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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

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NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Online marketing experts, LocalVox and The Berry Company today announced an opportunity for small businesses to win nearly $50,000 in local online marketing through its second annual "Next Big SMB" contest. The leaders in online marketing and local lead generation, LocalVox and Berry, will award one national grand prize winner with a package valued at $15,000, as well as twenty additional finalist packages, valued at $1,800 per winner.

"Local businesses really struggle with the complexity and fragmentation of local online marketing," said Trevor Sumner, co-founder and CTO of LocalVox. "Only 20% of local business websites are mobile optimized. In a world where the Internet and mobile increasingly drive local business success, we are excited to offer access to the most deserving SMBs to help fuel their growth."

By entering the "Next Big SMB" contest, businesses will be eligible to receive a full suite of local online marketing solutions including:

  • Access to the LocalCast platform where businesses will be able to easily publish content online for things like special events, local interest stories, product and service updates, event announcements, deals and other news, all with just one click.
  • Online profile and listing optimization across the Internet to ensure accuracy, consistency and visibility within the top online directory sites and search engine rankings.
  • Social Media Management, an agency level full-service social marketing program, which includes content creation as well as reputation management. A dedicated Account Manager will create programs to boost a business' social presence, help promote positive reviews, respond to negative ones and increase a business' following.
  • LocalConnect and email marketing, which helps businesses find new customers as well as build loyalty with their existing customer base. Businesses can actively share and promote deals and offers to consumers interested in their products and services.

To be eligible to enter, businesses must be located within the U.S. Entrants must submit a short narrative explaining why their company deserves the "Next Big SMB" Makeover by May 1, 2015. For complete contest rules and entry details, visit www.LocalVox.com. Winners will be determined based on public voting. Entrants will use their social networks to garner votes, including the #NextBigSMB hashtag.

"We're on a mission to transform lackluster marketing into attractive, effective marketing," said Laura Cole, Berry's Vice President, Marketing. "The 'beauty' LocalVox and Berry deliver via our makeover is more than skin deep – we bring effective digital solutions that generate qualified leads. We encourage all small businesses to enter by simply letting us know why they deserve the Next Big SMB Marketing Makeover."

Winners will be announced on May 4, 2015.

ABOUT THE BERRY COMPANY: The Berry Company, LLC, is a leading provider of local online, search, video and directory solutions. Its best in class sales organization helps hundreds of thousands of businesses in 50 states market their businesses to local consumers. Berry offers its clients the latest in social, mobile and content marketing via its direct relationship with LocalVox, an industry leading digital provider. Berry is also an authorized reseller of YP.comTM. The company is a GoogleTM Qualified Company, offering Google AdWords and other solutions to its clients.

Offering exceptional service, local market expertise and a strong portfolio of solutions, Berry makes local search simple. For more information, please visit www.TheBerryCompany.com.

ABOUT LOCALVOX: LocalVox is the leading local, social and mobile marketing platform that helps local businesses, franchises and multi-location brands market themselves online via the web, local SEO, social media, email, directories, deal sites, mobile – all with a single click - and track ROI across all channels to the point of sale. LocalVox has been named a top social media tool, top SEO tool, top local marketing tool and top app for small businesses by media outlets such as Wired, Forbes, Social Media Today, Techcrunch and Entrpreneur among many. LocalVox is headquartered in New York City and was founded in 2010. For more information, please visit www.LocalVox.com.

Laura Cole
The Berry Company
402-429-4353
laura.cole@theberrycompany.com