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Country Club Membership Retention

By Stephann Cotton Posted in - Media & Networking & Real Estate on December 17th, 2013

In today’s ever-changing world of country club marketing, one aspect that every marketing director should study is social programming. In years past, primary social engagements revolved around golf tournaments, drinking, and eating. Today clubs are catering to a more diverse and younger audience that is interested in learning, wellness, new experiences and social interaction that should be brought into every club’s social calendar. Many of the clubs today are building interactive display kitchens where they can have the chefs teach classes with new recipes, local organic farm-to-table produce and recipes designed to keep people healthy, active and fulfilled. Some of the clubs have even videotaped these efforts and run them on their club channel TV stations. Another popular activity is discovering…

Country Club Membership Recruiting for the Future

By Stephann Cotton Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Real Estate & Social Media on December 3rd, 2013

Today’s marketing programs for golf and country clubs must be very different compared to how we have marketed prior to the recent recession. Most clubs were originally geared towards a specific demographic and psychographic profile- the Silent Generation born between 1925 and 1942. These profiles have shifted during the downturn, which is why membership recruitment strategies must shift as well. The previously targeted buyer profile has aged, and with that the referral base has diminished. The life and future of your club depends on how well you can “young it up” to appeal to the next market. Not only will the younger market be around longer to enjoy the club, but the projected revenue stream of a 40 – 50…

Let’s Talk Facebook Advertising

By media Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Social Media on August 28th, 2013

Facebook Ads  are ever-evolving. They can be used to geographically and demographically target Facebook users who should “Like” your page. These ads are of the “pay-per-click” variety, therefore you only pay for what you get. Facebook profile information allows advertisers to hyper-target prospective consumers based on their age, location, education, relationship status, interests like favorite cities, restaurants, beaches and much more. Are you taking advantage of Facebook’s Advertising platform? Well, you should be and things are about to get a little bit better. From updated precise audience targeting to ad creation and performance measurement, Facebook has just released its newest update coming soon. Announced last week, new updates and changes are coming to Facebook’s advertising platform. Big ones. New changes…

Establish Marketing Priorities and Analyze Every Step of the Way

By Laurie Andrews Posted in - Media & Networking & Public Relations & Social Media & Uncategorized & Web on August 21st, 2013

All across the country, real estate continues to see positive news for the industry. The good news on sales success is being driven by investment buyers seeking appreciation or rental income.  As the cycle continues and the economy continues to strengthen, end-user buyers will continue to increase. As builders and developers are putting their strategic marketing plan in place, questions often arise on how much they should budget and what the top priorities should be. As a leader in real estate marketing for more than four decades, Cotton & Company is assisting its clients by establishing priorities throughout their strategic plan. Focusing on direct consumer sales most often results in a higher ROI by lessening the commission expense.  Today, most…

Spring Ahead

By media Posted in - Media & Networking & Public Relations & Social Media & Uncategorized & Web on March 12th, 2013

March 10th at 2am, we sprung ahead one hour. Daylight Savings Time is nearly upon us. “DST” is a way of making better use of the daylight hours by setting the clocks forward one hour in the spring and then back again in the fall. Do you believe this is a good practice or not worth the hassle for one extra hour of evening daylight during the warmer months?There are different schools of thought on this practice. Some studies report that DST saves energy, but you can find just as many studies that report it does not. Some people say the loss of that one-hour of sleep affects their health, mood and body clocks. However, many appreciate the extra hour…

Facebook’s Newest Search Tool – How To Use It

By media Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Social Media & Uncategorized on March 3rd, 2013

For years, we have been posting and sharing information about our companies and ourselves through the Internet. Among all of the outlets available on the Internet today, Facebook is among the most popular, used to help deliver detailed and sometimes over the top information to the public. As of January 2013, Facebook released a new search tool, called Graph Search, allowing Facebook users to find almost whatever they want on Facebook, including people and places and which people like which places. This information has always existed, however, now Facebook is making it easier for the public to access. Graph Search is currently in limited beta testing, allowing only a certain amount of people to have access until it integrates into…

Photography: Setting the Stage

By media Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Public Relations & Social Media & Uncategorized on February 19th, 2013

We all know the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but in order to get the photo to evoke the right one thousand words, several key factors must be considered before that shutter is released. 1. Shotlist – Organize. Organize. Organize. The more organized you are before a photoshoot, the easier it will be the day of. Create a shot list that breaks out the details: the shot, the location, the scene, which models are used, what’s the wardrobe, which props are needed, what is expected of the client. Review the shot list with EVERYONE. The photographer, the talent, the client, even the maintenance department! (Hey, you never know when you are going to need a ladder STAT!) Having…

6 Reasons Video Should be a High Priority When Selling Real Estate

By Laurie Andrews Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Public Relations & Real Estate & Social Media & Uncategorized on January 21st, 2013

Video content is new terminology in the digital marketing age. In years past, creating a video meant a one-time production to acquire and edit a short film to tell the story of your community vision. In today’s content-rich environment, new marketing channels provide outlets where video becomes a constantly evolving tool. Creating compelling video content should rise to the top of your priority list for a variety of reasons: 1. As consumers, we live in a visual world and technology has opened the door to online learning, on-demand movies, and independent entertainment delivered through alternative channels. We look to YouTube for “how to” videos, recipes and research. Why would buying real estate be any different? 2. Making a new home purchase…

Why Social Media Marketing Works for Real Estate

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Public Relations & Real Estate & Social Media & Uncategorized on January 14th, 2013

If you’ve been keeping up then you know that the final choice in the homebuyer’s decision-making process is most highly influenced by emotions. And for this reason, as real estate marketers, we must focus on lifestyle selling. Once you understand how important the lifestyle sell is to real estate, it then becomes increasingly clear why social marketing fits the bill. Here’s how: People love sharing exciting news about their lives on Facebook. This is the most natural place for buyers to showcase their new home purchase to their friends. The simple nature of sharing online and connecting with your closest friends and family falls perfectly in line with referral marketing. Never before was there such an easy way to reach…

Is it Time to Change Out Those Engines?

By Stephann Cotton Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Public Relations & Real Estate & Social Media on December 26th, 2012

You own a yacht, and it’s been quite a few years since you updated her. The engines probably need to be rebuilt or maybe even replaced. After significant due diligence, you discover that much has happened in the engine world since you last overhauled your engines. Innovative technology has opened new opportunities for substantially improved fuel mileage, quieter running engines and a digital dashboard allowing for constant analysis of all mechanical components. While you’re thrilled with the innovation, you’re also concerned about what it is going to cost. What’s a captain to do? There is only one answer — order the new engines. Yes, it is large expense, but your investment in the vessel is larger, and you must protect…