1000's of newcomers from Canada and overseas are arriving in Saskatchewan every month to start a new life. Help them out by telling them about www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com . The directories that work FOR the people of the cities we service.
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Social media is one of the many ways the Trusted Team communicates the Trusted Directories philosophy to the public in the cities we service. New research proves that social media interaction between a customer and a brand drives both immediate and long-term sales increases. A report from LoyaltyOne, Medill Medill, and the Ivey Business School at Western University establishes the accountability link long sought by brands that have showered dollars on social media marketing while attempting to prove the return on investment to members of the C-suite.
The research findings are based on a two-year analysis of brand-customer social media engagement and transaction data. Researchers were able to show that those engaging customers with social media increased sales by 15% to 30% versus those not using any social media. The good news is this research delivers the evidence that investment in social media has the potential to return benefits in the form of transactions, profits and ROI if done well.
The higher the level of participation in a social media event, the greater the impact on a consumer’s purchasing activity.
As you can see by a recent screen shot of www.trustedsaskatoon.com where 1222 of the 1501 fans are talking about us, we are doing a great job of engaging our fans by providing value with posts, contests & articles that they enjoy. Our aim has always been to create real loyalty...so they spread the positive WOM in their real lives AND in their virtual world.
Thanks to http://www.techvibes.com/blog/social-media-sales-2012-10-26 for original source material.
www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com are more than just the best Regina Directory and the Best Saskatoon Directory they are a growing resource library of Tips ..some provided by our Trusted Partners who really are THE LOCAL EXPERTS in their industries in Saskatoon...and some consumer and business tips provided by us here at Trusted S ! Lets face it ...if you can deal with the experts that share their knowledge freely...why would you go anywhere else? Trusted is here to work for you the consumer ...we want to save you TIME, STRESS and MONEY..Trusted does the research for the consumers ( probably much more thoroughly), so they don't have to..
The Trusted Team is absolutely THRILLED, Excited & Proud to announce that S & E Trusted Online Directory - the business that owns the www.trustedsaskatoon.com , www.trustedregina.com online directories and www.trustedcanada.com has just been announced as one of the 5 FINALISTS for the 2012 ABEX award for Marketing -These are the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce awards for excellence in business!
Sara Wheelwright the Trusted Founder received a phone call Sept 9th from the Saskatchewan Chamber with the news...and it was quickly announced to the media in the following press release:
For Immediate Release September 5, 2012 2012 ABEX Finalists Named
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the list of finalists in the 2012 Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards. In total, 46 nominations from outstanding Saskatchewan businesses were selected as finalists within the 10 ABEX categories. “The quality and diversity of these finalists really showcases the way in which Saskatchewan’s economy is taking a leadership role within Canada, and across the global stage,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. “This year’s slate of nominees is an interesting combination of established businesses with proven achievement records and more recent enterprises that truly show the innovative nature of the latest generation of Saskatchewan entrepreneurs.” This year will mark the 29th anniversary of the ABEX Awards, Saskatchewan’s largest celebration of private sector achievement. The event is hosted by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and presented by Conexus Credit Union. The ABEX is open to any private sector business registered within the province, regardless of size, location or industry. The 2012 ABEX gala, set for October 20th at the Delta Hotel in Regina, is themed as a tribute to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.saskchamber.com
Announcement of the 2012 recipients of the Hall of Fame and Business Leader of the Year will be made prior to the event.
The Business of the Year ABEX Award will be announced at the event October 20th.
The 2012 ABEX Award Finalists Marketing
Sponsored by KPMG LLP
Trusted would like to extend wishes to the other 45 finalists in all categories of the ABEX awards ( see full list here ) Congratulation and Good Luck ..we look forward to meeting all of you at theOctober 20th Gala in Regina..to celebrate excellence in business in the province of Saskatchewan ..it what we live and love!!
Thanks must go to our media partners, Family and friends along with the Trusted Partners for their ongoing support!
Just like we said in our 30 page application - " We are driven to do what we are doing because the Trusted team believes we are doing a good thing- for business in the province as well as for the public….we are rewarding and promoting excellence in business from local Saskatchewan businesses big and small …and we are doing it because we BELIEVE in what we are doing ..and we BELIEVE in our Trusted Partners!
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www.trustedregina.com has now been launched to the public for over 3months and it is clear that the Regina Public appreciate the service....as the numbers for the first quarter show 1000's more people have been to the Regina directory than vistited the Saskatoon directory in its first quarter..
www.trustedsaskatoon.com has had over 30,000 unique visitors to the directory since it went live and over 90% of the visits have come from Saskatchewan...truly impressive numbers...active buyers looking for Trusted Businesses!
In the same period Regina has had nearly 10,000 visitors with 87% from Saskatchewan the majority from Regina..in fact in the last 30days alone we have seen a 27% increase in visits to www.trustedregina.com ..in the Sumnmer ..which is the slowest time on the internet in Saskatchewan..so this indicates that www.trustedregina.com is going to set a new record for visitor numbers and beat www.trustedsaskatoon.com 's impressive 1st year ...
A major reason why is the added value we offer the public with the Trusted Tips ..and the social media engagement ..we now have over 440 Trusted Regina Facebook fans , over 1200 Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Fans and over 1250 Twitter Followers , and growing daily!
The ever growing list of Trusted Regina businesses on the REGINA DIRECTORY and Trusted Saskatoon businesses on the Saskatoon Directory is an impressive list...and we are proud to feature and promote them to the Saskatchewan public ( and beyond)
The Trusted Partners on board are forward thinkers, innovators and experts in the city and they understand that to make a difference in your business that offering ' just good service' doesn't cut it anymore..they offer remarkable service and they do that as standard.
The Trusted partners have made a commitment to share their expertise with the public , and make Trusted Regina and Trusted Saskatoon not just the best place to source local businesses when you have a need...but also a place that is becoming a growing library of tips and resources over more than just the 40 categories we reach....Type ' Trusted Tips Regina' or ' Trusted Tips Saskatoon' into Google and you will see what we mean...or go to our 'Trusted Tips ' Library on the Regina directory or Trusted Tips on the Saskatoon Directory to read the well written, interesting and helpful tips our Trusted Partners have provided....or simply ' Choose a category ' from the list on the left of the the Blog page....we are more than just another Directory..we are THE Smart & Simple Choice ....and we work for YOU!
The SASKATOON DIRECTORY and REGINA DIRECTORY of Trusted businesses..the smart & simple choice!
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