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

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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Google Corporate Headquarters And Logo
October 24th, 2014 by

By now, everyone has heard that last week, Google confirmed the release of the first Penguin update in more than a year. The main reason for this update, according to Google, was to punish ‘spammy’ websites that violated the company’s guidelines for li …

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Building up trust concept: Black alphabetic letters forming the
October 22nd, 2014 by

Before any customer is ready to make a purchase, they must first believe that business has their best interests at heart. Depending on the products or services you provide, this trust can go a long way. Say for instance someone is looking at your busin …

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blog word on a sticky note against grained wood
October 16th, 2014 by

Even after your marketing team has gone to the trouble of creating engaging and original content for your blog, there’s still more that needs to be done. Unfortunately, simply publishing new content doesn’t guarantee people will visit your site. By fol …

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Social media concept. Communication in the global computer netwo
October 15th, 2014 by

Content marketing can bring enormous success to your company—but only if it’s properly executed. Too often businesses fail to create content that engages their customers on multiple platforms, and there are a few main reasons for this. Keep Advertising …

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