It is not a gimmick. Many Delaware business owners qualify for free local advertising on Philadelphia radio. They pay nothing. Zero. Zilch. Zip. Bupkis. Free.
Henry Ford understood that the continual investment in advertising was necessary for a business to be successful. “Stopping advertising to save money," he said, "is like stopping your watch to save time.”
Some Delaware Valley business owners have discovered that their radio advertising doesn’t have to be sacrificed at all when belts need to be tightened. It turns out there’s a deep pool of “free money” that can be dipped into for the singular purpose of advertising. These funds are called cooperative funds, or co-op for short.