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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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Greenhouses Getting Connected

Greenhouses Getting Connected

Tucked between the rolling Virginia hills, Glenhaven Greenhouses offers customers quality plants and mulch and a place to come enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the small, family-owned greenhouse.

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CREE Welcomes Royalty to Staff

CREE Welcomes Royalty to Staff

By Chelsie Calliham Agricultural communicator. Miss Rodeo Kansas. K-State alumna. Mikhayla DeMott, the newly hired audience engagement specialist, serves many roles. Mikhayla understands the need to connect agricultural based, rural businesses to information and research on new-media technology....

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Save the Date for our 2018 Boot Camp!

Save the Date for our 2018 Boot Camp!

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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Master’s Graduate Returns as Managing Director

Master’s Graduate Returns as Managing Director

There’s no place like home. For Cassie Wandersee, the newly hired managing director of the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement, the familiar phrase sums up her joy in returning to rural Kansas and the Kansas State University family. “One of the greatest things about K-State and the department...

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The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

By Chelsie Calliham Did you know that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual? Thus, it comes as no surprise that Instagram has become the app to beat in terms of affordability and engagement. Instagram currently has over 300 million users with 75 million of those users logging on...

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DIY: Creating a Facebook Messenger Chatbot

DIY: Creating a Facebook Messenger Chatbot

Is it common for your customers to message you via Facebook with basic questions, comments or complaints? In this blog, you will learn how to set up Facebook Messenger Chatbots and how it can be beneficial to your small business.

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5 Ways to Promote your Farmers Market Booth Online

5 Ways to Promote your Farmers Market Booth Online

Word-of-mouth is a great tool when promoting your farmers market booth, but it can only take you so far. Your local customers know and trust you, but what about the consumer who has no idea you exist? Adding new-media technology to promote your farmers market booth can boost your business and reach a new demographic that was not possible before!

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A Guide to which ‘Story’ is Right for You

A Guide to which ‘Story’ is Right for You

First was Snapchat, Instagram followed and finally, Facebook joined in. Each platform of social media has been taken over by stories. So what’s the big difference between Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Messenger Day/Newsfeed Stories and which one will work best for your own business?

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5 Tips for New-Media Time Management

5 Tips for New-Media Time Management

Time management with new-media marketing is challenging. Like many of you, planning time to create and manage content is only a small part of my work responsibilities. Learning to heed that call in a way that allows us to continue doing the work and share it is an art.

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