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

Importance of Websites in Business
March 24, 2015 by

Because commercial roofers often rely heavily on word-of-mouth marketing to attract new clients, it can be tempting to operate without a website. However, there are a number of powerful reasons why building a website for your business will be nothing b …

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Amount of Budget Spent on Marketing
March 20, 2015 by

When it comes to digital marketing, franchises have several unique advantages. Because they have the support of their brand as well as the flexibility of a small local business, they have become leaders in online marketing. In fact, franchises devote n …

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Automation Key Marketing Practices Will Help Your Business Be Everywhere
March 17, 2015 by

When it comes to local internet marketing, time is one of your most valuable commodities. You’re expected to be everywhere at all times. Without marketing automation tools, however, being everywhere is impossible, and many marketers find themselves str …

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Lead Generation Tools
March 12, 2015 by

As marketers continue to invest in lead generation, one area remains a consistent problem: local social media marketing. Although social media delivers a significant number of potential leads to businesses, it’s sometimes difficult for marketers to tar …

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National-to-Local Franchise Lead Generation
February 24, 2015 by

Now that there are so many local franchises promoting their business online, it’s becoming more difficult than ever to stand out amongst the crowd. That’s why it’s critical for franchises to develop an effective local internet marketing strategy, and a …

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