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CREE Launches New Website

CREE Launches New Website

The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement (CREE) is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website redesign. CREE has updated both the look and feel of its website, including updating the center’s logo, color palette, and style to better serve its audiences. The website redesign features a...

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Boosted: Could your business use a BOOST online?

Boosted: Could your business use a BOOST online?

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...

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New Year: New Ways to Learn with CREE

New Year: New Ways to Learn with CREE

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...

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CREE Second Quarter Analytics

CREE Second Quarter Analytics

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...

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It’s getting hot for CREE!

It’s getting hot for CREE!

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...

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CREE hosts third annual conference, Insight Summit

CREE hosts third annual conference, Insight Summit

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...

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Claiming your Google Place Listing

Claiming your Google Place Listing

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.

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Facebook Live Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

Facebook Live Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

Facebook Live continues to be a hot topic, it truly is the best option on Facebook to engage an audience. We strongly suggest that you give it a whirl! First, let's talk about why you should use it for your business. Facebook's algorithm prioritizes live video. For those of you unfamiliar with the...

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