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
Let’s talk about negative feedback. Facebook tracks negative feedback for you in Facebook Insights under the “Reach” section of the navigation. The following is a screenshot of our Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement Facebook Page from last week. I have circled the places you need to look for when searching for this in your page's … Continue reading Keeping Positive in a Negative World: Understanding and tracking negative feedback in Facebook
I am writing this post from a kitchen table in a farmhouse in Iowa. Across the table from me is Hikaru, working on a manuscript, and Lauri, wrapping up grant proposal themes. It's writing retreat time for our team. Since Hikaru works for the University of Minnesota and Lauri and I work for Kansas State … Continue reading Happy Birthday, RuralEngagement.org! We Are Stronger Than Ever
Ever see graphics from a friend or company and wonder how they became so design talented or have money to hire a graphic designer? Prior to this year, I thought I had missed the train when it comes to creating graphic content myself… But don’t worry, I’ll let you in on a secret soon.
It’s one of the merriest and cheeriest holiday seasons in the entire year. It can also be the one the most stressful and exhausting times of year for many. Especially those trying to be with their family AND continue their small business brand awareness in online media/make your store stand out/keep up with all the holiday season sales.
Wondering how to get more customers in your community involved in Small Business Saturday? Here are some ways your business can involve customers this Saturday and into the upcoming shopping season.