Chris MarentisWeblog: www.surefiresocial.com/our-blog
First Published: May 03, 2011 / Last Published: Feb 20, 2013
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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August 4, 2011
Active Listening - The Single Most Important Social Media Activity for Business Success
The best leverage to effective social media marketing
June 29, 2011
Facebook – A Supplement to, or Replacement for, a Business Home Page?
Can Facebook stand as a business's only site?
June 1, 2011
Social Media – Why It’s Important to Think Beyond FaceBook & Twitter for B2B
There is life after Facebook and Twitter
May 19, 2011
Finally, a Survey that Defines the Best Time to Contact Leads
Times for effective lead development
May 18, 2011
Microblogging – A High Return on Investment for Business
ROI to businesses for microblogging
May 9, 2011
Being Up-Front and Forthcoming: A Smart Approach In Maintaining Reputation
How much have recent security problems at Sony damaged their reputation?
Local Business in a Tough Economy – Social Media Could Help Offset Negative Impact
Are small businesses really feeling up or down for the economy?
May 3, 2011
Mobile Coupon Clipping – A New Location-Based Money Maker
Location Based Coupon Targeting Grows on Serious Results
Small Businesses Targets of 'Complaint Removal' Scams
Another Internet scam to keep an eye out for.