Posts for 2016



Fairs are what we do.

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Theme development, ad design, television production, event planning, PR consulting, media coordination… a lot of planning goes in to making a fair happen every year. As members of the International Associate of Fairs and Expos and Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs, Robert Sharp & Associates are experts in the fair marketing industry. We are excited to be speaking about our experiences at the RMAF convention this year! Read some of our successes below.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Social Media Strategy Driving Attendance, Tourism

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STURGIS – During three weeks spanning the 2016 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, the City of Sturgis’ rally events department reported record social media traffic.

Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ reports that between July 22 and August 18, the official rally Facebook page reached 2,951,000 people and Twitter reached 432,000 people. Both numbers surpassed social media numbers recorded over the same time period during the 75th rally in 2015.

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Timing is Key: Google’s New Tool

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While technology continues to advance, Google has recently released a tool for businesses to see how well websites work across a variety of platforms (desktop, mobile devices, etc). This really isn’t surprising considering Google changed its algorithm in 2015 to give mobile-friendly websites more stature in search rankings.  People spend more time searching on their mobile devices instead of their computers, which pushes companies to make their websites more mobile-friendly. According to KPCB mobile technology trends by Mary Meeker, 51% of users view content through a mobile device compared to 42% on desktop.  The bottom line is this: if your website is mobile friendly, you’ve taken an important first step.  However, if your website’s load time isn’t optimized – for mobile devices or on desktop – your customers aren’t going to stick around on your website for long.

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