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Use your digital media ecosystem to build brand loyalty

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

By Kelly Borth, Chief Strategy Officer at GREENCREST It’s safe to say that as business owners one of our ultimate goals is to create customer loyalty. There is as much as a 90% cost reduction when selling to an existing customer compared to acquiring a new one. That’s why it’s important to intimately understand your […]

Engage: The Second Step in Turning Prospects into Lifetime Customers

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

(This BrandPro article is the third in a series of five articles that discuss the process of “Turning Prospects into Lifetime Customers.”) You grabbed your prospects’ attention in the Attract phase of the Marketing Funnel, and they’re showing interest in your business, product or service. Now is the time when content marketing is critical. During […]

Attract: The First Step in Turning Prospects into Lifetime Customers

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

(This BrandPro article is the second in a series of five articles that discuss the process of “Turning Prospects into Lifetime Customers.”) Every loyal customer was once a prospect. There was a time when they did not even know your name. So when you begin to think about turning prospects into lifetime customers, the first […]

4 social media trends to try today

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The social media world is constantly changing, so we’ve made it a little easier to keep up with some of the current social media trends. Add these action items to your checklist: Use LinkedIn’s new header image to stand out from the competition. Learn more Use Facebook’s updated Pages Manager App for page management on-the-go. […]

Recipe for a successful social media contest

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Social media contests are a great way to increase your reach and engagement—and ultimately increase your website traffic and bottom line! Ingredients Social media profile Creative contest idea Enticing incentive Defined rules and requirements Motivated team Email list (can complement or substitute with a direct mail list) Signed release of participation (if necessary) Press release […]

Which social networking sites should I use?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Many companies understand the positive impact social networking sites can have on their business, but many are unsure as  to which social networking sites they should utilize to truly make a difference for their bottom line. As a business executive, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions to determine if a particular social networking site makes […]

Develop your online content marketing strategy

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Today’s digital-mobile-social lifestyle means customers are plugged-in, 24/7, to a constant stream of information—and they are ravenous for new content to discover and share online. A typical business answers this call with a blog and a couple social media pages but isn’t really sure if the content it’s sharing is making an impact. The answer […]

Make social media work for your business by using this guide

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

By Kelly Borth, Chief Strategy Officer at GREENCREST Although social media has become mainstream practice for businesses, many executives are still uncertain how to put their best foot forward with social media strategy. If done right, social media is the perfect platform to give your brand a personality, and build brand affinity and awareness. It […]

Turn up your marketing with real-life customer experiences

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

By Kelly Borth, Chief Strategy Officer at GREENCREST There’s no question about it, when a customer sings the praises of a particular product or company, people listen. It is more believable than a company touting its own message. The popularity of social media and review sites has proven this to be a powerful marketing truth. […]

Why what worked in 2008 is no longer applicable in 2013

Monday, February 4th, 2013

As the economy slowly recovers, you need to adapt to the times when marketing your products and services. What worked in 2008 no longer applies in 2013. It’s a new game, and the few businesses doing it right are driving conversation, engagement and loyalty — and winning new business. It is not about abandoning what […]