Chris Marentis

For nearly three decades, Chris Marentis, Founder and CEO of Surefire Social, has been responsible for driving innovation and sales growth for large media and e-commerce brands as well as start-ups. With a long-history of counseling local businesses about their marketing efforts, Marentis provides insight on what it takes for small businesses to succeed and thrive in today’s evolving digital environment. His notable career includes creating the foundational blueprints for online marketing, e-commerce and content branding for AOL's Interactive Marketing group, where he served as Senior Vice President. While CEO of Clearspring Technologies, Marentis developed one of the most widely adopted venture-backed Web 2.0 technology platforms. Marentis is a frequent speaker at local digital marketing conferences and a contributor to SMB and technology-focused publications.

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The latest posts by Chris Marentis

July 24th, 2014 by

Whether it’s a blog post, website homepage, or social media post, it’s clear that photos and videos play a major role in marketing. Several studies show that web users pay more attention—and remember what they see—when visual content is paired with tex …

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Be another
July 23rd, 2014 by

A well-crafted marketing plan involves several vehicles for your messaging, such as print ads, social media marketing, email messages, and landing pages, that all must come to together seamlessly to form a cohesive brand identity for your business. Why …

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House Lightning
July 16th, 2014 by

During the spring and summer months, consumers in many parts of the country are braced for dangerous weather that may cause damage to their homes. For contractors, this could be a valuable opportunity to get your name circulating, by teaching your home …

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Businesswomen and Businessman Team on white
June 30th, 2014 by

Most business owners today spend a large percentage of their time in front of a computer, especially when it comes to marketing. Although social media and emails are powerful networking tools, it’s also equally, if not more important to connect face to …

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Customer File Concept
June 12th, 2014 by

Local marketing experts can’t say enough about the power of local search for franchises; it’s a prime opportunity to reach customers who live in your geographic area and are already searching for the products and services that you provide. For franchis …

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