In This Issue:
- August 11: Evening Social at Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum
- From the President
- Dates to Remember
- Welcome to New Members
- Content Marketing Takeaways from Joint June Meeting
- September 16: Digital Marketing Seminar
NOTE TUESDAY, NOT WEDNESDAY MEETING THIS MONTH
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Evening Social at Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine or beer, and of course, full admission to this delightful museum! We’ll have chairs outside overlooking Lake Erie, and lots of lively conversation as usual. Friends and spouses are welcome, too! Tickets: $20 (both members and nonmembers).
Please register by 5 p.m. Friday, August 7.
- View from the top of the lighthouse overlooking Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio
- Explore the Maritime Museum (formerly the light keepers house)
- Learn the history of Fairport Harbor
- Enter the actual pilothouse of a former Great Lakes carrier, Frotenac
- Hear the story behind the Ghost Channel’s episode about the “Ghost Cat” of the Fairport lighthouse.
Cost: $20 for members and nonmembers
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Lighthouse Museum, 129 Second Street, Fairport Harbor 44077 (map)
From the President
What’s better than being recognized by your peers?Just ask these folks who entered and won the top two prizes at our 10th Annual Lake Communicators APEX Awards.
Creative Director and Designer Renee Boronka won the “Best of Show – Print” for her Cleveland Museum of Natural History Calendar. Lake Communicators member Vedda Printing represented by Stacey Eshelman printed the winning entry.
The “Best of Show – Digital” went to Blackbird Interactive whose client was Blue Star Design for Flierstyler.com. Blackbird’s Pat Walsh was creative director and designer, and developers were Justin Greer and Julia Briggs.
But wait, there’s more. All of the winning entries and their teams are now individually recognized on the Lake Communicators website and will show up in search engines. Just another benefit of belonging to Lake Communicators.
Don’t miss out on the APEX competition next year and take the opportunity to show us your best stuff.
– Tom Ruffner
Dates to Remember
August 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Evening Social at Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum
September 16, 8:30-noon
Digital Marketing Seminar at Lakeland Community College Holden Center
Welcome to New Members
Matt Keough is the founder and sole proprietor of Bright Kestrel, Ltd. A lifelong resident of Lake County, his passion is helping small businesses and non-profits make smart decisions about improving their digital marketing. Keough has written guest blogs for Crain’s Cleveland Business about digital marketing and was a presenter at MAGNET’s [M]Power Manufacturing Assembly.
Previously, Keough spent nine 9 years at Fathom, an analytics and digital marketing agency in Valley View. Earlier, Keough was a marketing manager at a manufacturing services firm in Painesville.
Electronic Marketing & Communication Specialist
EYE Lighting International
9150 Hendricks Road
Mentor OH 44060
I have been part of the electronic communication industry since 1982 – radio/video production/web presence. Currently I am responsible for the web presence of EYE Lighting International and its three divisions: a commercial/industrial/utility lighting company, a material and solar testing equipment company and an indoor home horticulture lighting company.
I also work with small business owners in the northeast Ohio area to help them create and implement new online communication plans.
Maria is the new public relations coordinator at Breckenridge Village. She is responsible for managing the social media sites and creating valuable content to reach prospective and present residents and their families. Maria works closely with the marketing department on communication, promotion, and sales for their non-profit retirement community.
Analyze Channels, Provide Real Information
Content Marketer Joe Pulizzi Shares Tips at Joint June Meeting
By Kristi Ward
When a guru shares his top secrets, it’s best to listen, take notes and get all the information you can.
So when content marketing guru Joe Pulizzi shared his “Five Essentials to Epic Content Marketing for Business” at last month’s joint Lake Communicators/Willoughby Western Reserve Chamber of Commerce meeting, I listened attentively and scribbled furiously.
We all want our blog posts, e-zines, white papers, posts, pins and tweets to reach our audiences and produce meaningful, measurable results.
Thankfully, Pulizzi showed us how to pull the myriad of content and social media pieces/parts together into well-oiled content marketing machines that get results.
Kristi Ward is a Lake Communicators member and principal of Kristi Ward Communications, a public relations and marketing service based in Euclid.
September 16 – Digital Marketing Seminar presented by Lake Communicators
In this digital age it’s important for people in marketing and public relations to stay current. Unfortunately, the target keeps moving!
Four local companies will present a seminar at Holden Center, Lakeland Community College from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, September 16. This event will focus on keeping you current on all things digital.
- Find out the latest in SEO techniques and what to do to keep your website current for 2015.
- Learn from an expert the techniques to deliver an effective social media campaign.
- Find out how to use digital advertising to best advantage.
- And more . . .
This seminar is essential for any marketing pro. See you in September.