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

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August 7th, 2014 by

For businesses in any industry, content creation is a process that requires a substantial amount of time, from brainstorming ideas to editing and publishing your original content. That’s why many local marketing experts recommend repurposing some of yo …

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August 4th, 2014 by

Since it was launched, Bing has been working on strategies to catch up to its most formidable rival, Google. Thanks to some recent innovations, we may see Bing pick up the pace in the coming year. Last year, Bing started to gain some traction as the se …

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July 31st, 2014 by

One of the biggest challenges for franchises today is capitalizing on the brand power and resources of their national brand while driving local business to their franchise location. Though your national brand may have a huge national presence, franchis …

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July 30th, 2014 by

Franchise owners face a host of daily challenges that are unique to the franchise model of business. Due to the constantly evolving business landscape, it’s a good idea to keep your finger on the pulse and a handful of franchise blogs can help ensure t …

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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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