Hair Salon Industry Is Perfect Fit For On-The-Go Consumers Using Smartphones and Tablets to Find Fast, Convenient, Recommended Hair Care BIRMINGHAM, MI, November 11, 2013 - Now more than ever, consumers are using the power of the web to find a hair salon, see what other customers think and have experienced , and also share their own experience with a salon. In a market chock full of hair salons all competing aggressively for business, salon owners need to use the marketing power of the smartphones and tablets in every purse, pocket or computer bag to put their best face forward and be as competitive as possible on the digital marketing front. Visibility is Everything: Be Seen! Today's consumers, including salon customers, have become skilled at searching for the exact products and services they desire, in the exact location they desire, using technology resources literally at their fingertips. When it comes to searching for services like hair salons, using web or mobile to find them has become virtually a reflex; searching by phone or tablet has become a "no-brainer". Researching hair salons on web or mobile is a common practice for those seeking a fresh haircut or quick trim nearby with [...]
SmartFinds Internet Marketing Unveils Technically Sophisticated, Mobile Responsive Website for Improved Website Performance
New branding initiative includes technologies which meet current search engine requirements and flexibilities for mobile visitors for improved user response and lead generation. BIRMINGHAM, MI, September 16, 2013 - SmartFinds Internet Marketing is pleased to announce the official launch of a new website technology platform for its fully redesigned website www.smartfindsmarketing.com. The new responsive web site is a major step in the company’s on-going efforts to support client projects for search engine effectiveness, visitor response, and lead generation. "Since a website is the final destination for web marketing and web advertising efforts, insuring that the website can be an effective lead generator regardless of the device visitors are using will make the campaign budgets more effective," said SmartFinds CEO, Melih Oztalay. The new website showcases the company's web marketing solutions, service offerings, news, and information in an approachable and visually- engaging way. Having been in advertising and marketing since 1987 and a web-based company since 1994, SmartFinds Internet Marketing has been on the forefront of the Internet as an innovator and early adopter of new technologies. The evolution of the new website is a culmination of technology changes that have been evolving within the Internet industry over the past three [...]
Franchisee Sales and Marketing Summit Includes Guest Speaker Melih Oztalay of SmartFinds Internet Marketing
March 16, 2012 (Birmingham, MI): Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing is guest speaker at the first Franchisee Sales and Marketing Summit (FranSummit) started by FranSummit founders, Paul Segreto, President and CEO of franchisEssentials, and Jeremy LaDuque, President and CEO of Elements Local, announced that on March 26, 2012. FranSummit will be the first of many major virtual events, exclusively designed for the franchising industry, to take place throughout the year. SmartFinds Internet Marketing (http://www.smartfindsmarketing.com ), an Internet Marketing pioneer for more than 20 years and leader in web marketing including Geographic Web Marketing and Local Web Marketing for franchisees, will present “Embracing Technology and Adapting to Change” by Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing. “As a web marketing agency working in an ever changing environment of web technologies and requirements, our company has to adapt to the industry. As algorithms change, new technologies are introduced, previous technologies updated we have to step up to be sure we can support our clients before they are aware of these changes,” said Melih Oztalay, SmartFinds CEO. “The presentation at FranSummit will discuss expecting and accepting change in web marketing along with sample industry changes that are important to understand for 2012.” FranSummit will be divided into [...]
March 15, 2012 (Birmingham, MI): SmartFinds Internet Marketing (www.smartfindsmarketing.com), an Internet Marketing pioneer for more than 20 years and leader in web marketing including Google Adwords Advertising Management has received the new company level partner certification by Google. SmartFinds Internet Marketing, a web marketing agency, has met eligibility criteria which include passing a minimum of two certification exams, illustrating practical expertise in managing business Adwords accounts, and agreement to terms and conditions of representing Google AdWords. "As a web marketing agency working in a ever changing environment of web technologies and requirements, our company has to adapt to the industry. As Google changes algorithms, Adwords requirements and adds new service segments we have to step up to be sure we can support our clients before they are aware of these changes," said Melih Oztalay, SmartFinds CEO. "We value the certification from Google for Adwords and our team has worked very hard to meet the eligibility requirements." Google’s Adwords Certification program encourages companies to become a Google Adwords Certified Partner and states, "Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Google AdWords with a globally recognized program. Your company can demonstrate your proficiency in AdWords and showcases knowledge of the latest AdWords tools and best [...]
Geographic Marketing Solution Announced By SmartFinds Internet Marketing For National Multi-Store and Franchise Businesses
Geographic web marketing as a solution for national multi-location stores and franchises from SmartFinds Internet Marketing expands not only beyond Google, but also encompasses other elements that include Geo Tagging, Citation Marketing, QR Code Marketing, Consumer Rating and Reviews Management along with a Mobile Locations Finder mobile application.
The Detroit Metropolitan CVB includes Melih Oztalay of SmartFinds Internet Marketing As Guest Speaker On Customer Ratings and Reviews
September 26, 2011 (Birmingham, MI): SmartFinds Internet Marketing (http://www.smartfindsmarketing.com ), an Internet Marketing pioneer for more than 20 years and leader in web marketing including geographic marketing has been invited as the guest speaker for the Detroit Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (DMCVB,http://www.visitdetroit.com) educational series for their members. The event focuses on learning how to manage the business online reputation at the local geographic level. "As our Geographic Marketing Solution and Services has expanded over the past years, we have had to engage in helping businesses not just monitor, but also manage their ratings and reviews being posted by their local customers in the business’ local business listing," said Melih Oztalay, SmartFinds CEO. "Geographic web marketing is a fast growing industry making it easy for local customers to post their positive or negative experiences with a local business store either through a web browser or through a mobile phone. Knowing how to approach the process of managing these ratings and reviews is an important factor to insure continued business to the local store by future prospects." The DMCVB's 2011 Membership Educational Seminar will end with "What's the Online Buzz?" as the third and final installment in the membership educational series. In the [...]
The Detroit Metropolitan CVB includes Melih Oztalay of SmartFinds Internet Marketing As Guest Speaker On Customer Ratings and Reviews Management as part of Geographic Marketing for local business marketing.
TiECon Midwest 2010 includes Melih Oztalay of SmartFinds Internet Marketing As Guest Speaker On Internet Local Business Marketing
Birmingham, Michigan - October 29, 2010 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) - Organized by Detroit Chapter of TiE (Talents, Ideas, Enterprise) at The Henry in Dearborn, Mich. on Oct. 28 and 29, 2010, the theme of the conference is Business Karma 3.0 – Create. Connect. Collaborate. Amongst the speakers for the event will be Melih Oztalay, CEO of Birmingham-based SmartFinds Internet Marketing, who will be speaking on the topic of local business marketing using local business listings on the Internet. Additional top notch speakers from all over the world will discuss both technical and general business, including: Dr. Desh Deshpande, chairman of Sparta Group LLC, A123 Systems and other firms P.K. Agarwal, TiE Global Chief Executive Officer David O. Egner, New Economy Initiative executive director; president and CEO, Hudson-Webber Foundation Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber Bill Birdsall, president and chairman of MicroMed Cardiovascular Shawne Duperon, Six-time EMMY Award winning producer and networking expert Kanwal Rekhi, managing director, Inventus Capital Partners and Michigan Lt. Governor John D. Cherry Jr. The Internet has created marketing tools since 2007 for businesses that are dependent upon the local market for their revenue. It does not make a difference if the business [...]
Birmingham, Michigan – August 13, 2010 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) –The Michigan Chapter of Mobile Monday today announced the speakers and topics for its upcoming monthly meeting. The event will be held on Monday, August 16th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Ann Arbor SPARK located at 330 E. Liberty Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Attendance to this event is Free, and those interested in attending may register at www.MobileMondayMichigan.org. Featured speaker for the event will be Melih Oztalay, CEO of Birmingham-based SmartFinds Internet Marketing, who will be speaking on the topic of “Why Geo-Marketing is Becoming Increasingly Important for Marketing Your Business and How Mobile Helps You Achieve It”. Other speakers for the event will be Megan Crosbie, Marketing & Membership Coordinator at the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce who will be speaking about the Chamber’s mobile app, A2YChamber, and Linda Daichendt, CEO of Strategic Growth Concepts, who will discuss recent studies regarding consumer cell phone usage and cell phone operating system market penetration rates. In today’s marketplace, mobile marketing is being implemented by business owners and marketers from the smallest 'mom & pop shop' to the largest multi-national corporations. As the traditional marketing channels suffer various levels of decline, mobile marketing is [...]
Out The Window Advertising Agency Partners with SmartFinds Internet Marketing on Local Listings Services
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA & DETROIT, MICHIGAN – July 28, 2010 (OUT THE WINDOW ADVERTISING | SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) – Out The Window Advertising (www.reachoutthewindow.com), a full service Arizona-based advertising agency, and SmartFinds Internet Marketing (www.smartfindsmarketing.com), a metropolitan Detroit-based agency which provides businesses with Internet marketing services and solutions, have recently partnered together to provide businesses with an opportunity to learn the many ways that Geo-Marketing can positively impact their bottom line. The benefits and components of Geo-Marketing, include Local SEO, Geo-Listings, Mobile Marketing and Geo-Social Marketing. Geo-Marketing helps consumers to find local businesses, products or services through web searches, mobile searches and mobile applications. Geo-Listing Security, Consumer Reviews, and Reputation Management are additional components of the services offered. “The partnership between Out The Window Advertising and SmartFinds Internet Marketing is an exciting opportunity to effectively introduce Geo-Marketing services to our clients,” commented Bill Hagen, President of Out The Window Advertising. Most recently, Out The Window Advertising was ranked the 5th largest ad agency in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal. The team at Out The Window excels in the planning, development, placement, and creative execution of Television, Radio, Print, Direct Mail, e-commerce, social media and customer retention campaigns for over 90 clients [...]