Save the Date for our 2018 Boot Camp!

by | Sep 1, 2017

The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement is excited to announce the dates of the Second Annual New-Media Marketing Bootcamp. Mark your calendars for February 27 & 28 at the Bluemont Hotel. We are thrilled to have the conference in our hometown, Manhattan, Kansas.

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It is always the right time to reflect on the benefit of your new-media marketing strategy and update your strategy for the future. Whether you feel like you have the time to look back, or are too busy thinking ahead – take the time regroup and begin a plan of action with our guidance at the 2018 New-Media Marketing Bootcamp. If you are new to new-media marketing, or an expert, this year’s boot camp has what you need to take your social media, email marketing, and outreach strategy to the next level.

This year’s boot camp will equip you with the tools to analyze your new-media technology strengths and weaknesses, show you how to capitalize on your strengths – no matter your skill set, and give you a glimpse into the benefits of partnering with CREE. You will choose which skill-level specific sessions you want to attend. All of our sessions are designed for a variety of different audiences, including Extension, garden centers, on-the-farm retail centers, agritourism, commodity and producer organizations, niche-market agricultural products, and many, many more.

From beginner to advanced, as well as practical and easy-to-incorporate social media strategies, the CREE New-Media Marketing Boot Camp has something for everyone.

Beginner sessions: for the unsure and potentially inexperienced social media marketer

  • Understanding Facebook insights and analytics
  • Explanation of Facebook algorithms for business pages
  • Content writing and design
  • Introductions to search engine optimization

Advanced sessions: for the veteran looking to get more from social media engagement

  • Google analytics
  • Facebook deeper dive analytics
  • Capitalizing on Facebook and Instagram algorithms
  • Content strategy for multiple audience profiles and behaviors

The content will focus the use and analysis of Facebook, Instagram, and Google. We will also work on current marketing plans that you may already have in place and demonstrate the best ways to connect social media with your website.

Keep up-to-date on pre-conference news and preparations by visiting and by our Facebook page, Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement. Think you might be interested in the 2018 Boot Camp, but want to learn more? Keep checking back for more updates here and on our Facebook page.

We can’t wait to see you at the 2018 New-Media Marketing Boot Camp!