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.

The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

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 daily. It can be a wonderful resource … Continue reading The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

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?

Q&A Session with Bling Boutique- Finding What Social Media Techniques Work for Your Business

When walking through a mall, storefront windows with cute outfits or flashy displays can catch customer’s eyes and draw them in. But what about expanding? Local customers are the best, but reaching a large demographic, outside of your brick-and-mortar location, can boom your business. This is where social media and e-commerce come into play.

Announcing Our New-Media Marketing Bootcamp!

We have designed a special retreat for you and your employees: The K-State Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement New-Media Marketing Bootcamp (February 8-9, 2017 in Overland Park, Kansas). Not only will we train your staff, we’ll also give you that precious time to plan, practice and implement what you will learn at the conference.

The State of New Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing in Agriculture Small, agricultural businesses often struggle with the challenges of marketing successfully. This webinar shares the results of a nationwide survey conducted in Fall 2015 to understand the current state of green-industry marketing, particularly as it relates to new-media marketing efforts. Businesses based in rural areas, particularly those that interact directly with consumers, … Continue reading The State of New Media Marketing

Can Adobe Voice Help Answer Your FAQ’s ?

Every day we are inundated with tons of new mobile applications, websites, online tools, and a plethora of other stuff that promises to make our digital lives and online marketing easier. The big question is "Do they?" We've decided to offer a new series on ruralengagement.org that focuses on finding mobile applications or software that can … Continue reading Can Adobe Voice Help Answer Your FAQ’s ?

How to Plan a Collaborative Marketing Event

What is collaborative marketing? Collaborative marketing events (CBEs) happen when businesses team up to share resources to generate more leads, sales, or recognition. This usually happens between two or more non-competing businesses that might have similar customer interests. For example, an energy drink maker might team up with a mountain biking company to sponsor a … Continue reading How to Plan a Collaborative Marketing Event