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

National-to-Local Franchise Lead Generation
February 24, 2015 by

Now that there are so many local franchises promoting their business online, it’s becoming more difficult than ever to stand out amongst the crowd. That’s why it’s critical for franchises to develop an effective local internet marketing strategy, and a …

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Home Improvement Marketing
February 17, 2015 by

Who doesn’t love being swept up into the festive atmosphere of blues music and Bourbon Street revelry while connecting with old friends in the roofing community, and possibly picking up some much needed ammo for improving your business? That’s what the …

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Marketing Strategy for 2015
January 19, 2015 by

While every day is a new opportunity for positive change, there is something particularly inspiring about January 1st. Whether it’s the marketing strategy your business has or focusing on sustainability, New Year’s resolutions are great ways to set goa …

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Online Marketing Strategy
January 7, 2015 by

Although there is no one-size-fits-all formula for a winning online marketing strategy, there are some general guidelines to follow that can help you determine where to invest your efforts. While ideally your company should have both a great website an …

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Online Marketing Plan
December 23, 2014 by

Thanks to recent updates from Google, it’s now easier than ever for consumers to find local businesses in their area. Now marketers can use Google My Business as a component of their online marketing plan to enable customers to zero in on your business …

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