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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Icons Of Consumers Or Users Online In Social Media, Shopping - V
November 20th, 2014 by

Research shows us that engaged customers aren’t just loyal to your company—they’re also more profitable. And as more and more consumers are relying on online reviews to make their spending decisions, it’s more important to build a loyal customer base. …

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Internet Marketing Concept Blackboard
November 12th, 2014 by

No matter what industry you’re working in, effective local internet marketing will pay off for your business. The dental market is particularly highly competitive so it’s critical that dental offices build and maintain a strong brand reputation both on …

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Close up of a man using mobile smart phone
November 10th, 2014 by

More often than not, your customers are using their mobile devices rather than a desktop or laptop computer to get information from your business. In fact, compared to the adoption of the Internet in the 1990s, which seemed to take off like wildfire, m …

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Businessman With Seo Concept
November 5th, 2014 by

As small business owners, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the changes in the ways major search engines rank websites. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the top local SEO ranking factors, based on Moz’s yearly study, and explained what b …

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Customer Or Employees Care Concept
October 31st, 2014 by

If your business is growing quickly, it may seem impossible to take on even more customers. However, it may make sense for businesses that have momentum to take advantage of all of the lead-generating practices available. Here are several ways an up-an …

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