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(02/22/16) LocalVox, a simple, effective and affordable online marketing platform that helps small and medium sized businesses be found, announced alignment with EXIT Realty Corp. International as an official EXIT Approved Supplier. After a careful review process, LocalVox was chosen to be part of EXIT’s elite group of companies because of its ability to help EXIT brokers and agents build, organize and manage their online presence.
(02/15/16) LocalVox has been named one of the “10 Most Promising SEO Soultions Providers” by Marketing Tech Insights.
The list was voted by a panel of experts and members of the Marketing Tech Insights editorial board after evaluation across more than a dozen quantitative and qualitative elements, including the company’s experience, industry recognition, technical certifications, market presence and positive client reviews.
(07/22/15) Instead of relying on agencies to manage their social media accounts, local merchants are increasingly using self-management platforms to post on multiple networks, optimize campaigns, and calculate ROI from their social investments.
LocalVox is one of the top social media management tools that SMBs can use to reach their social media goals.
(06/30/15) LocalVox’s online marketing blog has been named a “Best Small Business Blog” by Fit Small Business, calling the blog a “must-read if you want to increase your local visibility and customer base.”
In 2013, Marc Prosser and David Warning founded Fit Small Business to make finding the best software, services and financing for small businesses quick and easy. The company works with small businesses across multiple industries, from technology and finance to real estate, landscaping and medical practices.
(06/04/15) LocalVox, the most comprehensive integrated platform for cloud-based local Internet marketing, was awarded two best-in-class awards today for delivery of superior products and services to small business.
Top SEOs awarded the rapidly growing technology company Best Local SEO Company, alongside other industry leaders such as OrangeSoda and Boostability. The winners are chosen by an independent research team at Top SEOs who benchmark and report on the top local SEO companies from around the world.
In addition, LocalVox was named a 2015 Best of Manhattan Software Company, joining the ranks of other innovators such as Intuit, Microsoft, and Inc. The Best of Manhattan recognizes market leaders that have achieved exceptional success in the local community by enhancing the positive image of small businesses.
(02/21/15) LocalVox and The Berry Company Invite Local Businesses to Enter the Second Annual “Next Big SMB” Marketing Makeover Contest. 21 local businesses will receive free, expert local online marketing solutions.
(09/23/14) Earlier today TBC Holdings, parent of The Berry Company, announced it had acquired LocalVox.
LocalVox over time built out a suite of “content marketing” tools for SMBs or for resellers, such as The Berry Company. Currently LocalVox serves multi-location brands, franchises and individual SMBs. TBC has worked with LocalVox for almost two years and decided to buy the company based on its experience with the product and the team.
(09/23/14) TBC Holdings, the parent company of The Berry Company, announced earlier today the purchase of NYC-based LocalVox Media.
LocalVox, which provides a wide range of marketing software platforms designed specifically for local and hyperlocal marketing, sees the deal as an opportunity to become the go-to app for hyperlocal marketers from coast to coast.
(09/08/14) Forbes recently ranked the 15 hottest New York City technology companies and LocalVox was ranked #5. Forbes recognized LocalVox’s award-winning service and products along with their recent partnership with payment giant First Data.
LocalVox is in good company on this list with the likes of ZocDoc, Kaltura, Taboola, MongoDB, and Venmo to name a few.
(08/20/14) The largest payment processing company in the U.S. is officially in the marketing business.
Last week, First Data Ventures, the payment processing giant’s venture wing, announced a partnership and investment with social marketing platform LocalVox — the latest in a string of investments meant to help the payment processing giant enter new markets.
(07/22/14) More isn’t always better. From geo-targeted campaigns to DIY promotion builders and email marketing platforms, small business owners often say they are overwhelmed by the sheer number of local marketing options available. When it comes to creating comprehensive local marketing strategies that include two or more hyperlocal solutions, many of these merchants don’t even know where to begin.
Street Fight interviewed and cited LocalVox co-founderTrevor Sumner as to what it takes to create a successful local marketing strategy.
(07/08/14) You’re a small retailer, and you’re nervous about Amazon.com. Well, you shouldn’t be.
Sure, they’re a giant, and aggressive. Yes, people may be able to find the same products you sell for a cheaper price on Amazon. Many may not have a problem waiting a day or two to have it shipped to them (oftentimes for free).
Entrepreneur names LocalVox as a simple way for local businesses to out market the competition with an all-in-one local marketing platform that optimizes your website, social media, directories, email marketing, SEO and much more.
(06/25/14) Content marketing has been around for quite some time in analog form –think direct mail, product catalogs and brochures. The growth of social media as a marketing and direct communication channel has propelled modern, digital content marketing to the forefront. This has led to a “new paradigm” for how SMBs build their brands and reputations through closed-loop communication channels. The consumers’ voice has a new found importance and SMBs need to be there to listen.
While SMBs have been quick to embrace the content switch over from offline to online, content marketing’s relative importance within the broader digital marketing mix has taken time to evolve over the years.
Trevor Sumner, co-founder and CTO of LocalVox, noted that there have been multiple factors explaining why SMB content marketing has recently regained important. One is the movement toward original content and media. Suddenly SMBs have direct lines to their customers. What are they going to say?
(06/04/14) Small business owners are used to operating on a shoestring budget and wearing multiple hats. And today there are a slew of free and low-cost mobile apps that can help. From apps that can handle your accounting to ones that will answer the phone for you, here’s a look at five apps that can replace your office workers and potentially save you a bunch of money.
Every small business owner knows they should be on social media, but for many there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to run a business and market online. LocalVox was named the #1 service that’s aiming to solve that problem.
(01/13/14) SMB CEO named the eight essential sales apps for SMB’s in 2014. LocalVox was included as an all-in-one branding solution for small and local businesses.
(11/04/13) When planning a company social strategy, the sheer number of available tools for social media management can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled 25 great tools to get you and your team started, categorized into 5 types of tools: Social Listening, Social Conversation, Social Marketing, Social Analytics and Social Influencer.
An infographic from Social Media Strategies Summit 2013 was published in Social Media Today naming LocalVox’s Postling software one of the top 25 social media tools.
(07/28/13) In today’s knowledge economy, the marketing landscape for businesses has changed dramatically. Companies that hope to effectively spread the word about their offerings, attract customers, engage with them and ultimately retain them, need to adapt to these changes. Those that fail to do so will fall behind.
A recent Forbes article has placed LocalVox as one of the top online marketing software platforms that can help you boost your business. Specifically, they state that LocalVox is poised to “transform how local businesses market themselves.”
(06/14/13) Small business marketing used to be simple. You could buy some space in the Yellow Pages, take out an ad in the local newspaper, and call it a day. The Internet has spawned innumerable new ways to reach customers, from search engines to social networks and business listings boards. But most small business owners don’t have time to understand which methods are best for them—let alone fine-tune strategies or even keep information updated across platforms.
LocalVox president Trevor Sumner spoke today on a small business panel at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn and shared his thoughts on why small businesses need integrated online marketing solutions.
(06/12/13) Local online directory and advertising giant Dex Media has rated LocalVox as the best app for managing your online presence.
“LocalVox helps small businesses to easily track the visibility of their brand on social media channels, how many people are reading their content, and how many people they can reach. It also includes tools for automatic emails to customers; Facebook and website updates; the ability to publish content across a network of publishers; and the option of updating listing information on about 100 different directories.”
(05/17/13) BuyMichLocal.com, a Michigan directory that promotes local businesses through its website, email blasts and social media, has now partnered with New York City-based LocalVox.com to improve online reputations for Michigan businesses.
The partnership will bring a simple, effective and affordable marketing solution to Michigan area businesses.
(05/31/13) Street Fight has just named LocalVox in it’s top six digital marketing platforms for hyperlocal publishers, noting that publishers can create new streams of revenue by joining the LocalVox network.
(05/15/13) With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, businesses can no longer afford to ignore a mobile presence.
While many businesses think a website is enough, not perfecting it for mobile use can easily turn shoppers away. Research shows 40 percent of mobile consumers turn to a competitor’s site after a bad mobile experience.
LocalVox, a local online marketing solutions firm, is giving small businesses a chance to avoid those situations with its newly released Mobile Website Builder. The do-it-yourself service walks users through each step of development in order to quickly and easily build mobile websites that are effective for local marketing efforts.
(05/15/13) Business Insider covers the launch of our LocalVox’s new mobile website builder, noting
By the end of 2013, more people will use mobile devices than desktops to access the Web. This means small businesses without a mobile-friendly site may stand to frustrate potential customers – but startup LocalVox may have a solution.
(05/14/13) As customer review sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, and TripAdvisor proliferate, reputation management platforms are becoming an increasingly important tool in the local merchant’s arsenal.
Nearly a quarter of small businesses now monitor their online reputations, according to BIA/Kelsey, and revenue for e-mail, reputation and presence management platforms — collectively known as ERPMs — is expected to reach $3.1 billion by the end of the year.
(05/06/13) Social Networks and mobile apps are the wave of the future for business marketing. The problem is that managing online content and marketing on platforms such as Yelp, Citysearch and the like is time-consuming, and frankly, takes a knack for writing.
LocalVox is a New York tech startup that has integrated all of a businesses internet and mobile marketing needs into one easy solution. The subscription-based service promises increased online visibility and search engine optimization (SEO) by way of broadcasting to local publishers, with better leveraging of content as a result.
LocalVox Featured on American Express As Top Social Media Tool
(05/01/13) LocalVox was chosen as one of the three top social media tools for small business by American Express in the most recent article in their knowledge base.
(04/23/13) Apps are becoming more prevalent and powerful than ever. It’s time for entrepreneurs and small business owners to take advantage of these savvy tools to help their businesses grow and run smoother.
(03/25/13) Online coupons can be used to attract new customers who may not be aware of your business and existing customers who either need a reminder to come back, or should be rewarded for their loyalty to help turn them into a champion of your business (especially on social media).
In fact, combined with an effective marketing distribution strategy, coupons are some of the most effective tactics available to you.
(03/06/13) For the second year in a row, LocalVox has been ranked as one of the top 10 hottest startups in NYC. The Huffington Post cites LocalVox as a “one-stop-shop solution [that] allows small-to-medium-sized businesses to easily navigate what can often be an overwhelming marketing process.”
(03/01/13) Trevor Sumner, co-founder of LocalVox, shares startup secrets and the importance of local search and mobile marketing for small business owners in this week’s Founders Chronicle column.
(02/27/13) LocalVox is expanding from New York and Boston to Washington D.C. The move is a small-but-significant step in the company’s grand plan to replace legacy players like ReachLocal as the marketing platform of choice for local businesses.
(02/14/13) What inspired LocalVox co-founder Trevor Sumner to quit working for others and start his own company? In this in-depth interview from KillerStartups.com, Sumner explores the history of LocalVox and shares his advice for budding entrepreneurs.
(01/25/13) VentureBeat highlights the top 4 SEO tools including LocalVox, specifically with a focus on local SEO for local Internet marketing. ”With many businesses struggling to find the time to manage and update their online presence, LocalVox makes it simple.”
(01/23/13) BIA/Kelsey’s recent report highlights LocalVox as the “best cloud-based solution for SMBs.” With all your customers online, marketing is more important than ever, make sure you are equipped with the best solution.
(01/24/13) One recurring theme at last week’s Street Fight Summit concerned the ongoing project of creating, organizing, and aggregating data and content associated with location.
As more consumers find SMBs via mobile applications (through search and other means), the objective of these companies is to deliver as much information about a business to apps and mobile searches as a company’s website would. A simple map icon on 3rd Street and Broadway doesn’t cut it.
For SMBs, the new marketing strategy favors dispersed deployment of enhanced content across multiple media and mobile services.
(12/06/12) Online marketing can be a fragmented business—between email, social media, blogs, link building, and search engine optimization, there are tons of channels to keep up with. Companies are often too strapped for time and manpower to properly manage their Web presence.
But having a solid online presence is important for any company. That’s why LocalVox, an innovative local marketing solution for small and medium businesses, has just announced a partnership with The Berry Company, a leading provider of local online, search, video, and print solutions for over 170,000 local businesses. Berry will offer LocalVox’s marketing solution to its roster of clients in 41 states.
(11/01/12) TechCrunch joined the troupe of experts that chronicled LocalVox’s acquisition of Postling and the release of the new LocalVox product suite. Postling will allow for SMBs to manage all of their social media activity from a Gmail-like inbox while the new suite will increase visibility and further the ease of local online marketing. With the combination of these two heavy-weight tools, local online marketing will practically do itself.
(11/01/12) If you don’t live in New York City, you may not have heard of LocalVox. But the startup, which aims to simplify local marketing for small businesses and publishers, is beginning to take off. Headquartered in the Big Apple, the startup initially focused its efforts in its own backyard, but thanks to the $7.5 million series A it closed two weeks ago, it is now setting its sights on a more national audience.
As part of increasing that scope, LocalVox is today announcing the acquisition of Postling, also an NYC-based startup, which makes a social media dashboard that helps small business owners monitor their social streams, get notified when someone posts to their social pages, and discover who their most influential followers and customers are on social media.
(11/01/12) Software as a service provider LocalVox Media has completed its acquisition of Postling. Postling is an online and mobile application that helps small business owners tackle social media management. LocalVox Media also recently announced its $7.4 million Series A funding.
(10/28/12) Online marketing is where it’s at if you want to grow your business brand, and the LocalVox app makes it simple and easy to market your business in a number of Internet channels, including social media, industry directories, newsletters, and websites. It also sets up your Google Places page for you, and optimizes all of your LocalVox marketing efforts for search engine viability.
(10/18/12) You can’t risk a click on the internet without triggering some kind of marketing deluge, but that hasn’t soured investors’ taste for more.
The latest startup to get some cash for boosting your company’s image is LocalVox, a marketing outfit for small and medium-sized local businesses that raised $7.4 million from Talus Holdings, an affiliate of Blackstone.
LocalVox to forever impact the way we distribute and gather information about our favorite local spots
(10/18/12) Social networks and mobile apps are changing the game when it comes to the way small and mid-sized businesses reach their audiences. Now, an innovative startup has raised millions to bring their online marketing solution to local businesses.
LocalVox, a local, social, and mobile marketing platform, recently obtained a whopping $7.4 million in a Series A funding round. The site helps local businesses to get their brand in the eyes and ears of customers through a combination of online marketing efforts. The funding round was led by Talus Holdings, a local media holding company owned by GSO Capital Partners LP, an affiliate of Blackstone.
(10/18/12) If given the choice, I will always patronize a small, local business over a national corporation. However, many small business owners lack the technological or social media expertise to effectively manage their online presence.
LocalVox, a startup that gives local businesses tools to wage online marketing campaigns, hopes to help and has just raised $7.4 million.
(10/18/12) Local businesses interested in getting their name out to clients and potential customers have increasing options, between social media, mobile, search and other more traditional channels. But New York-based LocalVox believes that for many small- to medium-sized businesses, navigating all of those options is complicated, overwhelming and expensive.
To address that, the company last year launched a full-service marketing platform for local businesses and today LocalVox is announcing that it has raised $7.4 million in Series A funding from Talus Holdings, a local media holding company backed by Blackstone affiliate GSO Capital Partners LP.
(10/11/12) Technology job opportunities are predicted to grow by up to 22 percent over the next 10 years, making it the fastest-growing industry in our economy.
Already, hundreds of tech companies are making their mark on the industry, with impressive investments and growth rates. I’ve put together a list of six fast-growing, innovative and exciting companies that will help the tech industry become America’s most valued — not just for their ideas, but their ability to put the country back to work.
Forbes recognized LocalVox, Kaltura, 2Tor, Noodle, Uber, and Zivelo as one of 6 fast-growing tech companies. LocalVox is accelerating upon in its industry-leading client retention and investing further in their local online marketing solutions while preparing to expand nationally.
(09/11/12) Small business owners who need a hand targeting new customers and communicating with the old ones should take a look at LocalVox.
AMEX Open Forum discusses how most small business owners don’t have the marketing budgets to hire separate firms to manage their company websites, run targeted deals, publish e-newsletters and promote their accounts on various social networking sites, nor do they have the time to handle all these intricate campaigns on their own.
LocalVox can help entrepreneurs promote their businesses through local online publishers and social media networks, as well as through search engines, directories and mobile platforms.
(08/17/12) If you are like the majority of small business owners out there, you are confused. You’ve read all the articles on how to get your business found, how to increase foot traffic and how to manage your online reputation. You followed all the advice, but you still aren’t getting the response you want and the website ranking you desperately desire.
Business Insider talks about some of the best tools for local businesses, including LocalVox.
(09/10/12) PRWeek reviews the LocalVox suite of applications and uses Citibabes Kids Gym as a case study about how local businesses can use the Internet to extend their PR plan across the web, a network of local sites, search, email and social media.
Increasingly local PR companies have to adopt web-based marketing techniques to compete. LocalVox provides the platform for them to bridge the gap.
(7/17/2012) The days when a small business owner could get by running the occasional daily deal and sending brief e-mail newsletters are over. From loyalty programs and social media management tools, to mobile offers and syndicated deals, small businesses are spending more time managing their hyperlocal marketing efforts than ever before.
A survey of 3,300 marketers nationwide found that one-third of business owners (34%) were spending 11 or more hours a week on social media marketing alone in 2011.
(05/29/12) Forbes recognizes LocalVox as the sole marketing app among their list of top 10 apps for local businesses. The list includes Square for payment processing, Google for apps and storage and Evernote for organization.
Forbes highlights that LocalVox “enables owners to publish news, events and deal announcements with a click-of-a-button across many online channels, including social media, websites, local directories and email newsletters.”
(02/17/12) New York City has become home to some of the most innovative and exciting startups in the world.
Business Insider recognizes LocalVox as “at the helm of retail’s emerging ‘social-local-mobile’ trend.” Having crossed 300 notable clients and $1M in annualized revenue less than a year after launch, LocalVox is poised for growth in NYC and new markets.
(10/24/12) The online marketing industry has been growing exponentially in recent years, particularly in local markets. The industry is projected to grow from $27.1 billion in 2011 to over $42.5 billion in 2015, according to local media research firm BIA Kelsey.
As more and more businesses recognize the value of placing their brands at the forefront of the Web, many new companies are looking to fill their needs. LocalVox, a local, social, and mobile marketing platform, just announced an impressive $7.4 million raised in Series A funding, meaning investors aren’t blind to the opportunities presented by the local marketing industry. The startup already boasts hundreds of New York City clients, including Whole Foods, Chelsea Piers, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Sushi Samba, and its 90 percent client retention rate illustrates just how valuable their online marketing services are for these businesses.
LocalVox, a local, social, and mobile marketing platform, just announced an impressive $7.4 million raised in Series A funding, meaning investors aren’t blind to the opportunities presented by the local marketing industry. The startup already boasts hundreds of New York City clients, including Whole Foods, Chelsea Piers, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Sushi Samba, and its 90 percent client retention rate illustrates just how valuable their online marketing services are for these businesses.
(09/20/10) NearSay will throw its hat into the hyperlocal news site ring in New York later this week, launching with what it calls “a mix of curated neighborhood news (hand-picked by our editors) and prominent user contributions (from community members).”
(04/06/12) Maintaining visibility online is critical for local small business owners, but who has the time, energy or the bucks to keep up with Facebook, Google+ and now Pinterest?
A fast-growing New York-based tech startup says it has a solution.
LocalVox is an online marketing tool that lets small business owners who lack the budgets of the big guys reach customers across a variety of online platforms with the click of a button.
Launched in May 2011, the digital marketing service is catching on: It currently has 400 New York City customers, including City Winery, B&H Photo, Sushi Samba and Chelsea Piers.
(06/02/11) Pete Erickson is trying to become the go-to man that brings innovators and industries together. Through his Disruptathon series, he travels North America, putting on one-day events where entrepreneurs compete in front of industry leaders to present disruptive ideas.
The prizes are not large, but the opportunity for brand awareness in front of industry leaders can be invaluable.
(04/03/12) Open since September 2010, LocalVox boasts nearly 400 small-business clients and a staff of 24.
According to Pachter, first-quarter 2012 sales were on pace to eclipse $1 million. Up next: raising a round of Series A financing and expanding the business’s footprint into Harlem and across the East River to Brooklyn before testing additional U.S. markets.
(05/01/12)There’s no doubt that search engine optimization is vital for online businesses. How can you expect to sell your products and services online if your customers can’t find
While there are numerous layers to SEO practices, you don’t have to drive yourself crazy learning every single detail and implementing every tactic. Good news is that there are several online services that can help minimize the effort you put into SEO while improving your website rankings on search engine results pages and amplifying your traffic.
(02/27/12) FOX5′s Good Day New York and Scott Gerber, founder of The Young Entrepreneurs Council, discuss six “must-have” tools for entrepreneurs and small business owners, with LocalVox being the #1 listed.
(02/17/11) On Fox News Business, Tricia Byrnes talks with NearSay founders David Pachter and Trevor Sumner about NearSay, AOL’s recent acquisition of Huffington Post and the state of the local news market.
(04/26/12) A judging panel of venture capital professionals and industry insiders names LocalVox as a finalist among hundreds of submitted startups for Startup 2012, a judged competition at the Startup 2012 conference.
(03/08/12) Melinda Emerson, the host of “SmallBizChat,” and Scott Gerber, the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, answer viewer questions about customer loyalty and social media marketing tools. LocalVox is mentioned multiple times, as a “great service” and is “easy to use” with “just the click of a button.”
LocalVox is mentioned multiple times, as a “great service” and is “easy to use” with “just the click of a button.”
(12/14/10) An interview with one of NearSay’s founders covering NearSay, our mission and what’s important in starting a business.
(10/22/11) Deals don’t mean dollars. That was a point of consensus at the inaugural Street Fight Summit in New York City Oct. 25 and 26.
Over two days, the summit’s 60 presenters and panelists analyzed their adventures in the trenches of hyperlocal media. Some panels addressed the evolution of daily deals and the looming impact of location-based services.
(04/28/11) They had us at hyperlocal.
While plenty of sites break down New York events and updates by borough, Trevor Sumner and the co-founders of NearSay went one further, making their news site neighborhood-based.
(11/29/11) Hyperlocal is all the rage these days, and content companies, deal sites, and everyone in between are trying to find better ways to access (and advertise to) local markets. Over the last decade, the majority of media companies have attempted to launch internal or on-site outlets that cover local news, but most have met with middling success.
TechCrunch covers the launch of LocalVox 2.0, the local merchant marketing platform that allows businesses to generate and distribute news to local consumers across the web, email, social media and local directories. LocalVox 2.0 represents a next generation monetization opportunity for local publishers.
(01/04/11) The Next Web covers the most exciting new startups in New York City and names NearSay as number two.
(09/08/10) NY Tech Meetup gives a quick 3-minute preview of the website to 800 NYC technology professionals, fanatics and analysts.
(09/16/10) The founders of the startup NearSay say the city lacks adequate neighborhood news coverage, even as the online local-news business is becoming increasingly crowded.
The Wall Street Journal covers the NearSay launch, the local contributor approach and the need for New Yorkers to cut through all the noise.
(09/28/10) As “the media capital of the world,” New York is rife with daily newspapers, high-culture magazines and lifestyle publications, yet Trevor Sumner says he had “no idea what was going on in my neighborhood. I couldn’t even keep up with restaurants in the East Village.”
That lack of district-level information inspired NearSay, a start-up site whose stated goal is to create a “custom neighborhood paper” for readers.