Learn Email Marketing for Business at this Seminar in July 2014

E-malingSocial media expert, Deborah Smith, has returned and will be presenting expert advice on how to get the most out of your email efforts. In about one hour, her seminar will cover the essential best practices of e-mail marketing that a business or organization should understand to build relationships and grow.

This seminar will cover the basics of:

  • Permission-based marketing and Email Service Providers
  • Building and managing a quality contact list
  • Creating valuable content to share
  • Getting your email read

Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions, share experiences, and network with peers. And they’ll leave with real-world insights and knowledge that they can put to work immediately, to help their business or organization succeed.

Join us on Thursday, July 10 at 8:30am for networking and 9:00am for our E-mail Marketing for Business Seminar presented by Deborah Smith, owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall NJ. Space is limited – Register today! *This seminar is $10 to attend.

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Deborah Smith is the owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC a Social Media Consulting and Management company. Deborah got her start in social media over 12 years ago when she launched an E-Commerce business which operated a network of websites serving the Nanny Industry. She began employing email groups, chat rooms and online message boards as marketing and networking tools well before the term “Social Media” was ever conceived. When the new tools like Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn emerged, Deborah was an early adopter and soon mastered these tools for her own business. In 2007, she launched her first blog, JerseyBites.com, a collaborative food blog with over 35 contributors throughout the state. JerseyBites now welcomes over 25,000 visitors per month and was recently named content partner to NJ.com for food news in New Jersey. Deborah was also recently named one of 100 Constant Contact local experts in the country. She is an experienced corporate trainer and social media consultant for businesses throughout the tri-state area.

Learn “Blogging for Business: Content Marketing 101″ at this Seminar in June 2014

Fotolia_38223665_Subscription_Monthly_XL-1024x709With organic reach numbers free falling on Facebook, the importance of owning your media vs. renting it, is becoming more and more evident. Blogging is becoming the go-to avenue for “expertise” information on endless topics and enables you to reach a vast target audience. This seminar will teach all attendees the basics of blogging for your business and how you can get started right away!

Attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • What is content marketing and why is it important?
  • Where content ideas come from
  • WordPress basics, favorite plugins, and more
  • How to build your readership and sustain engagement

Join us on Wednesday, June 18th for networking at 8:30am and then promptly at 9:00am for our business seminar titled, Blogging for Business: Content Marketing 101, presented by Deborah Smith, owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC. Cost to attend this seminar is $10. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall NJ. Space is limited – Register today!

Deborah Smith is the owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC a Social Media Consulting and Management company. Deborah got her start in social media over 12 years ago when she launched an E-Commerce business which operated a network of websites serving the Nanny Industry. She began employing email groups, chat rooms and online message boards as marketing and networking tools well before the term “Social Media” was ever conceived. When the new tools like Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn emerged, Deborah was an early adopter and soon mastered these tools for her own business. In 2007, she launched her first blog, JerseyBites.com, a collaborative food blog with over 35 contributors throughout the state. JerseyBites now welcomes over 25,000 visitors per month and was recently named content partner to NJ.com for food news in New Jersey. Deborah was also recently named one of 100 Constant Contact local experts in the country. She is an experienced corporate trainer and social media consultant for businesses throughout the tri-state area.

Learn Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite for Business at this Seminar in May 2014

7563.Business-Social-MediaIs managing your social media messaging becoming a must? Join Social Media expert, Deborah Smith, for a deep dive into managing your Facebook and Twitter company accounts and learn how to use one of the most popular (and FREE) dashboard tools available, Hootsuite.

Attending this seminar, you will learn how to:

  • Create your content calendar and schedule posts
  • Set up search queries to monitor mentions of your business, your competitors and conversations your customers are having
  • Uncover important people to follow and how to stay on top of their conversations with lists

Join us on Thursday, May 8th for networking at 8:30am and then promptly at 9:00am for our business seminar titled, Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite for Business, presented by Deborah Smith, owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC. Cost to attend this seminar is $10. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall NJ. Space is limited – Register today!

Deborah Smith is the owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC a Social Media Consulting and Management company. Deborah got her start in social media over 12 years ago when she launched an E-Commerce business which operated a network of websites serving the Nanny Industry. She began employing email groups, chat rooms and online message boards as marketing and networking tools well before the term “Social Media” was ever conceived. When the new tools like Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn emerged, Deborah was an early adopter and soon mastered these tools for her own business. In 2007, she launched her first blog, JerseyBites.com, a collaborative food blog with over 35 contributors throughout the state. JerseyBites now welcomes over 25,000 visitors per month and was recently named content partner to NJ.com for food news in New Jersey. Deborah was also recently named one of 100 Constant Contact local experts in the country. She is an experienced corporate trainer and social media consultant for businesses throughout the tri-state area.

Learn LinkedIn & How it Can Help Your Business Grow at our April 2014 Seminar

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Suzanne Stingo, a local Social Media Strategist, will be presenting a business seminar called, “LinkedIn & How it Can Help Your Business Grow!” in April 2014. Suzanne has presented Social Media Workshops to many local businesses & organizations over the past 4 years.  She specializes in helping individuals and business owners learn the tools on the various social media platforms so that they can expand and improve their networking and marketing.  

Attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to create a business profile and page on LinkedIn
  • How to increase SEO presence with LinkedIn features
  • How to find new business leads and expand marketing reach

Join us on Tuesday, April 8th at 8:30am for our free business seminar titled, “LinkedIn and How it Can Help Your Business Grow,” presented by Suzanne Stingo of SMS Social Media Strategy. The seminar will be held at our Wall Corporate Office located at 1800 Route 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302. We invite you to bring a guest but space is limited, so make sure you sign up today!

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Suzanne Stingo specializes in helping individuals and business owners learn the tools on the various social media platforms so that they can expand and improve their networking and marketing.  SMS Social Media Strategy is available to help you create Social Media Marketing Plans and works with business owners to expand their presence and exposure on the various social media platforms.  She has had a successful Telecom Consulting business for 25 years reducing and controlling costs for global corporations which included training corporate users on how to use web based tools, and then using the web based tools on the social media platforms developed out of this expertise.

“Does Your Website Rock? Or is it Hiding Under a Rock?” Business Seminar this March 2014

website-design-santa-anaStephanie Shaffery, President of Flair Marketing Group will be presenting an in-depth website development and design seminar at our Wall headquarters this March. Website design and programming has come a long way in the past ten years. Many websites today are not performing due to outdated coding techniques and lack of compatibility with today’s modern browsers and platform formats. Attending this seminar you will learn how to generate traffic to your current website or build one from scratch.

Attending this seminar you will learn:

  • The elements of how to design and build and effective website.
  • How to determine if your current website should be updated or if you should invest in a new website.
  • The must-have features to keep your website optimized and current.

Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our seminar, “Does Your Website Rock? Or is it Hiding Under a Rock?” presented by Stephanie Shaffery, President of Flair Marketing Group. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Headquarters located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below. 

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Stephanie Shaffery has built a career in sales and marketing over the past 20 years in a variety of industries including retail and homebuilding. With a focus on providing effective marketing solutions for many types of companies and organizations, Stephanie is dedicated to increasing her clients’ corporate presence and market share. Through her personalized, hands-on attention, her clients enjoy a high level of results with continual improvement through marketing goals and analytics. In addition to her vast sales and marketing experience, Stephanie is an active member of many associations and committees. She is currently Vice Chair of the Shore Builders Association Sales, Marketing and PR Committee, as well as the Chairperson of the Marketing & Communications Committee and Board Member of the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. As a sponsor and resource partner of SCORE Monmouth, she provides free marketing consultation to small business owners and entrepreneurs and provides a variety of marketing seminars on their behalf.

Learn “Community Mobile Marketing” at this Seminar in March 2014

mobile-marketingMobile is the future of everything and the future of everything is mobile. It’s not about the technology, it’s about how your audience engages with that technology and more importantly, how you engage with your audience using mobile technology. If you’re looking to build community engagement and expand your business technologically, join the staff at Gold Mobile as they present the benefits of going mobile for your business and ways you can use mobile marketing to boost revenue.

Attending this seminar panel, you will learn: 

  • How to create a strategy to engage consumers and grow your audience
  • What mobile marketing is and how it can increase your revenue
  • How to communicate with your target audience utilizing mobile technology

Join us on Tuesday, March 11th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our seminar, “Community Mobile Marketing” presented by Jeff Dyer, Jason Howie and Gary Pollack of Gold Mobile. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below. *Note: This seminar will also include content from our postponed, “How to Use Mobile for Your Business” seminar.

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Jeffrey T. Dyer, President of Shore Mobile, LLC, has over 25 years experience as a Senior Executive. He is a recognized leader known for crafting the requisite strategic plan to achieve business goals. His unique ability has transcended different industries, size of organizations and product lines to ultimately improve the return on investment. He brings to Gold Mobile proven P&L success, business development and turn-around experience in consumer products, food products, pharmaceuticals, sports recreation and non-profit environments.

Jason Howie is a shameless geek and rampant art lover who brings a uniquely combined interest that includes analytic analysis and creative direction to digital marketing. As the Director of Marketing at Gold Mobile and At Anytime, Jason has developed marketing strategies that have resulted average readerships of over 30,000 a month and significantly higher sales revenues. Additionally, Jason teaches Mobile Marketing at Brookdale Community College.

Gary Pollack is a local guy from Wall Township with over 20 years in Marketing and Sales and obtains an MA from Seton Hall University. Gary currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as Vice President of the Monmouth Ocean Development Council. As Director of Business Development for At Anytime, Gary’s focus is bringing tourists, customers and merchants together.

*Please note that this seminar is free of charge for First Financial members to attend. The seminar is open to non-members of the credit union to register and attend, however a $15 fee payable by check or cash will be collected at the seminar and credit union membership will be confirmed for all in attendance at the seminar. Should a non-member wish to become a First Financial member after attending the seminar, $5 will fund their membership deposit and be kept in their base savings account upon membership opening, and the other $10 will go to the First Financial Foundation for scholarships and classroom grants.