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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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Make Writing Work: 5 tips about planning your writing retreat

Make Writing Work: 5 tips about planning your writing retreat

People often ask us how we stay productive in our writing. The answer, hands-down is that we make time for it. While we make time throughout the week for writing, we also schedule two major, in-person, writing retreats a year to focus on in-depth writing and planning. Here are some tips for...

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Chelsie Shares Insights from PDC

Chelsie Shares Insights from PDC

By Chelsie Calliham I had the opportunity to attend the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) 2018 Professional Development Conference (PDC) this month. The conference, hosted by The Ohio State University, is a workshop event designed to teach strategies and trends within the agricultural...

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How to engage followers on Facebook

We all hear about it – Facebook’s mystery algorithm that decides what content we see and what content our page followers see. I equate it to the communication and marketing equivalent of a scratch-off ticket. We know we can win big, but we have no idea what combination of content will get us there.
 
Facebook does reveal veiled insights into the algorithm. We can use those insights to increase relevancy for our business pages. The following tips are a compilation of information released from Facebook and the insights from our own analysis of what content works for us.

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Top 5 Fall Festivals in Kansas

Top 5 Fall Festivals in Kansas

By Chelsie Calliham Falling leaves, sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything are a few things that come to mind when thinking of fall. But in Kansas, we have much more going on than the basics, starting with our fall festivals. Fall festivals are a perfect way to support local, agricultural...

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