It is no secret that the internet is a big place that is continuing to grow. In today’s times it is so important for small businesses to have a presence online, either with a website or on social media; however, this feat doesn’t come without challenges. One major challenge is creating great content with limited time. … Continue reading Boosted: Could your business use a BOOST online?
Cyber-attacks are a continued and growing threat for all businesses. Small businesses, like agricultural and rural businesses should not think they are immune to this threat: obscurity is not security. Small businesses may even be more at risk, because they tend to have fewer practices in place to prevent a cyber-attack. While attackers may prefer … Continue reading Selling Safely: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Small, Rural, Ag Business
Touchless transactions in an online space can seem intimidating if you don’t regularly conduct exchanges this way or haven’t already established your online presence. But, they are possible and can be a simple (and profitable) addition to your business strategy to keep things moving, even during times of social distancing.
Hello CREE community! We want to begin this blog post by saying that our team is thinking of those affected by COVID-19, as well as wishing everyone a safe and healthful journey during these unprecedented times. Speaking of those times of social distancing, I’m sure we have all been affected by the recommendation to remain … Continue reading Conferencing from the Couch: Best practices for hosting and attending virtual conferences and meetings
Happy New Year (and decade), everyone! If you’ve been following along with the CREE blog since back in the day, this isn’t our first introduction. I’m Anissa, and I previously worked for CREE as the marketing communications intern during my undergraduate studies. As an intern, I wrote many blogs related to new- and social-media marketing. … Continue reading New Year: New Ways to Learn with CREE
In order to continue our goal of transparency, CREE has decided to post the insights from our own analytics taken from our Facebook page. This post will cover the second quarter of 2019 (April-June). Overview CREE posts on Facebook on Mondays and Fridays. Occasionally, Wednesdays are added to our content calendar to highlight special events and … Continue reading CREE Second Quarter Analytics
The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement (CREE) is expanding south with the move of one of its co-founders, Dr. Lauri M. Baker, to the University of Florida. What does this mean for CREE? New and exciting ideas and more resources dedicated to generating and sharing knowledge about new-media marketing to enable rural and agriculture-based businesses … Continue reading It’s getting hot for CREE!
The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement (CREE) hosted their third annual new-media marketing conference, the Insight Summit. The conference featured topics related to new-media marketing that included storytelling across platforms, basic and advanced analytics, social-media strategy, visual content, e-newsletters, and selling online. The 2019 Insight Summit was especially unique compared to past events, hosting agricultural … Continue reading CREE hosts third annual conference, Insight Summit
We are living in a digital age with marketing strategies evolving to online outlets and social-media sites. Sites like Pinterest and Instagram have become popular in small and large business marketing. But do you know all the benefits and resources these sites provide for business marketing on their site? In this post, we won't tell … Continue reading Pinterest vs. Instagram: 3 attributes for how each can help market your business
One of the easiest, but most overlooked aspects of online marketing is claiming your Google Place listing. This is a feature that allows information about your business to populate on the right-hand side of the Google search results page. Claiming your business’s online identity in this way allows potential clients to find you and know that you’re currently operating. Photos will help them know what your storefront looks like, so it can be identified when they plan a visit. Filling out all sections of the form will allow searchers to click directly into your website or social media pages, reducing the level of searching required to learn about your business.