|By PR Newswire||
|March 5, 2013 07:43 AM EST||
COLUMBIA, Md., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new social media platform has been released, connecting local businesses and consumers nationwide.
Meetlocalbiz.com, a free social media platform, has one goal in mind: to help small businesses better engage with potential consumers.
While most social media websites focus on the consumer's interests, Meetlocalbiz.com helps companies establish their online presence when advertising dollars may be low. Businesses are able to communicate deals, provide company information, and let consumers know what is happening within their community.
Todd Sachs, the founder of Meetlocalbiz.com states, "Knowing how to communicate with the community has been an ongoing problem for local businesses across the country. Often times they are outshined by larger chain corporations and don't have the marketing budget to compete for more business. Meetlocalbiz.com was designed as a solution to this problem. Now small businesses have the ability to instantly communicate with potential consumers in their community, for free."
Businesses create a free micro-site that allows them to upload company information, a photo gallery, videos, and online promotions. Company updates can be seen via the live news feed on every business' page as well as those the business has partnered with.
The website shows region-specific results, categorizes each business by industry service, and is optimized, allowing all micro-sites to appear in search engine results.
Consumers are able to create user accounts, where they can search for companies by zip code, follow their favorite businesses and receive discounts just by using the website. Job openings, business announcements, and community events are also broadcast on the Meetlocalbiz.com homepage by city.
"Social media plays an integral part in how consumers connect with the brands they love and the businesses they patronize. Meetlocalbiz.com removes the aggressive advertising element found on other social media sites, allowing consumers to search for local businesses on their terms, without feeling inundated by unwanted ads," Sachs states.
To access the social media platform redefining the local business-consumer relationship, visit Meetlocalbiz.com for more information.
Meetlocalbiz.com is a free internet advertising platform that supports the growth of local businesses through community interaction. Businesses can create a micro-site, share company information, and interact with consumers who are interested in purchasing from local small businesses.
Emily Bowe, Marketing Relations