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Consumers Still Look to Traditional Advertising

After 23 years providing marketing, advertising, and public relations to successful clients, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about traditional marketing here at Condron Media.

Although we offer both types of advertising for our clients, the “traditional marketing versus digital marketing” debate is endless. Both have certain advantages and disadvantages. We believe the power of traditional marketing in our region is still strong. Conventional tactics, like traditional broadcast and print media, allow promotion through tried-and-true methods offline with a proven success rate.

Print media such as newspapers, billboards, direct-mail postcards, posters, and brochures are all forms of traditional marketing that have unique benefits over digital marketing, particularly in this market where our median age is appreciably higher than the national average.

Despite an increase in online trends, a recent study found that U.S. consumers prefer print advertising mediums equally as much as advertisements on social media. Consumers have also reported that traditional mediums are more trustworthy than online advertisements. Television/broadcast and print media rank highest in the consumers’ eyes, proving that traditional marketing is alive, well and effective.

Trustworthiness of Advertising Mediums (1)

Traditional marketing and digital marketing work well together to optimize exposure for businesses of every size. If you rely solely on online advertising to promote your organization, you will be missing out on opportunities for exposure from traditional media outlets.

Condron Media has perfected the balance of online advertising with traditional marketing methods to put your message in front of the right clientele. The real key to a successful marketing campaign is a blend of both digital and traditional tactics to balance consumer trust and online exposure. If you’re wondering whether traditional marketing is dead, work with us and leverage over two decades of our experience to see firsthand that it is alive and well!

Audio Advertising Is More Powerful Than Ever

We consume content through a number of mediums these days. Mobile, desktop, video, social media, billboards, TV ads, and more are all competing for our attention. Despite this, one surprising medium has outlasted and outperformed all the rest. Traditional radio reaches more Americans each week than any other platform. A whopping 93% of U.S. adults are reached by AM/FM radio, compared to other types of media including television, smart phones, PC, and mobile devices, which only reach 89% or less of the population.

Who is listening, and where?

Here’s a breakdown of the stats:

  • -Americans spend 87% of their AM/FM radio listening on their three favorite stations
  • -58% of all listening goes to just one station, the listener’s top favorite
  • -Format preferences differ by listening habits, geography and even demographics
  • -65% of American adults listen to the radio away from the home between 6am and 7pm during weekdays
  • -Consumption peaks at 75% outside of the home during the afternoon drive time, between 3pm and 7pm during the week
  • -Americans who are employed listen to AM/FM radio more than those who don’t work
  • -Listeners who are employed full-time engage with radio 2.5 hours longer per week than listeners who are not

What does this mean for advertisers? Well, it’s important to keep in mind that audio advertisements transcend a variety of demographics, and the popular platform is not going away any time soon. We have decades of experience with traditional radio campaigns for our clients. Here’s a sample of some our favorite radio spots:

Meal Prep Grind

 

Jiffy Lube Talking Gas Pump

 

Keystone College

 

Jiffy Lube Time Bandit

 

Other Forms of Audio Content

Audio platforms have evolved along with the rise of technology, and so has Condron Media. We recently launched our own podcast, Campaign Critique, where listeners can enjoy industry tips and tricks as we break apart a different marketing campaign in each episode. We examine what lessons small businesses can learn from major marketing efforts, and dissect the successes or failures of that particular campaign. The podcast is available through iTunes, the Google Play store, or any preferred RSS reader. You can learn how to subscribe to Campaign Critique, or any other podcast, in one of our previous blog posts.

Happy listening!

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