The Definitive Benefits Of Social Media Marketing

  • Increased exposure
  • Increased traffic
  • Developed loyal fans
  • Generated leads
  • Improved search ranking
  • Grew business partnerships
  • Reduced marketing expenses
  • Improved sales
  • Provided marketplace insight

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Market Or Promote Your Business With Your Blog

Blogging is a great way to help market or promote yourself or your business, product or service.

Why Do We Need To Blog?

To establish yourself as an expert. Blogs are wonderful tools to help bloggers establish themselves as experts in a field or topic. For example, if you’re trying to get a job in a specific field or hoping to publish a book on a specific topic, blogging can help legitimize your expertise and expand your online presence and platform. By Susan Gunelius

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Facebook Tells Where You Are Located

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“How did you know I was here?” The answer: It was on your Facebook page.

Facebook is built around sharing. You share thoughts, photos, videos and news, and now you can share your location, too, with Nearby Friends. When turned on, it alerts you when friends are nearby.

 Nearby Friends, available in the Android and Apple Facebook apps, is currently available in select areas. To check if you have it, open your Facebook app, tap the icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner for Android users – it’s on the lower right for Apple fans – select Nearby Friends and finally, Turn On.

From here you can choose who can see your location (Note: Some versions require you to click the gear icon in the upper-right corner). By default, it’s set to Friends, and thankfully you can’t set it to Everyone. You can, however, choose a list of friends, like Family or a custom list you’ve created. Click here to learn how to create custom lists of friends and family.

You can share your location temporarily with someone. In Nearby Friends, find a friend on the list and tap the arrow icon next to his or her name. Select how long you’d like to share your location. By Kim Komando

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What Is Inbound Marketing?

You have no doubt heard the term inbound marketing, but do you know what it means? Inbound marketing is everything from optimizing blog content to generating website traffic and conversions with strategic white papers and more. Inbound marketing is about developing customer-centric content and leveraging that content to produce results — new clients. Inbound marketing is all about creating original content that engages your target audience — buyer persona — in a conversation.

According to HubSpot, inbound content best practices include researching and understanding buyer personas, creating content tailored to both your buyer’s persona and your buyer’s three journey stages — awareness, consideration and decision — and leveraging your content to serve your business goals by optimizing distribution channels. By Marie Alonso

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Content In Your Website

When it comes to the content you are putting out there, the most important place to position optimized content is your website. Your website content needs to be powered with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to fully leverage it  as a marketing tool and funnel for new clients. The content of your website should be designed to attract, convert and close customers. It is your single, most important sales tool. Your website can convert leads into new business.

However, if your website is not SEO optimized, how will anyone find you? Searchers are buyers. They are searching, right now to accomplish a task. Will your business pop up as they are searching? If you have effective SEO tactics in place, you stand an excellent chance of getting noticed. It all comes back to the strategy and quality that fuels your content. Remember, search engines crawl content to understand a website’s purpose. Next, they index content based on the perceived purpose of the content. By Marie Alonso

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Pond Skimming (lots of laughs!) @ Whitefish MT Resort

Event Details

WHAT: Pond Skim, 04/11/2015
WHO: Skiers and Teleskiers & Spectators
WHEN: 2:30 pm
WHERE: Chair 3 Area

GENERAL EVENT INFO:

We end the season with a splash! The most fun event of the year is back again and this year the competition includes those 16 and older! Absolutely hilarious to watch folks Ski or Snowboard over a custom built pond (costume mandatory) for a chance at a $1250 Cash Purse.

This event always sells out for competitors, and we have had upwards of 2000 spectators. Come and end the season with the best end of season throw down around!!!

PARTICIPANT INFO:

REGISTRATION
Click HERE to pre-register online
(Online Registration will close at 12PM 4/10/14)

Maximum 60 Skimmers. You MUST wear a costume or your entry will be refunded and we will take someone from the waiting list.

Day of registration will be available at the Pond Skim Venue, only if space remains.

Day of entries will be chosen based on best costume – at 1:30pm sharp.

Even if you pre-register, you must check in at 1:30pm at the bottom of Chair 3 on the day of the event to claim your t-shirt and bag of swag!

Cost
Pre-registration Price – $30. T-SHIRT INCLUDED. Size guaranteed if you register by March 25th.*

Day of Registration Price – $40, and you may get a XXS pink shirt, so why don’t you preregister? **Cash or check only with the exact amount present.

(*additional fees from eventbrite.com may be included in the cost)

Schedule

1:45pm all participants at start

2:00pm competitors speech

2:30pm Start

Awards 30 minutes after final skim

Event Format and Rules
Round #1– everyone will try to skim across the pond. Those who make it across will advance to the next round.
Round #2– remaining skimmers go over a ‘small’ jump before entering the pond. Yes, it will be smaller than in 2013 (see video below). Those who make it across the pond after the obstacle will advance to the next round.
Round #3– remaining skimmers will enter the pond switch! Farthest skimmer is the winner.

(historically snowboarders have won 3x, skiers 5x)

-Participants must have skis or snowboards appropriately worn (normally mounted).
-Costumes are required and will be judged in a category by itself.
-Skimmers must start in the order determined by the starter.
-The Pond Skim is open to all competitors 16yrs and older.
-All drinks must be in a plastic container (no glass, or bottles, or blatant-over-the-top-drinking).
-No one visibly drunk will be allowed to participate.

Categories and Awards
$300 – Pond Skim Ski Winner (Male or Female)
$300 – Pond SkimSnowboard Winner (Male or Female)
$200 – Pond Skim 2nd Place(Opposite gender of above winners – Ski or Board)
$200 – Best Costume
$100 – Best Crash
$100 – Best Skimmer Under 21
$50 – Best Skimmer Using Alternative Gear (Mono ski, cross country skis, ski blades, etc. NO SLEDS!!!)

Awards
To be held at the pond 30 minutes after last skim, at the pond.

Questions?
Contact Email:events@skiwhitefish.com
Event Phone Number: (406) 862.2910