For today’s local businesses, having a robust online presence has become a necessity. But is your business up to speed on the demands for mobile marketing as well? Here are five mind-blowing stats about mobile every local business needs to know.
Becca Iddings recently joined the team at Central States Media as a Graphic Designer. With a degree in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, she is a talented graphic designer who is adept at creatively expressing the client’s goals while offering fresh design solutions. Becca will work on in-house and client projects to deliver exceedingly effective marketing solutions in a creative manner.
It seems like every time we blink, Google has another search algorithm update for us to chew on. The latest was a pretty major update to their local search results that Search Engine Land has nicknamed “Pigeon.” This update affects both browser searches and Google Map searches and may cause local businesses to experience either an increase or decrease in their organic search traffic. Here’s what’s in the latest update and what you need to know so your business can continue to get discovered in Google search.
We are all aware that the most dominant search engine out there today is Google. But what would you say is the second largest? Yahoo? Bing? Would you be surprised if I told you YouTube? Most of you are probably not surprised but for those of you this is news to, also note that YouTube is owned by Google.
As mobile marketing continues to grow, so do the ideas behind connecting the 300 million mobile phone users and Web browsers in the U.S. to the wide variety of technologies available now and in the very-near future. More than half of the population has a smart phone with estimates that U.S. consumers with a smart phone will double to 192 million by 2016.
Central State Media (CSM) is pleased to announce the addition of Joanna (Joey) Vining as Operations/Creative Director. In this newly-created role, Vining will oversee all aspects of CSM’s creative process, providing smart creative that successfully addresses client’s needs. She will also be responsible for creative operations, interacting with production companies and service vendors.
Brian Buralli, Partner & Senior Project Manager for Central States Media, was recently appointed to the state Board of Directors of Illinois Society of Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR).
Ann Johnston, Partner & President of Central States Media announced today that Brynne Pearson has become a partner in the firm. Brynne has been with Central States Media for 4 years and has made significant contributions to the growth of the company.
Megan, who is the new Business Manager, is a graduate of DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree. Megan is responsible for all account receivables, account payables and payroll at Central States Media.
Dan, who has been a part-time graphic designer since March of 2012, has been brought on as a full -time employee. Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design with minors in Marketing and Art History at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 2009.
Brian recently joined Central State Media after a long tenure as Marketing Manager for Peoria, IL-based real estate developer Cullinan Properties, Ltd. He brings over 25 years of marketing experience to Central States Media.
Please welcome Ali Kater to the Central State Media family. Ali was raised in Peoria and upon graduation from high school she continued my education at Bradley University.