vFlyer Kicks Off Small Business Website Contest

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vFlyer, a leading online marketing company dedicated to providing cost-effective and efficient marketing tools for small and midsize businesses, today announced the call to entries for the company’s first annual Build the Best Website with the Best Website Builder Contest. In order to be eligible, entrants must create their sites using vFlyer Sites, the company’s freemium website creation tool tailored to small businesses and independent service providers. Finalists will be selected by popular vote. Winners will be chosen by prestigious panel of small business experts.

WHAT:    vFlyer (http://www.vflyer.com), an online marketing company dedicated to providing cost-effective and efficient marketing tools for small and midsize businesses, today announced the call to entries for the company’s first annual Build the Best Website with the Best Website Builder Contest. In order to be eligible, entrants must create their sites using vFlyer Sites, the company’s freemium website creation tool tailored to small businesses and independent service providers. The first phase of voting will take place on Facebook to select the ten finalists, and then three guest judges will select the winners. Websites will be judged on their effectiveness, ease of use and overall look and feel.    

The Grand Prize winner will receive $2,500, and the first and second runner-ups will receive $500 and $250, respectively. All entrants will receive a service credit on vFlyer’s website service.

WHO:    Judges include:

Kaihan Krippendorff (http://www.kaihan.net), a business strategist and the author of four business strategy books – The Art of the Advantage, Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile, The Way of Innovation and Outthink the Competition. A former consultant with McKinsey & Co., Kaihan works regularly with major corporations, including Microsoft, Wal‐Mart and Johnson & Johnson. Kaihan is also an expert blogger with FastCompany.com and is frequently tapped by broadcast and radio outlets to provide business commentary.

Joel Hughes, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Constant Contact (http://www.constantcontact.com). Joel has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience at communications technology and mobile services companies. In addition to his strategic and corporate development experience, Joel was also the founder and CEO of several startup organizations, including Openera (acquired by NMS Communications), SnowShore Networks (acquired by Brooktrout), ViaDSP (acquired by NMS Communications), and DSP Software Engineering (acquired by Tellabs).

Ann Handley, author, writer and Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs (http://www.marketingprofs.com), a professional development resource for more than 423,000 marketers.  In addition to her work at MarketingProfs, Ann is also the co-author of the best selling Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business. She's also a frequent speaker and writer who contributes a monthly column at Entrepreneur magazine as well as her rarely updated but entertaining personal blog,  Annarchy. Ann is a recovering journalist and the co-founder of ClickZ, one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary. Follow her on Twitter at @marketingprofs.

WHERE:    Online at vFlyer’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vflyer/app_505241009505652

WHEN:    Small businesses and independent service providers can submit their websites beginning Monday, October 1, 2012, at 12:01 AM (PT) until Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM (PT). Eligible websites will be posted to Facebook for voting during that time as they are received. The grand-prize winner and two runner-ups will be announced on November 14, 2012, in honor of Small Business Saturday (http://www.shopsmall.com) on November 24.

About vFlyer
Based in San Francisco, CA, vFlyer is an award-winning online marketing company that is dedicated to providing cost-effective and efficient marketing tools for small and midsize businesses. Created for sellers looking to generate income and maximize exposure, vFlyer's marketing solutions include online classified ad and content creation, management and syndication (vFlyer Marketing) as well as an incredibly powerful, affordable and easy-to-use website creation and management service (vFlyer Sites). The suite of services is the perfect choice for small business owners who want to build credibility and win customers by having a great-looking, highly functional, and easily updatable website and marketing content. For more information, please visit http://www.vflyer.com.

Contact:    
Kate Binette
SHIFT Communications
kbinette(at)shiftcomm(dot)com
Office: 617.779.1826

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