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Mar 17

A Partner You Can Count On

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing,Newsletters

Red Vans at the Googleplex? You betcha! Entrata’s SEO Services team has earned the designation of Google Partner with Premier status, which translates to periodic invitations to Google’s Mountain View HQ and, more importantly, a strategic advantage for Entrata’s SEO and PPC clients. continue

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Mar 17

The Big Three of Social Media Advertising: Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing

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Business owners and marketers have a heavy responsibility in deciding where to spend their marketing budget in order to achieve the greatest ROI.  When it comes to paid search, it is clear you should have a presence on Google.  But what about social media?  

If you’re like most businesses, you don’t have limitless reserves of cash to spend on marketing. And there are so many social media platforms that you could easily find yourself spreading your budget too thin if you’re not strategic enough.

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Jan 17

Google is Cracking Down on Annoying Pop-Up Ads

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing,Residents,Technology

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January 10, 2017 is the day Google said no to pop-ups (also known as interstitials or splash images). While the new change may seem like a hindrance to your current lead generation and marketing practices, it should be welcomed as pop-ups are already reducing the amount of visitors to your site and page duration by more than ten percent.

The new change is all a part of Google’s invigorated effort to improve the user experience on mobile devices. The good news is there is an alternative to improve your prospect experience, make Google happy and get the information you need from prospects. A win-win-win-win-win.

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Jan 17

Resolution 2017: Revenue Management Strategies

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing,Newsletters

At the beginning of the year, as tradition demands, we assess, evaluate, and begin to plan ways to improve. One of the topics on many property management lists this year is revenue management – i.e., using data to establish the “perfect rent” with the ultimate goal of maximizing the revenue generated by an asset. While the tools and methods vary, revenue management has moved from a “nice-to-have” theory to a “need-to-have” business practice in our industry.

We’ve been researching revenue management for a number of years as we develop the revenue management piece of our comprehensive property management platform — Entrata Pricing — and would like to share some of the strategies we’ve learned that can help set you up for success. If you’re thinking about adopting new revenue management tools or evaluating your current strategies in the new year, read on! continue

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Nov 16

Five Mobile Features To Make Your Life Easier

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing,Newsletters,Technology

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The world is demanding mobile options for all of their technology needs. Entrata has been working around the clock to ensure it provides our multifamily clients and their residents with a comprehensive suite of mobile technology to meet those needs.

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Oct 16

Recap: Tricks To Treat Prospects Better Webinar

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing,Residents,Webinars

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This week, we hosted a webinar to discuss a few website tricks to treat your prospects better, as well as new updates to ProspectPortal. Matt Frandsen from Entrata along with panelists Taryn Silva from Paradigm Management and Jaemi Carkin from Greystar, shared with us stats and opinions about what works to create effective websites.

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Oct 16

Tricks for Treating Prospects Right

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Leasing,Marketing,Newsletters,Webinars

Are visitors to your website getting the good stuff, the trick-or-treat equivalent of a king-size candy bar, or are they taking away an experience more on par with grubby little ghosts made of kleenex and dryer lint? When your website has so much potential to impact conversions, every decision you make becomes important.

The terrifying thing is, sometimes those decisions may seem perfectly legitimate, but they’re actually scaring off your website visitors and driving conversions down. Some seemingly innocent website design decisions are doing real damage and should be avoided. For example, does your website use any of these creepy clowns? continue

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Sep 16

Integrated Marketing and Technology

Posted by: Michelle Perroni | Category: Management,Marketing,RentSauce,Technology

integrated marketingWhen the concept of integrated marketing was unearthed decades ago, it involved a narrow set of traditional advertising channels, a few websites, email and public relations. But the information age and technological advances of the past two decades have created a wealth of new information sources and devices. Blogs, online marketplaces, smart phones and tablets have exploded on the scene.

That has made integrated marketing a much larger challenge than ever anticipated, as the evolution of marketing channels has made it nearly impossible for marketers to manually create and maintain a cohesive strategy.

As technology has changed where and how prospective renters receive their information, it has also changed how marketers manage integrated marketing communications. Here are some of the ways technology can help you better manage your integrated marketing strategy:

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Aug 16

Late-Summer Back-to-School Crunch? Let Technology Help

Posted by: Michelle Perroni | Category: Leasing,Management,Marketing,Technology

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Late August not only signifies that summer is winding down. For a certain sector of the apartment industry, it means crunch time. For any student housing communities – or traditional communities that receive a fair amount of student traffic – late August can be as hectic as the holidays for retail vendors.

But as each year passes, new innovations are easing the stress for apartment owner/operators, who can save plenty of time and hassle with technological upgrades. Technology has always played an important role in minimizing headaches and making student housing easier to manage, but newer technologies are making it even easier.

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Jun 16

Free Market Research

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Marketing,Newsletters

Every year businesses budget thousands for market research. Prices may range from a few hundred dollars for general market overviews to tens of thousands for customized market-specific studies. But before you start shelling out the big bucks to find out what the market thinks about you and your properties, take a moment to consider the information that is already freely available to you. Where is all of this valuable market data, you ask? Look no further than your social media accounts and reviews. continue