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Something Old, Something New

There is a huge appetite for new technology in marketing today. Part of the appeal seems to be that it comes, and goes, so fast. Remember fax machines? Or how about Palm Pilots; they were going to be our personal digital assistants forever.

Remember MySpace? From 2005 to 2008, MySpace was the most visited social media site on the planet. It’s now just one of dozens and dozens of social sites.

As exciting as new media are, there are some old wisdoms that stand the test of time. One such wisdom is, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”, meaning don’t risk it all in one place.

Successful advertisers have understood this wisdom for years. Long before the internet replaced print, marketing research proved that everything from newspaper ads to coupon envelops, from flyers to yellow directories created better results when used in combination with intrusive media like radio.

While change is exciting, some things never change. The combination of tried and proven radio to drive traffic to new online media is the perfect media mix today.

Radio has stood the test of time, still reaching 93% of the population every week. There is mounting evidence that shows a strategic mix of radio to inspire and internet to inform creates powerful media synergies, and better advertising results, than putting all of your eggs in one basket.