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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.

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 »


CSM Welcomes New Business Manager

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.

Posted: October 1, 2012 | View More »


CSM Welcomes New Graphic Designer

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.

Posted: October 1, 2012 | View More »


Please Welcome Brian Buralli!

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.

Posted: July 1, 2012 | View More »


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