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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September 17th, 2014 by

Email marketing has been around for a while now and is believed to be helpful to local internet marketers trying to boost their search engine rankings. Although the direct correlation between email and SEO still eludes us, it’s safe to say that sharing …

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Megaphone
September 16th, 2014 by

Now that consumers are becoming savvier, they’re less likely to believe what local internet marketers tell them in a single message. Therefore, it takes a unified approach to capture their attention and to foster the credibility of your business. What …

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September 8th, 2014 by

So far, 2014 has become the year of hyperlocal mobile advertising, and for good reason. Thanks to the GPS technology available through smart phones these days, advertising now has the ability to target mobile users within a small radius. About 44 perce …

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September 4th, 2014 by

Herndon, VA, September 3, 2014- On the heels of its first appearance on the Inc. 500, Surefire SocialTM, a leading provider of local digital marketing technology and services, today announced Sean Kidder is joining the Company’s management team as Chie …

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The Americas
August 29th, 2014 by

Local marketing experts have long known the importance of being able to find customers within their local geographic area, despite the prevalence of national chains. Now that customers are relying on their smart phones more and more often, there’s now …

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