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Trusted Directories team share latest stats on Canadian Connectivity - proving the time to get mobile in business is NOW

The Trusted team strives to keep up with the innovations in marketing and advertising as they happen.. we 'WALK the WALK and TALK the TALK' . Trusted is  super active ( and effective) on our many  (SM's) social media platforms, we blog consistently and we have a fantastic new Trusted App.

' New media ' is constantly changing and it is important as a business owner and / or marketing person to take the time to keep yourself informed (and on track) with new developments, so you can see how they may influence and affect your businesses bottom line now and in the future.

When we find great information we share it with our partners and friends here on the Trusted Canada blog and in person, after all, that's what being social is all about.

 

The Trusted Directories mandate is to make consumers life easier by promoting and supporting GREAT local SMB's ( Small Medium Businesses) because we realize without them in a marketplace offering great service and local accountability we would all suffer...they are the true life blood of the economy, the worms in the dirt, and it's important that they are supported and that they are encouraged to make time to keep up with consumer trends and habits.       

 

Canadian connectivity and mobile trends...why it's important to have an online AND mobile presence in business today

( and if not plan for it soon!)

 

FACTS FIRST:

  • Canadian consumers are WAY ahead of the rest of the World when it comes to Online and mobile usage- spending on average 17.5hous a week online!   
  • Over 80% of the population has internet access, and more and more Canucks are signing up daily and embracing social media via smartphones. 
  • Canadian watch more videos online each month than any other nation on Earth.
  • The average Canadian consumer is plugged-in everywhere!

In the average Canadian home it is not uncommon to have 10 + points of internet access ( multiple smart phones, desktops, tablets, laptops, ipods, smart TVs, online gaming system's like Play Stations, Digital Media receivers like Boxee's or Apple TV's) . Canadians access the internet on the go, at work, while watching TV, and while shopping ( who hasn't check a bottle of win on an App or done a quick internet scan to price check on an item you are considering buying? ). So it really doesn't make ANY sense that Canadian businesses are still lagging when it comes to integrating ecommerce and mobile marketing into their marketing strategy. If they want to engage with the constantly increasing online Canadian consumers, businesses must take action to increase their online activity to have a chance of ' getting the sale' .

Marketing experts have been telling us for 2+ years now that “mobile is the next big thing.” ..and guess what it is HERE! 

Local SMB's need to Adapt and Grow ..or they will SUCK, because if they aren't where their customers are looking for them,  they will lose the sale to someone that is! Chances are that someone is a BIG BOX that has been waiting for the opportunity to take the business, with a department of marketers who are in step with what's been happening and who have everything already in place to make the experience as smooth as possible for customers to switch their business over or new customers to choose them.

Here is a great Infographic from 6SMarketing that does a great job of laying out EXACTLY where Canadian connectivity was at in 2012..and it isn't decreasing that's for sure! Some truly startling stats ( from GOOGLE ) that really do prove our point!

So what do we know for sure?  

This ' interweb thingy'  isn't going away,  social is vital for business success NOW (and in the future) and mobile IS an important factor and SHOULD be an important consideration in any SMB's marketing strategy (especially in their website design).

Even if you personally don't feel like you and your social group of peers are as connected as the stats we have shared, even if you don't personally like to be online so much, even if it 's not how YOU do business....take heed of this great saying that we use all the time to prospective clients who struggle with our concept and way of doing things..

"The Fisherman doesn't have to eat the worm ..it's not MEANT for him!"

 

 

If you want to know more about Trusted and what we do-  connect with us ..you'll find us on Facebook in Saskatoon, Facebook in Regina , on Twitter @Trustedcanada on You Tube , on Blogger on Pintrest , on LinkedIn or just Contact us through the website

What the Trusted Guarantees really mean -Trusted Saskatoon RV dealer recieves praise about their outstanding customer service

The Trusted directories were set up based upon the principals of good business, and the foundation of good business is integrity. Simply put, if you don't care about your customers needs as a business then you will never be trusted.

When Sara the Trusted founder came up with the ' Trusted directories concept '  she wanted to have clear, simple guildlines or ' guarantees' laid out for all to see , and she knew it was important for the Trusted partners to sign contracts to uphold those guarantees (and for the partners to be held to them by Trusted).  

The Trusted Guarantees

  

1.Provide the service and quality promised.

2.Complete the job on time.

3.Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

4.Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

5.Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

All 5 of these guarantees are important ..but the one that can raise a business from average to exceptional is number 5 ...you see it's easy to do business when everything go's to plan ..it's when something go's wrong that a business can truly shine ( or not)...who they deal with upset or angry customers shows how much they are invested in providing the best customer service...especially if the problem was not caused by anything they did! 

   

 

We received the following un solicited comment through the the Saskatoon directory recently, from a customer of TRX RV a Trusted Saskatoon RV dealer  and it really proves their worthiness as a Trusted saskatoon business, and we wanted to share it with you!

 

 

 

" We purchased a trailer in 2011 from TRX and while we liked it we found it did not fit our needs. We went back to TRX in 2012 (after researching a multitude of trailers and dealers) and decided to go with a larger version of the same trailer. To our dismay this particular trailer seemed to be plagued with a multitude of major issues, which in spite of the best efforts of the TRX team, were not resolved. We dealt with Tom regarding our frustrations and were pleased with the approach he took with us, and on our behalf, with the manufacturer. While the manufacturer didn’t offer TRX the help or resolution they needed Tom resolved our problems with a satisfactory and equitable solution. Throughout this process, TRX (Tom and his staff) went above and beyond to help us out. We would like to thank the TRX team for their excellent customer service and highly recommend TRX. "

Kudos to the TRX RV Team for the way they handled this issue and thumbs up from the Trusted team! 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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S & E Trusted Online Directories finalist 2013 SABEX Award for Marketing and Trustedregina.com 1st birthday results

Today has been an amazing day at S & E Trusted Online Directories! We are honored to have been chosen as a finalist for the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce 2013 SABEX Awards in the Marketing category. Our finalist status was announced along with the 3 other finalist in the marketing category who were recognized for their business excellence at the nominees reception today in Saskatoon.

The SABEX Celebrate Success gala takes place May 9th in Saskatoon at TCU Place.

 

Here is Sara Wheelwright the Trusted Directories Founder ( she is the 'Trusted Marketing team' as she does it ALL in her in-home studio/office from concept, production, voicing and all the design) with the SABEX finalist award! Cross your Fingers for us !    

 

 

The other exciting news is the 1st birthday of www.trustedregina.com, as the directory was launched to the public with a mass media marketing campaign exactly 1 year ago on April 16th 2012!   

The rise of Trustedregina.com has been astronomical, and just shows how much of a need there is in Regina for this service! We were thrilled when www.trustedsaskatoon.com exceeded the business plan by 7,000 unique visitors in it's first year to reach 22,000 uniques visitors..www.trustedregina.com achieved this level in just 9 months and has finished the year at OVER a staggering 36,000 unique visitors, and these are quality,  engaged and active LOCAL BUYERS with over 62% from Regina and over 80% from Saskatchewan!!! 

The 2 Trusted directories are now getting 100's of unique visitors a day EACH with www.trustedsaskatoon.com getting nearly 600 visitors a day some days ..so it makes sense that the Trusted businesses are booming!!  

Google analytic data from www.trustedregina.com ( not including the traffic from the Trusted App)  

We are striving for success and excellence always ..and that means we are working hard for the Trusted Partner and the  Public to provide the BEST DIRECTORIES in the World!

Truly the Smart and Simple Choice for consumers and local businesses alike!

S & E Trusted Online Directory announces the Trusted Android App

Another Exciting week at Trusted HQ...with another HUGE announcement - the Trusted App created by Saskatoon's very own College Mobile now has an Android versio! 

The Android Trusted App can be downloaded HERE along with the Trusted Apple App ( download here)which was approved earlier in March.

Download the App that currently provides Trusted , locally accountable businesses in Regina and Saskatoon along with an ever growing library of tips provided by  THE local experts, and you can also enter the contest to win $1000's of prizes, there will be draws at least once a month and you just need to enter once and have the app on your phone to be eligible to win..FOREVER!!!! What are you waiting for?

 

How to do a Trade show with Pizzaz!!! TrustedRegina.com team and the Trusted Partners at the 2013 What Women Wants show

posted by Trusted Regina | March 18, 2013 23:00

The www.trustedregina.com  team had a wonderful time at the Regina What Women Want Show 2013....it might have been blizzard and freezing outside but inside we had almost TOO Much fun!!  The show was all about supporting LOCAL businesses and that is what WE DO...the ones WE know you can Trust!! 

We had $1000's of prizes to give away all donated by Trusted Regina Partners, a Big GONG ( that we banged every 2 hours all weekend when we picked a winner)  , a magician, balloons and so many giggles..the feedback from the public was amazing ..clearly we have something people like and appreciate! ( phew!!) .

Fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we always appreciate feedback and LOVE giving away prizes!!

Enjoy the video ...see if there is anyone you recognize ..and be sure to go to the show next year..as we are only going to be bigger and better!!  

 

 

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