

Adult consumers are spending 741 minutes per day consuming electronic media, according to a new study by Nielsen.  This is 7.8% more time than they spent last year and 11.2% more than in 2018.

The typical daily media diet consists of radio, live TV, time-shifted TV, DVD/Blue-ray devices, game consoles, internet-connected devices, as well as internet via computers, smartphone apps, and tablet apps.

According to Nielsen, despite all of these media options, local radio reaches the most consumers every week.

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What Fayetteville Consumers Need To Know Now About Your Small Business

Aug 12, 2020 9:33:50 AM / by Larry Julius

There is good news for Fayetteville retailers and restaurants.

As a result of the pandemic, one-third of consumers indicate they will pay a premium for local brands and products, according to a recent study by Ernst & Young

However, before consumers will buy from a local business in Raeford, Lumberton, Spring Lake, or any town in-between, they must know they can do so without risking their health.

Advertising is the only practical way to let Fayetteville area shoppers and diners know about the precautions and practices your small business has taken to reduce potential health threats.

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Fayetteville Business Advice: Top 10 Advertising Articles Of 2019

Dec 6, 2019 6:01:11 PM / by Larry Julius

Small business owners in the Fayetteville area must advertise to claim a fair share of the $8.5 billion retail economy.

“Think you have a great product?” asks the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Unfortunately, no one’s going to know about it unless you advertise.”  The SBA goes on to say, “Advertising, if done correctly, can do wonders for your sales, and you know what that means: more revenue and more success for your business."

During 2019, many Fayetteville small business owners sought advertising guidance on the advice pages of www.AdvertiseInFayetteville.com. Below are the top ten most-read articles from the past 12 months.

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