Chris Marentis

Chris Marentis is the Founder and CEO of Surefire Social, a provider of local digital marketing services and technology. With a coaching-centric approach, Surefire Social raises businesses' local search presence through hyper-local search, display, social and mobile strategies.

Performance

The future of voice-related SEO for local business

Google's recent developer event revealed details about how the search giant is thinking about the future. Columnist Chris Marentis shares tips on how local businesses can learn how to be found in the environment that's taking shape.

Data

Neuromarketing For Small Business Owners

Business owners often make decisions based on instinct and informally-gathered data, but columnist Chris Marentis suggests they could take it a step further by understanding buyer psychology.

Performance

Is Houzz Part Of Your Social Media Marketing Plan?

With social media marketing constantly evolving, it’s no surprise to find networks popping up that focus on specific industries. Among home improvement companies for example, Houzz and Porch are two social media networks that focus specifically on home improvement and home renovation. After looking at the audience statistics, Houzz seems to be the most popular […]

Performance

Are Twitter Ads Right For Your Local Business? How To Decide

With Twitter blasting out of the gate with IPO news, not to mention 230+ million monthly active users, many local marketers have been left wondering: when does it make sense for a local business to test Twitter ads? And, how much time and energy should be devoted to Twitter with the myriad of other social media […]