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

Online Marketing Solutions
December 18th, 2014 by

Now that 2014 is winding down, it may be a good idea to start crafting your strategic marketing plan for 2015—if you haven’t already. Although the principles of effective marketing never change, there are always some changes in technology and the way c …

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SEO Strategy Tips
December 1st, 2014 by

SEO Strategy Tips Toward the end of the year, business owners like yourself are getting ready for the new year, and if you’re like most companies, you’re aiming for more web traffic and more customers. The good news for online marketers is that the rul …

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online reviews
November 25th, 2014 by

For several years now, consumers have turned to the Internet to learn which companies and brands they could trust, and local marketing experts have come to find out that consumers are much more likely to trust a friend’s review than any marketing piece …

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Coaches and clients engage in monthly analytics meetings
November 24th, 2014 by

It’s no secret to online marketers that instead of listening to what companies have to say, consumers turn to the Internet to learn about the products and services they need. That’s why the challenge is only increasing for sales and marketing professio …

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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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