Dr. Nancy Lam from Embarcadero Dentistry stars in MerchantCircle’s SF area ads.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I have evaluated CitySearch in the recent past and found their interface to be poor and their business model sticks it to the small guy - not to mention their customer service is weak. I hope you can maintain your autonomy on this one. I smell an exit strategy and if that is true good luck(I dont blame you). It was nice to work with you.
First of all, we began this company fighting for the little guys out there - drawing from a background of growing up around family-owned businesses. The same businesses you see today that don't have the marketing and advertising budgets of say, a Wal-Mart or a McDonald's. It is because of your support, and the more-than 320,000 business owners in our network, that we innovate and think the way we do.
Our partnership with Citysearch is designed to bring you more customers, advertising options, more business neighbors in your network, and did we mention more customers? Our autonomy is never more apparent than now, as we continue to seek out new partners that will benefit and give you the lowest cost, easiest-to-use, advertising products and options anywhere on the web.
The 'little guy' isn't just you, it's us and always has been. Thank you for being part of what we have and Happy New Year to the 'little guy!'
Thursday, December 20, 2007
From the moment we decided to revamp our advertising options and products, our focus was on ease-of-use, because we realized that you have a business to run OFFline. Through our new offerings, we've given you a suite of options that will advertise for you on top consumer destination sites like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask and Citysearch - all with the click of a button.
Check out our press release here or find out all about our new advertising options here. We're excited about bringing you more local customers and giving you more bang for your buck.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Through one of our various business partnerships aimed at helping local business owners, Google has given us a holiday gift this year. Rather than send us little mouse pads and pens with the Google logo, this year they've sent us something far cooler.
It's through an organization called DonorsChoose.org where we'll be able to support a public school classroom of our choice. We can give books, art supplies, technology, field trips, or other resources to students in low-income communities.
As the largest online network of local business owners in the nation, who better to ask about local, then the local businesses that make up a community? That's why we're turning to you to ask for your recommendations. Please recommend schools that you know are in financial need or have had to shut down various school programs.
As a MerchantCircle network of over 300,000 members, let's give a great holiday gift this season to some deserving students in a deserving community.
P.S. Please email suggestions to Jennifer@MerchantCircle.com or post a comment to this blog.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
We made a very big announcement at the conference, the first being our partnership with Citysearch, a leading online local guide. You can read what the press is saying about the partnership, which will bring more local viewers to your MerchantCircle listing!
- ClickZ - Citysearch and MerchantCircle to Share Ad Opportunities and Content
- MediaPost - MerchantCircle Bulks Up, Scales Out with Citysearch
- The New York Times - Citysearch Partners with MerchantCircle
- Search Engine Watch - Citysearch Looks to MerchantCircle to Complete Picture
- Kelsey Group - 'Local' E-Commerce: Ready for Prime Time?
Be sure to check out all the changes on MerchantCircle as we roll out a lot of exciting new products through our partnerships with WebVisible and Citysearch.