The Lawrence Marketplace Blog

Northeast Kansas Job Fair this Wednesday, March 16th at the Holiday Inn

If you're currently looking for a job or thinking about a change in careers, don’t miss the the Northeast Kansas Marketplace Job Fair, Wednesday, March 16, at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Convention Center! Admission is free and is open to the public A job fair is a great way to get you ...

Send a Valentine’s Day Message to your Sweetie

You guys have submitted close to 200 Valentine messages so far and Lawrence is definitely feeling the love. We'll be posting them until about 5:oo today so it's not too late to send in your Valentine's Day message. And be sure to check out the page to see if someone left you a message at ...

Inspiring Story Behind VW Darth Vader Commercial

The Super Bowl commercial featuring a young boy dressed as Darth Vader, who thinks he successfully uses the Force to start his dad's car, has tied for highest finish ever by a car ad in the Super Bowl in an annual [USA Today Ad Meter][1] poll of consumer panelists. In a field of sometimes ...

GOOG-411 Goes Bye Bye and Nothing’s Del.icio.us Anymore ?

Last week, Google pulled the plug on its Goog411 service. As a frequent user of the service for the past 3+ years, this news is dismaying. Goog411 was fantastic, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 and you had voice recognition Google results for businesses. Just say your city and state and the place ...

Game Nut Birthday Party Huge Success

On Saturday, the Game Nut video game, movie and dvd store celebrated its 5th birthday party by giving away $5,000 worth of stuff in drawings and prizes. Like Nintendo Wiis, ipods, xboxes, plus they served cake in the gaming loft (which is awesome by the way, you can pretty much play any game ...

Print or Online – Which Coupons do You Use the Most?

A recent study found that 80% of coupon redeemers got their coupons from a newspaper. And close to 78% say they've printed out an online coupon at least once. Good article with some interesting information on coupon habits. The report speculates "These findings may indicate a lasting change ...

Ratings and Reviews have come to Lawrence Marketplace

We are very excited to announce the addition of Ratings and Reviews to Lawrence Marketplace.  Along with the recently added social media features and sharing options, this brings a new level of engagement and involvement to our site for both Lawrence customers and Lawrence businesses ...

Ratings and Reviews now on Shawnee Marketplace.com

Tell others what you think and share your experiences about your favorite places in Shawnee, KS. The new ratings and review feature lets you rate Shawnee businesses and see what others have to say. Had great service or a good experience at a local Shawnee business? Reward that business by ...

#SWSALE Twitter Contest!

Sidewalk Sale in Downtown LawrenceThursday July 15, 2010Full Details at LJWorld.com/swsaleStop by our Lawrence Marketplace booth at 9th and Mass toenter drawings for cash prizes all day long.We'll be giving away goodie bags, free water and balloonsfor the kidsPlus, follow it all on ...

Hurry – KUSports NBA contests ends soon!

Deadline to enter our KuBall NBA Draft contest is NOON TODAY. Where will Aldrich, Collins and Henry go in the NBA Draft? Think you know - enter our contest and you could win a Paul Pierce jersey & blu-ray player from Kiefs Audio-Video: ...

Share Content and Link to Your Social Sites

Two new features have been added to Marketplace that allow you to link your Marketplace Business to your other Social Media Sites and that make it easy for visitors to share content like coupons, photos and calender events on their facebook, twitter or email! Link to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ...

Yellow Pages Stepping up a Notch in Local and Social

A few days ago AT&T YellowPages launched an improved site, yp.com, with a better-defined assertion that they are contenders in local search. I'm finding, almost in spite of myself, that I really like a bunch of the improvements. But I'm still quite disappointed when it comes to ...

Marketplace – We doubled our visits in 2009!

I've just completed some traffic analysis for Marketplace and wanted to share how our site is growing. In 2009, the number of visits to Marketplace has doubled over the previous year ! Some of this is attributable to the expansions made to the site over the last year, but it's also a ...

Upcoming Social Media Events

Two exciting Social Media events are coming up locally here in Lawrence! Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Social Media Workshops The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the World Company's Social Media Staff, will will host two community workshops on social media on February 10th ...

Coupon Feed

As part of the new feature enhancements made to Marketplace, we've added a Coupon Feed that allows you to view all the latest Coupons posted to Marketplace. You can look at everything for the entire site, or choose a category of businesses such as restaurants or heating/cooling, or look ...

Get Found Online or Get Left Behind

We presented an Internet Marketing Seminar for local business owners back in July and had a great turnout. We've received very positive feedback and we're planning additional seminars like this in the coming months. For those that have not had a chance to request their Free Internet Marketing ...

Google Analytics and your Marketplace page

A question I hear quite often when working with businesses on their Marketplace pages is "Now, will you be able to tell me how many people visit my page?" The answer is, quite simply, yes. The Lawrence Journal-World uses Google analytics to monitor the traffic to their websites. Since ...

Lawrence Twestival – Come Join the Fun and Support a Great Cause

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/10/twestival_logo_11-258x300.jpg It's time for the Lawrence Twestival at Jo Shmo's tonight! Jo Shmo's 10 September 2009 :: 6:00pm - 10:00pm 724 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, Lawrence ,KS What is a ...

Site Enhancements

Let us know how you like the new look! We've launched some design enhancements today that make the site easier to navigate. Now it's even quicker to find what you're looking for! Coupons, events, services, hours, menus and specials; if it's local it's on Marketplace. Don't forget ...

Lawrence Marketplace Blog

Welcome to the new Lawrence Marketplace blog! The Lawrence Marketplace team includes Adrian Jacobs, Chris Thompson, Jenny Haralson and Rhonda Crosby. We're all here to help Lawrence Business owners connect with their local customers. We'll be posting frequent tips, video tutorials, and ...