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Marketing and technology are always changing. We’re here to help you stay up to date with the latest industry news and emerging trends, so you can plan for the both now and the future.

No Mobile Site? It’ll Cost You in Google’s Mobile Search Results

In the past, you may have received visits to your non-mobile website from consumers who were using Google to search for your products or services on their mobile devices. But now, not having a mobile website can drastically affect how many people visit it from the search results, for a variety of reasons.

Posted: March 1, 2015 | View More »


Melissa Diggle Joins Central States Media Team as Marketing Project Coordinator

Melissa Diggle recently joined the team at Central States Media as a Marketing Project Coordinator. In her role, Diggle will assist the CSM team with planning, development & coordination of all marketing activities along with assisting in media buying. She will also oversee CSM’s social media presence.

Posted: December 18, 2014 | View More »


7 Mobile Marketing Stats Every Local Business Should Know

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.

Posted: December 1, 2014 | View More »


Central States Media Adds Graphic Designer to Team

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.

Posted: September 1, 2014 | View More »


Another Google Search Update: Are Your Local Results Changing?

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.

Posted: September 1, 2014 | View More »


Optimize your video content and improve your SEO

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.

Posted: September 1, 2014 | View More »


Mobile Marketing – Don't be left behind.

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.

Posted: June 1, 2014 | View More »


CSM Welcomes Joey Vining

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.

Posted: August 27, 2013 | View More »


Brian Buralli Appointed to ISHMPR State Board

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).

Posted: November 1, 2012 | View More »


Brynne Pearson Named Partner

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.

Posted: November 1, 2012 | View More »


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