A company’s advertising budget is often one of the first to be slashed when times get tough – but companies need to guard against this false economy. People still need your products and services – and when new business is something that your business really needs, it is targeted, cost-effective advertising that will deliver. Radio advertising is one of the best ways to get a high-return on your advertising pound, because it’s one of the most targeted mediums to reach the people that you need to reach. A carefully executed, meticulously planned radio advertising campaign reaches new audiences in seconds and can add an instant, high-impact boost to your business.
Some small businesses are put off radio advertising because they think that it’s way out of their price range – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While other advertising mediums take a scatter-gun approach to advertising (scattering your money around as they do it), radio advertising is a cost-effective and innovative way to reach a potential audience of thousands or millions of listeners.
Radio ads reach an enormous market – the Guardian newspaper recently conducted a survey which found that 12 million people have listened to radio online, and 8 million people listen weekly. Radio advertising reaches people who are listening at home, in their cars, on the internet, at work, in shops, in the doctor’s surgery, in cafes – you name it, there’s always a radio on somewhere and there’s always someone listening! There are also so many different radio stations that reach high concentrations of people with different customer profiles, that there will always be an audience for whatever product or service you are offering, which means that the money you invest in radio ads can convert right back into new business for you.