May 18: Open Forum

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Keep It Coming

We always get great feedback from clients who attend the open forum sessions. That’s why we keep bringing them back! We’re opening the doors and inviting anyone to come learn how to enhance their web marketing strategy, get the most out of their campaigns and capitalize on their success.

Come with specific questions or come just to listen and learn. Meet other members of the circle and walk away with some new ideas!

Noon on May 18th at Complete Media.

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April 20: Know What Your Visitor Do On Your Website With Site Analytics

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Turn Your Hits into Cash

It’s like having the ultimate secret shopper program. They don’t even know they’re helping you out! With Site Analytics, you can determine what exactly the users who access your website are doing – what pages are they visiting, how long are they staying, what part of the world are they from, and how they are getting to your website in the first place!

All this information is key when developing your ongoing strategies for your web marketing campaign. It provides a fuller picture of just who exactly your users are and where they are in the sales pipeline. It helps to determine how to transition them from just a click on the web to a sale on your sheet.

Learn how Site Analytics can help accomplish these goals on April 20th at noon, only at Complete Media. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

March 16: Sell your products and services online

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Keep It Local Online

When online shopping first hit the scene, consumers were trending only towards the megasites that we’re essentially the Wal-Mart of online stores. (You could do that shopping in your pajamas, too. Just like Wal-Mart!) As online shopping has stabilized and more Mom and Pop style companies have come on the scene, online shopping has become more and more a part of the regular economy.

The latest trend is for online sales to increase business for even local shops. Rather than driving across town, many consumers are choosing to cruise a local companies online store. Which means you should probably get one so you can close the deals that don’t make it through your doors.

Learn how to integrate online shopping into your web marketing strategy on March 16th at noon. Always at Complete Media. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

February 17: Keep your Competition at Bay Using Domain Names

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The majority of web traffic is through search engines. That includes traffic meant to go to specific websites (as in Googling “Complete Media” as opposed to typing www.completemediainc.com in the browser bar) A domain campaign helps to ensure that users looking for industry related terms are directed to your website first.

Domain campaigns are a fairly low cost addition to any web marketing strategy and can yield surprising results. It’s essential to find the right domain names for your area, though. We can help with that.

Stop down at Complete Media on February 17th at noon to learn how to take advantage of this web marketing strategy. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

January 20: Build relationships with your customers using direct mail

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Snail Mail? Really?
When was the last time you got a card or a letter in the mail? Other than bills and junk mail, of course. Been awhile, hasn’t’ it? But I bet it made you feel pretty darn good. A simple thank you card, birthday card, or even just a thinking of you card can be the difference between a satisfied customer and generating that word of mouth.

Sending out cards can take a lot of time and isn’t always the cheapest option. By the time you go to the corner store, pick out a card, take it back to the office, write it out, address it, stamp it and drop it in the mail…it takes more than a bit and makes it hard to integrate into the client retention process or even into the sales pipeline.

We have the solution to that. You can go online, select your card from stock or upload your own designs, enter your message in your own handwriting, add your signature, select a contact from your database and drop it in the mail. Do all this for cheaper than doing it by hand. Save money and time, kind of cool.

Learn how to get started by coming down to Complete Media on January 20th at noon. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

Gina Slagle – Outreach Executive

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Gina is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism through South Dakota State University. Her marketing internships, various design classes and 20 plus years of customer service have given her the skills to help her clients feel right at home with Complete Media, Inc. When Gina isn’t helping small business leaders increase their profits, she is a creative writer, portrait photographer and someone who enjoys spending time with her family.

All of her life Gina has felt a little “out of the box”. She knew that she wanted to make a difference in this world somehow, so on the Fourth of July, in 1989, she left to serve four years in the United States Marine Corps. She has had many experiences in life and believes that we all get to the top of our own mountain eventually.

“We all have our own path to follow. Some of us have twists and turns, some walk the straight and narrow path, and some of us have some very rocky roads. But, the most important thing is to keep moving forward and to find YOUR perfect path along the way. I am so excited about this new chapter in my life. I look forward to helping you get on the path of building your business!”

 

Dec. 16: Never Ever Ever Lose Your Domain…Ever!

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When the domain name goes, everything else goes, too!

Your credit card expires. You change your email address and don’t update your domain contact information. Someone close to you, or a social engineer, transfers your domain name away without your permission. One oversight and you could lose the domain name you worked so hard to get. That means any website or email services associated with it will stop working.

You can protect yourself from this disaster…and it can be a disaster.

Learn what Protected Domain Registration is and how it can save your website. December 16th, Complete Media at noon. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

November 18: Turn website users into customers

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Where Your Users Look

The average internet user spends 3 minutes on a website before navigating away. Do you know how long they spend on yours? Do you know where they spend that time? Do you know how they got to your website or where they are located?

You can.

All this information is key to mounting a website campaign. It helps you to understand how users interact with your website and to gauge where they are in the sales process when they do. You can use that information to turn website hits into sales. The tool is called Site Analytics.

Learn how to use this powerful program on November 18th, noon at Complete Media. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

October 21: Got the content, share the information..get a blog today!

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Writing is Scary

Most small business owners shy away from creating their own content. They think they won’t know what to say or how to say it. Once you ask those same business owners questions about their business or their clients, you’ll find yourself there for hours. Don’t know what to say, huh?

Generating content is surprisingly easy and organizing isn’t much tougher. This month’s Business Builder Seminar is all about that. Write about the things that your clients and potential clients want to hear. Show people how experienced and knowledgeable in the industry you are.

We’ll see you at Complete Media on October 21st at noon. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle.

Sept. 16: Manage Your Social Sites With One Click

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This whole “word of mouth” being the best form of advertising thing has taken a whole new spin in recent years. Now word of mouth comes in the form of 140 characters or less. There’s Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, MySpace and a whole host of other geographical or industry specific social platforms. How does one have time for it all?

There is no doubt that successful companies invest in social marketing as advertising (rumor has it, GE is suspending all traditional forms of marketing except for social media). The sheer number of social platforms makes it time consuming and repetitive work. Fortunately, we have something for that. Express Email Marketing is now packaged with Social Visibility allowing you to manage multiple social media sites with one button.

Learn how to increase sales and boost your brand loyalty with social media, Wednesday, September 16th at noon, Complete Media. $10 for the general public, free for the Complete Media Circle. Make sure to tweet about it!