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Recruitment Advertising In Fayetteville: Best Way To Reach Candidates

Jan 7, 2022 5:04:37 PM / by Larry Julius

There are 8690 small businesses in the Fayetteville, North Carolina Metro Area, according to the US Census Bureau. Based on projections from the National Federation of Independent Business Owners (NFIB), nearly half of these companies have job openings they cannot fill.

As a result of the acute labor shortage, says the NFIB, 29% of small business owners rank the quality of labor as the most important problem they face. A year ago, only 21% said finding workers was their biggest issue.

The labor crunch in the Fayetteville area is being driven, in big part, by a record-high number of employees voluntarily quitting their jobs. Just last month, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.5 million employees across the country left their current place of employment.

According to the Wall Street Journal, those who are not currently working say they are in no hurry to return to the workforce. The lack of urgency stems from five primary reasons:

  • 29% say they don't need to work right now because their spouse is employed
  • 28% say they cannot return to work because of care responsibilities at home
  • 25% say they don't need to return to work because they have a financial cushion
  • 20% say they are fearful of returning to work because of COVID-19
  • 5% say they do not need to return because of current unemployment benefits

There seems to be little chance that these resigned workers can be lured back into the labor force. Therefore, to fill open jobs, local business owners will need to focus their efforts towards recruiting among Fayetteville's "passive" job candidates.

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Topics recruitment advertising, facebook, social media, social media advertising, radio advertising, employment advertising, facebook advertising, online job boards, job boards, active job seekers, monster.com, passive job seekers, indeed, ziprecruiter, radio recruitment advertising

Does The Facebook Name Change Affect Fayetteville Advertisers?

Oct 29, 2021 4:26:32 PM / by Larry Julius

Every month, 248,370 adults in Fayetteville, North Carolina use social media, according to Nielsen. Seventy-six percent of these consumers use Facebook, far more than other sites like Instagram (also owned by Facebook), Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

As a stand-alone medium, Facebook is used by more people in Fayetteville than watch local TV stations. Only Fayetteville radio and local cable reach more consumers.

The large audience commanded by social media has attracted a significant amount of advertising dollars from local advertisers. According to Borrell Associates, a company that measures advertising expenditures across the county, Fayetteville area businesses are expected to spend $21 million on social media advertising, a 25.5% increase over 2022. The overwhelming majority of these dollars are being spent with Facebook.

Yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the company was changing its name to "Meta".  This change, though, only affects the name of the parent company. There will be no change to the company's brands like Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp.

How will this name change affect Fayetteville businesses that advertise on Facebook?

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Topics social meida, facebook, twitter, social media, instagram, advertise on social media, social media advertising, radio advertising, facebook advertising, borrell associates, metaverse, linkedin, meta

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

Is Twitter Advertising Right For Fayetteville Small Business Owners?

Jan 12, 2021 4:06:39 PM / by Larry Julius

How important is Twitter to Fayetteville area consumers? Yesterday, for instance, the social media platform was mentioned in at least ten articles published by the Fayetteville Observer yesterday.  Almost every local TV newscast included references to the site as well.

Twitter's outsized presence in the news, however, is enormously disproportional to the importance of the micro-blogging app in the life of Fayetteville's consumers.

According to Nielsen, only about 16% of adults in Fayetteville use Twitter during the course of a month. This is minuscule compared to other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

Twitter offers 20 different options that North Carolina small business owners can utilize to market their goods and services to local consumers.  The platform's minimal reach, however, can hamper the success of any advertising campaign.

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Topics small business, small business owner, fayetteville small business owners, best way to advertise, facebook, twitter, social media, instagram, social media advertising, radio advertising, facebook advertising, small business marketing, small business advertising

Facebook Advertising: Why Fayetteville Business Owners May Be Pausing

Jul 3, 2020 8:58:40 AM / by Larry Julius

Following the lead of many national marketers, some Fayetteville area small business owners are considering canceling or, at minimum, pausing their advertising schedules with social media network Facebook and its co-owned photo-sharing platform, Instagram.

According to the New York Times, "more than 400 companies, from Coca-Cola and Adidas to Ford and Lego, have vowed to halt advertising on the social network, in a growing protest over how it handles hate speech and other harmful content".

With the pandemic figured in, Fayetteville small business owners were expected to spend $11 million on Facebook and Instagram advertising in 2020. This is according to Borrell Associates, a firm that specializes in the collection and analysis of local marketing expenditures in every city across the United States. But these expenditures could shrink if the protests become louder.

Every type of North Carolina business imaginable, including clothing stores, plumbers, HVAC repair, funeral homes, restaurants, dentists, and nonprofits, has come to realize how powerfully social media can contribute to their bottom lines.

Part of what makes Facebook and Instagram attractive to small business owners is the enormous reach these platforms have among consumers. Locally, the audience size for these two social media sites now rival Fayetteville radio, TV, cable, and newspaper outlets.

For small business owners considering a hiatus from social media advertising, there is a viable way to redirect these dollars into a different medium without losing the marketing equity or momentum built-up on Facebook.

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Topics small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, facebook, social media, instagram, advertise on social media, social media advertising, radio advertising, facebook advertising, advertise on radio

Fayetteville Small Business Advice: Buying Facebook Ads in Pandemic

May 7, 2020 9:09:03 AM / by Larry Julius

Facebook usage has swelled since the onset of the Covid-19. 

According to Nielsen, before the current chaos, 62% of Fayetteville area adults used Facebook each month. This was significantly fewer than were reached by local radio or television each week.

According to the New York Times, however, since the start of the Coronavirus, daily Facebook traffic has increased by 27%. This compares to 33% growth in the amount of time consumers spend listening to local radio during a similar period.

Based on the surge in Facebook consumption, North Carolina small business owners might be tempted to purchase advertising on the social media platform to augment their regular, free postings. Here are are few facts these businesses should consider before investing.

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Topics trust, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, digital advertising, facebook, social media, online advertising, social media advertising, radio advertising, facebook advertising

Does Social Media Work For Fayetteville Retailers?

Mar 13, 2020 5:52:05 PM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville retailers spend a considerable amount of time and money marketing their small businesses on social media.  Is this effort paying off?

Each month, according to Nielsen, 219,000 Fayetteville adults use Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. This equates to 62.9% of consumers.  This reach is rather anemic compared to local radio and TV, which attracts considerably more users in a single week than these social media platforms do over 30 days.

Among local millennials, the monthly reach of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is eclipsed by the weekly reach of Fayetteville radio.

The number of consumers reached by an advertising campaign, according to Nielsen, is the media consideration that has the most significant effect on increasing sales. 

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Topics Retailer, reach, retail, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, facebook, twitter, instagram, social media advertising, radio advertising, retail sales, retail stores, engagement, facebook advertising

Fayetteville Retail Boom: How Your Small Business Can Benefit

Feb 28, 2020 4:12:33 PM / by Larry Julius

Retailers in the Fayetteville area rang-up $8,527,802,000 in retail sales last year, according to Nielsen. But wait. It's about to get better.

The National Retail Federation forecasts that in 2020, sales will increase by as much as 4.1%. This will create another $349 million for local small business owners.  

“The economy is growing at a more modest pace, but the underlying economic fundamentals remain in place and are positive,” stated NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz. “Consumers remain upbeat and have the confidence to spend, and the steady wage growth that has come with the strong job market is fueling their spending. The state of the consumer is very healthy.

To claim a fair share of this enlarged pool of spending will require Fayetteville small business owners to advertise.

“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.”  

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Topics reach, millennials, Pandora, Spotify, retail, small business, store traffic, small business owner, best way to advertise, digital advertising, facebook, newspaper advertising, online advertising, consumer spending, radio advertising, television advertising, retail sales

Why Fayetteville Used Car Dealers Need To Advertise Now

Feb 11, 2020 3:41:16 PM / by Larry Julius

March is the biggest single month for used car sales in Fayetteville. During these 31 days alone, local pre-owned vehicle dealers are expected to bring in $16 million in sales. This will represent 10% of their annual revenue.

By the end of May, these dealers owners will sell more than $45.6 million worth of pre-owned cars and trucks. This, undoubtedly, makes March-May 'used car season' in the Fayetteville area.

Although most Fayetteville used car dealers are small business owners, they do really big business. In all, over the next 12 months, more than 56,000 pre-owned vehicles will be driven off their lots.

To capture a larger share of the area's $164 million used car market requires pre-owned vehicle dealers to advertise. By any measure, the best way for these business owners to advertise is on Fayetteville radio.

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Topics Pandora, Spotify, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, digital advertising, facebook, newspaper advertising, online advertising, consumer spending, social media advertising, radio advertising, automotive, used cars, used vehicles

Advertising To Furniture Shoppers In Fayetteville

Jan 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM / by Larry Julius

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

In 2019, local consumers in the Fayetteville area spent $173 million 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 Fayetteville 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 small business, small business owner, digital advertising, facebook, newspaper advertising, online advertising, mattress, furniture, social media advertising, radio advertising, television advertising, new home buyers, real estate

Advertising on Fayetteville Radio: 5 Facts To Know

Jan 9, 2020 12:07:26 PM / by Larry Julius

Small business owners have been advertising on Fayetteville radio since the first station, WBT, went on the air in 1922.  By almost every metric, the medium remains the best way to successfully market goods and services to local consumers.

Before  Fayetteville businesses finalize their marketing plans for this year, here are five facts they should know about radio advertising.

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Topics Pandora, Spotify, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, digital advertising, facebook, newspaper advertising, online advertising, social media advertising, radio advertising, television advertising

Employment Advertising: Find 97% Of Qualified Candidates In Fayetteville

Dec 19, 2019 2:31:00 PM / by Larry Julius

Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville appears to be the root cause of local hiring woes. The metro area's jobless rate stands at 4.8%. 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 Fayetteville radio.

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Topics recruitment advertising, Pandora, Spotify, small business, small business owner, digital advertising, facebook, newspaper advertising, online advertising, social media advertising, radio advertising, television advertising, employment advertising

Market To African American Consumers In Fayetteville

Dec 11, 2019 7:49:00 AM / by Larry Julius

The buying power of Black consumers in the Fayetteville area is now $3.7 billion. Over the past 19 years, according to Nielsen, the pace of spending by African Americans has grown 28% faster than by White consumers.

If a local small business owner would like to earn a larger share of this spending, the best place to start is with advertising.

"For African American consumers, advertising of all types is an important touchpoint in their shopping journey," says a recent study by Nielsen. "African American consumers are more likely than the total population to agree that advertising provides them with meaningful information about the product use of other consumers."

"African Americans are avid media consumers, across multiple media channels, which gives advertisers ample opportunities to connect with them."

The best advertising medium, though, for small business owners to reach local African American consumers is on Fayetteville radio.

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Topics small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, facebook, instagram, newspaper advertising, consumer spending, social media advertising, radio advertising, television advertising, african american consumers, black consumers

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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Topics Advice, Pandora, Spotify, small business, small business owner, best way to advertise, facebook, newspaper advertising, social media advertising, radio advertising, television advertising, effective advertising

The 5 Biggest Shopping Days: Is Your Fayetteville Business Ready?

Nov 21, 2019 1:45:00 PM / by Larry Julius

Attention Fayetteville small business owners. The five busiest shopping days of the year are imminent.

Based on data from the National Retail Federation, more than 251,000 Fayetteville consumers are likely to shop beginning on Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.

“The tradition of Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping has become a five-day event with consumers spending money in stores, supporting local small businesses, and online with their mobile devices and computers,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Even as people are starting to purchase gifts earlier in the season, consumers still enjoy finding good Thanksgiving deals and passing time shopping with family and friends over the long holiday weekend.”

Based on the NRF findings, here are the number of shoppers local business owners can expect on each of these five days:

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Topics Pandora, Spotify, best way to advertise, facebook, newspaper advertising, holiday shopping, christmas shopping, consumer spending, social media advertising, radio advertising, television advertising

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