Posts Tagged ‘ Facebook Marketing ’

Become the Media, Hitch Your Wagon to a Larger Audience

Become the Media, Hitch Your Wagon to a Larger Audience

Good Times Ahead So we are well into the “leasing season” and all is well. Occupancy is rising and rents are pointed up. All is well! Good times ahead! What are you doing with your apartment marketing as the rental tide rises? Could this be considered a “safe time” to try a new and...
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Content Curation or Spam

Content Curation or Spam

Ever notice how things around us change, that actually changes our behavior, but we haven’t really noticed it. Like pumping our own gas for those old enough to remember “Filling Stations”. And while there are dozens of changes happening everyday sometimes they slip our awareness. One thing that marketers are doing today that they...
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Social Outreach Versus Social Marketing; Is There a Difference?

Social Outreach Versus Social Marketing; Is There a Difference?

We have logged nearly (2,000) blog posts at The Urbane Life on line magazine. The blog continues to be the hub of our social marketing at Urbane Apartments. From day one I have been adamant that writers can write about anything they are passionate about. We love to highlight local businesses and events, and generally focusing on...
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Marketing in Everything You Do

Marketing in Everything You Do

How much impact do marketers really have on business results? If your business or brand is stellar, does marketing really matter? We all know of a great restaurant that has a line out the door every night who has never done any advertising, or the local brand that everyone just goes there because. When...
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Engaging Your Employees

Engaging Your Employees

As companies and businesses enter the social space, things can be a little scary for them. They no longer have control of the message. Perhaps the establishment never had control, but if they couldn’t hear or see it, it must be so. This social media thing has changed all of that. Anyone in your company is now a publisher, and some...
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Make the Competition Irrelevant by Changing the Rules

Make the Competition Irrelevant by Changing the Rules

One of our strengths at Urbane Media is Branding. Our ability to create and market the Brand of the businesses we represent. Some of the challenges that businesses have, which is typical of great brands is their ability to break away from the competition by creating uncontested market space that makes the competition irrelevant. Untapped market space demand creation of something new...
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Apartment Marketers Cure Vacancy Panic by Spending More

Apartment Marketers Cure Vacancy Panic by Spending More

Do you have a mentor? If you are lucky enough to have one to help guide your career, or even just visit with every now and again, take advantage of that resource. I have done just that with my last employer, Jonathan Holtzman, Chairman at Village Green Companies. It may only be a breakfast meeting here or there...
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How to Rent Apartments on Facebook

How to Rent Apartments on Facebook

We have been on our soapbox here at the Urbane Laboratory about the number of Facebook Fans a small business or Apartment Community needs to create traction. Until you have mustered up a few thousand Facebook Fans narrowly targeted to your ideal demographic you are mostly talking to yourself. There just isn’t anyone there....
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Does Craig’s List Automation Work

Does Craig’s List Automation Work

Craig’s List has been a double edged sword for apartment marketers since inception of the awkward classified listings service. On one hand the classified service is free, that said, successfully administering Craig’s List ads can become daunting for the already overworked site staff and it is far from “free” to keep up with the daily postings. Scaling the postings...
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QR Codes, Not Move in Baskets for Apartment Marketing

QR Codes, Not Move in Baskets for Apartment Marketing

We have been slow to react to the QR Code frenzy at the Urbane Lab. A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code...
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