Mobile Marketing benefits a national/local burger joint…1 text at a time


Elevation BurgerThis is both a small success story for a cross country burger joint and a personal experience.

Here’s the story:

My wife and I visited Elevation Burger because it was close to home and looked like an interesting place to eat, so we wanted to check it out on a beautiful day while we were just relaxing. We walked up to the door and found out we could get a free drink by texting a certain phrase to a certain number, so of course we jumped on that. We got our free drink and enjoyed a very good meal including organic burgers, fresh fries, and two great milkshakes. By the way, they have the neatest soda machine…but that is just a side note >.>. Then a few days later we received a text message saying we would get a free burger with the purchase of another burger…we also jumped on that haha, we love deals and free food. We had no intentions of visiting Elevation Burger any time soon simply because we can’t afford to eat out all that often, but the coupon that they sent us gave us the incentive to go back in less than a week. That was a win for Elevation Burger, a win for us, and a win for mobile marketing.

Mobile Marketing is no joke, it works. I do not just preach mobile marketing, but also benefit from it :).

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If you own a small or large business or know of one that needs this, I happen to know of the perfect solution. Ventown.com offers unlimited mobile marketing services as well as a ton of other great services. Not only does Ventown have amazing services, but they are the most affordable service you will find. I have written many post about Ventown and I can guide you through getting involved with Ventown and personally walk you towards better marketing for your business. Right now you can get your first 3 months of service with Ventown for free if you sign up with me.

If you are at all interested or have questions, let me know :). I would love to help.

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What form of marketing has been most successful for your small business? [Survey]


The never-ending search for the most affordable and most effective marketing techniques continues now as it always has. The market changes, the consumer changes, and so the approach to marketing a business will inevitably change as well.

My question for all the small business owners out there that are on the front lines of marketing today is:

“What form of marketing has been most successful for your small business?”

Please comment with your experience so all the other small business readers can learn from you. 🙂

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What’s a Social CRM Going to Do for My Business? | Social Media Today


Social Media Today

Hey! Here is a great article on “social CRM for your business” and how it can be incredibly beneficial. This article was written by one of my favorite websites, Social Media Today. This article gives insight into what’s going on in CRM these days and also gives examples of social CRM’s out there.

This is a neat article that I think would benefit you, and if you have never heard of Social Media Today…you should definitely subscribe to their feed, their stuff in fantastic.

Article Link: What’s a Social CRM Going to Do for My Business? | Social Media Today.

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WebumeNow review: A revolutionary method in which to market yourself to employers.


WebumeNow.comIf you’re wondering what the future of job search looks like…this is it: WebumeNow.com. The most innovative product of 2011 is right here and this article will explain why.

First off, here are some obvious questions and accompanying answers via WebumeNow.com:


What exactly is it?

Webume’ (Web-oo-may) -noun
-An online portfolio of your experience, skills, education, accomplishments, and recommendations in a colorful and interactive website.

Who can benefit from a Webume’?

Any person striving to reach the next professional level in a competitive market needs a webume to supplement traditional application methods.
This includes…
Experienced Professionals
Recent College Graduates
High School Students applying for college

Why would an individual use a Webume’?

For you it:

  • Brands the individual as a valuable investment – Not just a piece of paper!
  • Creates online credibility
  • Promotes professional image
  • Prepares employee for success
  • Sets employee apart from other candidates by providing an interactive portfolio of success & achievements!

For the company to which you’re applying it:

  • Provides a complete overview of candidate before meeting them
  • Easy and interactive
  • Everything is in one place
  • Quickly identify candidates who fit position criteria & corporate culture
  • View an entire portfolio of skills and achievements without a bulky notebook!

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Next we are going to look at why this is going to stick.

1) It benefits the Job Seeker. Obviously if the product doesn’t benefit the one using it…there is no way it would stick, but the Job Seeker is the primary beneficiary. If you want to sell a product you market it effectively. If an individual wants to sell themselves to a company, the same marketing effort must take place. WebumeNow give the individual an easy and effective way to do so. Here are some testimonials to that fact.

2) It benefits the Employer. It makes the hiring party’s job much easier and more efficient. The webume is all they will need, no folder or files. The webume contains the candidate’s resume, letters of recommendation, contact form, video interview, skills, etc. It’s like one-stop-shopping for employers.

3) You’ll be served by an upstanding, straightforward, effective company. Here are their beliefs, goals and vision straight from them.

We Believe
that just as corporations build their credibility through professional websites, so can individuals. WebumeNow.com can create a comprehensive web portfolio to increase YOUR chances for success!

We Provide
personalized, online marketing portfolios to supplement your paper resumes and applications.  WebumeNow.com expands YOUR opportunities for recognition and professional growth through your own, professionally-designed website that highlights your strengths and accomplishments.

Our Vision
WebumeNow.com provides cost-effective, comprehensive, and web-based portfolio resumes that increase our clients’ opportunities for recognition and professional growth.

Our Mission
WebumeNow.com is a small company committed to helping individuals promote themselves through cost-effective, web-based portfolio resumes.  Our products supplement traditional paper resumes and applications by providing a comprehensive representation of our clients’ accomplishments, experience, skills and goals.  Building strong partnerships with our clients allows us to create synergistic marketing portfolios that increase clients’ opportunities for recognition and professional growth.

Personally I have been communicating with them, sharing ideas, and just talking about the product and its potential. It’s a great company run by great people, and that, I believe, matters the most.

*****Here is the official WebumeNow.com Press Release!*****

Here is their contact information and pricing information so you can get your personalized webume started now!

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WebumeNow.com Press Release


FOR RELEASE:  Immediate
DATE: April 5, 2011

WEBUMENOW.COM: Amber Prescott
(512) 574-3455 or aprescott@webumenow.com

 

WebumeNow.com Helps Unemployed Get Back to Work

AUSTIN – WebumeNow.com is proud to announce that it is looking for community partnerships to provide local unemployed and underemployed job seekers with web-resume portfolios. These web-resume portfolios, known as webumés, were introduced to the Austin market in January 2011 and have quickly gained popularity with job seekers and employers alike. In a highly competitive job market, this product allows job seekers to launch themselves ahead of other candidates and promote themselves online. WebumeNow.com hopes to further saturate the market with their webumé product by providing it to those who need it most.

WebuméNow.com’s goal is to develop numerous community partnerships with job placement services, community colleges, and universities to help unemployed Austinites get back to work. They are currently working with Job Training Institute of Austin to provide each of their students with a webumé upon graduation. Arming job seekers with webumés significantly increases their chances for interviews and job placement.

Even though the Texas Workforce Commission reports that unemployment in Texas remains well below the U.S. unemployment rate, local job seekers are still struggling to set themselves apart from other candidates.  WebumeNow.com is helping many of those job seekers increase their chances for success.

Experts agree that job seekers must find ways to set themselves apart from other candidates.  Back in 2009, Microsoft reported that 79 percent of U.S. hiring managers and job recruiters were researching potential candidates online (http://www.globalrecruitingroundtable.com/2010/03/24/microsoft-research-shows-online-reputations-matter/).  Imagine what that percentage might be today.

By using a webumé, job seekers can direct employers to a professional and interactive website that portrays a 4-dimensional version of who they are.  This tool serves as a one-stop-shop for employers to access everything they want to know about potential candidates: downloadable resume and letters of recommendation, educational certificates and transcripts, accomplishments portfolio, video interview, contact form, and links to other social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Blog(s), and Twitter.

About WebumeNow.com
WebumeNow.com is new to the Austin area and was formally created in January 2011.  The company was founded in August 2010, when David J. Prescott, a custom graphic and website designer, created a webumé for his wife Amber, after she applied to more than sixty jobs with no response from employers.  When Amber secured several interviews immediately after using her webumé, the couple decided to develop the product further.  Fueled by positive employer and consumer responses, David and Amber realized that their webumé was a highly effective, self-promotion tool that could change how job seekers search for employment.  David Prescott now serves as the company’s Director of Design and Project Management and Amber Prescott serves as the Director of Marketing and Sales.  Amber’s original webumé can be accessed through this link: www.AmberPrescott.com.

Now in its freshman year, WebuméNow.com provides job seekers with a new and innovative way to apply for jobs while building online credibility and making an impactful first impression on employers.

“We help our clients promote themselves through colorful and interactive websites provided as a link in online applications, electronic resume and cover letter submissions, email communications, and social media sites.  Job seekers are abandoning their paper resumes and opting for webumés because they’re highly effective and reduce paper waste and expense. Employers are taking webumé applicants more seriously because they get a 4-dimensional view of those candidates through pictures, a video interview, easy-to-access links to social media sites, and downloadable copies of their resume and letters of recommendation.”

www.WebumeNow.com

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