Chris Marentis

Chris Marentis is a passionate entrepreneur and innovator determined to leave a legacy bigger than himself. Chris grew up in an entrepreneurial family with a father who owned a home contracting HVAC business. When traditional media was disrupted by the online world, empowering consumers to rely less on sales people and advertisements to make decisions, large companies with big budgets could afford to play the game, but the local entrepreneur, like Chris’s father was left behind. This disadvantage inspired Chris to write Surefire Social: the guide for local SMB’s to compete in the digital world. Chris was invited to speak at events and demand grew for ways to implement his ideas. Chris turned his vision into a reality when he started Surefire Social in 2009. Feedback was strong. Businesses began asking for help implementing their digital marketing and Surefire evolved into a SaaS and services business. The company’s dramatic growth came with only 1-2 sales people at any given time and a limited marketing budget, thanks to referrals from rabidly loyal clients. The company’s latest innovation Surepulse, an SMB’s Digital CMO, provides data insights and competitive tactics to marketing novices, giving them complete control over their online marketing activities. Chris has spoken at the following events: SMX, BIA/Kelsey, Hanley Wood International Roofing Show and Contractor Summit, NAILBA National Conference, Tech Summit, CCN, GAF Wealth Builders, Gutter Helmet National Dealer Meeting. Publications Chris contributes to: Street Fight, Search Engine Land, iMedia, Social Media Today, Franchising World‏.

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The latest posts by Chris Marentis

June 8, 2015 by

API integration with Surefire Social’s SurePulse™ local marketing cloud adds powerful data, analytics, reputation monitoring and near real time publishing across key directories and social media sites. Location, local directories and reputation managem …

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State of the Union
May 7, 2015 by

Thank you Surefire Social Customers Thank You! I want to take this special time in the evolution of Surefire Social to personally thank each and every one of you. Quite honestly, Surefire Social would not be the success it is without our clients joinin …

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April 1, 2015 by

Small Business Digital Marketing leader Shashi Bellamkonda joins Surefire Social as Chief Marketing Officer Herndon, VA, April 1st 2015 — Washington DC/Northern Virginia based Surefire Social has added Shashi Bellamkonda to the Surefire Social executiv …

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Amount of Budget Spent on Marketing
March 20, 2015 by

When it comes to digital marketing, franchises have several unique advantages. Because they have the support of their brand as well as the flexibility of a small local business, they have become leaders in online marketing. In fact, franchises devote n …

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Automation Key Marketing Practices Will Help Your Business Be Everywhere
March 17, 2015 by

When it comes to local internet marketing, time is one of your most valuable commodities. You’re expected to be everywhere at all times. Without marketing automation tools, however, being everywhere is impossible, and many marketers find themselves str …

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