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HEY..Business owners! Why should you want to be Trusted over all the other options out there for advertising?

So as a business owner in Saskatchewan (or further afield as we plan to expand..and explain...across Canada) , why should you allocate some of your precious marketing budget to being a Trusted Directories partner?    www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com are the number 1 most visited and trusted directories in their cities for a reason! 

Well, lets explain things really simple ...because, lets face it, there's more than enough smoke and mirrors in this new marketing landscape and quite frankly we are AGAINST that as a company!  

 

FIRSTLY WE ARE TRUSTWORTHY, and we are the real deal ...so if you over promise and under deliver as a company ..stop reading NOW , we are not for you and never will be an option for you to consider!   

 

At Trusted HQ we like numbers, we like data and we like charts....but most of all we love comparisons!  
So lets do a comparative analysis of  TRUSTED DIRECTORIES  vs the 'other options'  out there competing for your time, your attention and YOUR budget!

We could pretty it up, pay for some slick design or make it into an infograph! But you know what? That takes time, and it would'nt really be the best use of OUR time to do that, and definitely not your time,  to decipher it (we have to admit, some infographs have beaten us mentally).  

Here at Trusted HQ, we prefer spending our time helping our partners succeed,  and lets face it, if you run a successful and in demand business ( as we know YOU do! ),  time is the most precious thing you have! 

Let's lay it out there , Trusted is the ONLY  Saskatchewan Marketing company EVER,  that has been recognized and won awards for excellence in marketing Locally ( SABEX)  , Provincially (ABEX)  and Internationally ( STEVIE AWARDS) to date... and the caliber of businesses we partner with, and the results we bring them are a big reason why we are so successful! 

See the 2 charts below - to see Trusted against some of the ' other options' locally, nationally and by general medium. These are on and offline,  so  see what we have to offer in comparison....see why we are recognized internationally for our efforts, and make your own mind up.  

 

Here are some excel spreadsheets we created to show the options/ differences etc.. They are by no means all encompassing, this is a focus on  Saskatoon, SK- we would welcome a comparison with any media/ anywhere in Canada or the World (contact us if you would like that, or for us to answer any other questions.)


*the average cost is $monthly unless otherwise specified 
** Trusted Pros and Consumer Choice refused to answer any questions about their business/ practices/ marketing budget- so we did not include them.  

 

 

 

Read the testimony of business owners just like you that took the leap of faith and signed up to something DIFFERENT here 

 

" Another thing to consider is that the Trusted team works more hours to promote our partners,  with more passion, than any other marketing reps or companies that you have worked or will ever work with -  $ for $ ...that I guarantee" Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Founder

 

 

We don't sell click throughs, that is a fraction of our worth...but when we look at our partners analytic data we see that consistently, we are the number 1 marketing referral source,  and we can and DO show anyone that wants to see! So, if you have any questions or would like to see the figures and facts for YOURSELF ...contact our leader : sara@trustedcanada.com  

Trusted marketing and social media tips- Knowing what to promote on Facebook

The Trusted team have been recognized as being amongst the best marketers in Saskatchewan, and one of the factors to a successful marketing strategy is knowing what your audience is interested in, and also very importantly knowing when you have something that will appeal to the masses!  Too many companies spend their time selling themselves instead of listening to their audience. The key to social is starting conversations with your customers and prospects that they are interested in! 

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Here is a great real case study that happened on Trusted Regina's Facebook page recently.

Trusted Regina's Facebook page recently won a ' Battle of the Pages ' with Trusted Saskatoon's Facebook page, - the details of which you can see below in the post from the Trusted Regina Facebook page on September 11th 2014 

 

We then had the task to choose 6 random winners that week and give out the prizes, which is fun!  

An important thing to note, is that at Trusted we always announce the winners publicly, and send them a message. We also ask the fans to reach out to them if they haven't responded within a few days- it's super important to be transparent with your fans and we always try to get pics of the winners with their prizes too- there are countless ' suspect ' contests on Facebook, and people have become  quite cynical of contests....and many actively stay away from entering ' big prize contests' as they think most are scams

 

One of the winners chosen was Chad Burkley, and when he contacted us to claim he sent a message to say he was thrilled to win, but that he wanted to pass on the prize to someone else to pay forward this act of kindness- which we thought was both unexpected and lovely of him, so we decided to ask Chad to pick the next winner ! 

His email in reply we shared in a post on Facebook ...and then the marketing magic happened! 

 

We knew what we had would engage most people, and make them smile- a winning combination. We put the post  together, with our own additional ' surprise', found a great image that we knew would capture attention,  and then we invested $40 boosting it to our target audience- a local audience 18+.

The results speak for themselves- with over 580 likes and over 140 + shares ( amazing considering it happened on a Friday night (generally Fri- Sun in the summer are the worst times to do FaceBook posts ) & within 24 hours we had reached over 21,000 people, picked up 75 new likes to the page and introduced our BRAND and our personality to a new audience.

 

Or we could have just picked another winner ourselves and posted them....


You see, sometimes things unplanned happen, and great marketing isn't about guessing, it's a skill set, it's knowing what to do when something is presented to you, and how to use it with the view to furthering your companies overall Marketing mission! 


At Trusted we have the marketing skills, and we know how to get every last drop out of every $1 we invest in advertising - both for ourselves and our clients. 

S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc win the Saskatoon Chambers 2014 SABEX Award for marketing

The Trusted Directories team were thrilled to be presented with the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award at the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce glamorous Gatsby themed event at Prairie Land in Saskatoon on May 15th 2014.

"To deliver with integrity, a high-quality, enjoyable and celebratory series of business events, wherein true business excellence is recognized, promoted and celebrated, and networking potential encouraged and enhanced."

The award for SABEX Marketing is awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges evaluated the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business. The business must be a for profit business and must have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.

 

The award was presented to Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder, and the creator of the Trusted marketing strategy.  The finalists in both of the categories Trusted were finalist in ( New Product/Service and Marketing ) were all primarily women owned and operated, and the other marketing finalists Metric Design Centre ( Trusted Saskatoon partner ) and SleepWell Baby are amazing and have a strong and effective marketing strategies both off and online- Trusted is proud to be a member of such a progressive Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce that recognizes times have changed KUDOS to you and to all the finalists and winners from last night!!


Best Saskatoon marketing company

Saskatoon SABEX awards

 

 

 

 

The Trusted Team 

 

 

 

SABEX Award Winner

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