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Nonprofit Content Marketing: Creating a Strategy That Works

October 26, 2020|919 Marketing Guides | 9 Min Read

As a nonprofit, you are uniquely positioned to take advantage of an entire range of content marketing that for-profit industries may not be able to tap into. Content marketing gives you the chance to tell your story in a way that draws people to your nonprofit and encourages them to stay engaged with you. In a nutshell, content marketing is everything you write and/or present that engages, inspires, and attracts your supporters. Content marketing should educate and should make those who work with you want to see your goal achieved. Your content marketing should pull people in and inspire them […]

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Scott Curkin Featured in USA Today
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Scott Curkin, 919 Marketing VP, Featured in USA Today

September 21, 2020|919 News and Awards | 1 Min Read

919 Marketing’s VP of Account Services, Scott Curkin, was featured in USA Today on an article about middle seats on airlines. Curkin was on a business trip from Las Vegas to Phoenix when a small-framed passenger sat in the middle seat between him and 919 Marketing CEO, David Chapman. The man tried to claim both armrests and then hilariously tried to challenge Chapman to a midair fight. “He went on a rant about how, as the occupant of the middle seat, he deserved to have both armrests,” remembers Curkin. The man then asked 919’s CEO to “step outside” to settle […]

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919 Marketing Recognized as America’s Highest-Ranked and Fastest-Growing Franchise Marketing Agency

August 26, 2020|919 News and Awards | 5 Min Read

National Marketing Agency Honored for Impressive 130% Percent Growth Rate (August 19, 2020- Raleigh, N.C.) –  For the second year in a row, 919 Marketing is recognized as the country’s highest ranked and fastest growing franchise PR and franchise marketing agency in the country.  The company is ranked for the fifth time on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  The multi-million-dollar franchise marketing and franchise PR agency located just outside Raleigh, North Carolina, experienced an explosive three-year growth rate of 130 percent. The Real Deal Unlike some franchise supplier rankings, where companies […]

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Nonprofit SEO – The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Your Website Content

August 25, 2020|919 Marketing Guides, SEO | 14 Min Read

Nonprofit organizations can face an uphill battle when it comes to being noticed online, and yet with the increasing number of donors turning to the web to give, online engagement is vital. However, many nonprofits deal with limited budgets and fierce competition from for-profit businesses and government agencies in search engines. That’s where SEO comes in. SEO can help your nonprofit business stand out against the competition by letting you highlight the differentiators that make you unique. In our guide, we’ll break down what SEO is, why it’s important, and how you can make your content a driving force for […]

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919 Recognized on Franchise Today Podcast

June 18, 2020|Franchise Sales and Marketing, Public Relations | 1 Min Read

919 Marketing got serious props from Pete Baldine, President of Moran Brands, during his recent guest appearance on the Franchise Today podcast. Pete thanked 919 Marketing for getting 18 of his automotive-repair franchise locations on several television news networks through our PR services. The news segments promoted how his franchisees were using advanced sanitizing techniques and customer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including pickup and delivery services. Thank you for the shout-out, Pete! You can listen to the full Franchise Today episode here.

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919 Marketing CEO David Chapman Reveals 5 Marketing Strategies You Need for the Next 90 Days

June 11, 2020|919 Marketing Guides, Franchise Sales and Marketing, Public Relations | 2 Min Read

It can be difficult for even the biggest companies to know how to react in a crisis. How a company chooses to confront a crisis, big or small, speaks volumes about both the company and its leadership. It turns out there are still many steps proactive companies can take to maintain momentum and improve their market share during difficult times. These opportunities to improve market share were the subject of the latest webinar by 919 Marketing CEO and Founder, David Chapman. David and 919 Marketing boast more than 20 years’ experience in the world of marketing, with over a decade […]

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Franchise CEO Branding: The 10-Step Process to Become an Industry Thought Leader

June 9, 2020|Earned Media, Franchise Sales and Marketing | 9 Min Read

Most successful franchise brands are led by CEOs with a clear and compelling vision for the company. They understand the impact effective brand building and brand nurturing have on employee recruitment and retention, franchise marketing performance, franchise sales, franchisee profitability and growth, and maximizing shareholder value. Yet the majority of franchise CEOs championing brand development fail to capitalize on a critical component of brand building as we move into the new age of franchising — franchise CEO branding.  Staying silent while competitors become trusted industry thought leaders is not an option. It is time to lead the brand from the […]

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How To Turn Marketing Communications into a Runway for your Business
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919 Marketing Shows How to Maximize Marketing Communications in New Webinar

June 1, 2020|919 News and Awards, Franchise Sales and Marketing, Owned Media, Podcasts and Webinars | 3 Min Read

The world is still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Some businesses have chosen to hunker down and wait things out. Meanwhile, others are taking a more proactive approach. As Founder and CEO of 919 Marketing, David Chapman is a thought leader in the world of franchise marketing and has the insight franchisees and franchisors need to cope with these difficult times. Since its founding, Chapman and 919 Marketing have contended with many world events, including Y2K, 9/11, and the 2008 financial crash. Even so, Chapman admits he has never seen anything quite like our current situation. Still, […]

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U.S. Small Businesses Join in Nationwide Virtual Happy Hour

June 1, 2020|919 News and Awards | 4 Min Read

Friendly Toast Goes Viral As “#Whiskey Wednesday” Takes Off Raleigh, NC (May 18, 2020) – What started as a fun toast between two franchise industry veterans has evolved into a viral Happy Hour phenomenon as hundreds of businesses coast-to-coast raise a glass each week to toast to  “#WhiskeyWednesday.”  Now, the bourbon drinking business buddies who started the Wednesday night trend during the COVID-19 lockdowns are inviting companies worldwide to lift a glass of their favorite beverage – and lift spirits – to join in the weekly Happy Hour fun. Toast-Turned-Trend “We craved a simple way to connect each week because […]

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Social Media for Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide
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Social Media for Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide

June 1, 2020|919 Marketing Guides, Owned Media, Social Media | 11 Min Read

The world of social media marketing is a difficult one to navigate – even more now than it was before, thanks to COVID-19. As more people turn to social media for information and connection than ever before, nonprofits have an unprecedented opportunity to build their audience and come out the other side of this pandemic going strong. It’s true that social media is a competitive landscape, and that you’ll be fighting to make sure your voice gets heard over both other nonprofits and for-profit businesses. It’s true that some of these businesses might have a head start in their social […]

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