We were impressed with the success that Social Club Rewards’ clients had experienced using their platform. And it is great to work with a company that created a platform specifically for brick & mortar businesses.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Salons all over the world are struggling to come to terms with the fact that their clients have stopped turning to computers, yellow pages, TV, radio and news print and have moved to the Smartphone to search for solutions and answers. And with the recent release of the new i-Phone® 5, this shift will only escalate.
Faced with this change, salons, day spas and other beauty businesses are scrambling to gain a presence on smartphones and gain access into the applications that run on them. Even more mind boggling to the salon owner is the notion that most people under 29 years of age are now looking for "an app for that" or searching on their mobile phone for stores and solutions rather than seeking the traditional online Google search on a PC.
In order to address this challenge, Worldwide Salon Marketing selected Social Club Rewards to power the mobile text and Facebook platforms in their newly launched next gen marketing solution, “My Social Salon.” This solution is a first for salons and provides business owners with a done-for-you, all-in-one fixed-price marketing service custom designed specifically for salons and spas. My Social Salon offers a full integration of mobile marketing, web site, email and social media making it easier than ever to get new customers, referrals and word of mouth marketing.
Salons have been some of the hardest hit during the latest economic crunch, making creative marketing a must in today’s world. Determining the most effective, easy and cost effective marketing solution is often a challenge for salon & spa owners.
Worldwide Salon Marketing designed My Social Salon to take advantage of the new realities of mobile and internet marketing:
- The most popular social networking tool for marketing is Facebook – being used 92% (http://thesocialskinny.com/99-new-social-media-stats-for-2012/)
- Smartphones are used by 53% of U.S. consumers (Pew Research)
- By 2016 Smartphones will have 75% market share (Search Engine Watch)
- Mobile commerce is projected to be $31 billion by 2016 (a 10 fold increase over 2010) (http://engage.tmgcustommedia.com/2012/02/mobile-resistance-is-futile)
Having a progressive marketing solution is critical for the success of today’s salon owner. So Worldwide Salon Marketing conducted an extensive search and through a rigorous process to selected the top companies to support their program. Social Club Rewards platform was selected to power the text and Facebook integration components of My Social Salon.
“We were impressed with the success that Social Club Rewards’ clients had experienced using their platform. And it is great to work with a company that created a platform specifically for brick & mortar businesses,” said Greg Milner, Founder and CEO of Worldwide Salon Marketing. “The salon owners who have implemented My Social Salon have seen significant results and are showing a nice return on their investment. We know this program will become extremely popular for salons globally.”
“We have always believed local brick & mortar businesses deserve the same competitive advantage as large corporations when it comes to integrated marketing. That’s why we developed our patent-pending solution to provide business owners with the ability to cost-effectively integrate text messaging, Facebook and email into one simple, easy to use, done-for-you solution,” said Greg Pitstick, CEO of Social Club Rewards. “In tough economic times, every customer counts and local business owners need to be able to get more referrals and word of mouth marketing while a customer is standing in a business. We are pleased to be the engine behind this for Worldwide Salon Marketing and are excited to be serving their customers.”
In the first few weeks after launch, Worldwide Salon Marketing put over 100 salons from around the world on My Social Salon. My Social Salon is expected to quickly grow because it is an integrated done-for-you solution where the salon owner does not have to worry about any of the technical details.
Social Club Rewards helps brick & mortar businesses grow through a patent-pending referral based rewards platform. They are headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Cincinnati and Toronto. They have strategically integrated mobile marketing, Facebook, email marketing and text message marketing (SMS) into a single platform for marketing to a business's customer base. The platform enables traditional brick & mortar businesses to create customizable membership clubs that rewards customers for becoming members and referring the business to others they know, turning a business’s customers into a dedicated sales force resulting in repeat customers, new customers and increased sales. This solution is ideal for the typically non-technical SMALL business owner and is cloud based so it requires no software expenditure for a business. It instantly allows customers to be part of a community and easily tell their friends about the business. It’s no wonder they have experienced over 1000% growth in the past 12-months and just closed a round of private funding. For more information, visit Social Club Rewards at http://www.SocialClubRewards.com or contact Sheila Stewart at 303-378-2022.
Worldwide Salon Marketing was founded in February 2005 and is privately held. In September 2009, the company was named among Australia’s 100 fastest growing small to medium companies by Business Review Weekly Magazine. The company is debt-free and has been profitable since its inception. According to Google Analytics, more than 4,000 salon and spa owners visit this site each month and more than 12,000 salon & spa owners subscribe to their weekly newsletters. For more information about My Social Salon go to http://www.worldwidesalonmarketing.com/my-social-salon. For more information about Worldwide Salon Marketing go to http://www.worldwidesalonmarketing.com or call +618 9443 9327 in Australia, +64 9 476 1592 in New Zeeland, 250-858-4392 in the USA or Canada.