LONDON, October 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Email and Social Media Marketing Enables Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Organisations to Grow and Succeed
iContact, a leading email and social media marketing company, today announced it is working with more than 3,000 clients in the UK. The US-based company opened its first international office in London in February 2011 to serve its growing international client base, and it has since seen UK revenues grow by nearly 40 percent year-on-year. Globally, iContact recently announced the company's one-millionth user. This growth comes on the heels of key announcements including the launch of a new social media marketing product and the UK launch of iContact Free Edition, a no-cost version of its flagship email and social media marketing platform.
"Small and medium-sized businesses like Luzern Solutions, craftsUprint, audioout.co.uk, UKSportsWarehouse.net, and countless others rely on iContact as a trusted partner to nurture existing relationships while also growing their customer base through impactful, easy-to-use email and social media marketing," said Jeff Revoy, chief product, marketing and strategy officer, iContact. "We've seen tremendous growth in the UK and Europe and we will continue to invest in the region to deliver a rich product feature set along with premier customer service and support."
Alan Chester, head of eCommerce for Luzern Solutions, a leading provider of eCommerce solutions and online channel management services for manufacturers, retailers and distributors targeting UK and European markets, said: "We are delighted to be working with iContact. Being able to access support and advice at a time that suits us is as important as deliverability and cost - which are both excellent. We've found the iContact platform to be both scalable and robust, and the integrated social media platform has proved to be incredibly valuable in allowing us to widen the reach of our marketing campaigns to include Facebook and Twitter."
iContact has also established numerous significant partnerships with leading UK companies that complement its email and social media marketing tools and capabilities. As well as building on existing international partnerships, iContact now works with more than 30 UK-based partners, offering a complete range of services from hosting to ecommerce platform provision; website design and development; digital marketing agencies and online business consultants; and accountancy and logistic services. Careful selection of the companies within iContact's partner network ensures customers' can access a wide range of complementary services required to run a successful online or multi-channel business.
John Hayes, EMEA Business Development Executive for iContact said: "We are incredibly proud of the growth we have seen in the UK and wider European markets. It has always been the intention of iContact to be a truly global brand and as we have extended our presence internationally we have strived to put infrastructure in place to ensure our international clients receive the same great support as our US-based customers. This includes extending hours of support to cover UK office hours and introducing local customer service and sales teams to support the European market."
Headquartered in the United States with UK offices in London, iContact provides email and social media marketing software and services. More than one million users have signed up for an iContact account. The company provides email marketing services via iContactPlus and social media marketing services via iConnect. As part of its ongoing social mission, iContact is a B Corp and applies the 4-1s Corporate Social Responsibility Model, donating 1 percent from each of its payroll, equity, product, and employee time to its local and global communities. Visit us online at iContact.com, on Twitter @iContact, at our LinkedIn Group, and at our Facebook page.
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