Austin, TX, September 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Local Brain has been named a LEADING IN LOCAL Future Star by BIA/Kelsey, in association with the upcoming conference, LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing, Sept. 11-13, in Austin.
The Future Stars program recognizes early stage companies that are focused on developing the next wave of local digital media and marketing solutions. The program offers qualified startups access to digital media leaders, influencers and investors through a conference participation package that includes recognition during the conference and entry into the LOCAL Liftoff Awards competition. The winner of the LOCAL Liftoff Awards will be determined by conference attendee votes, and will be announced from the stage on Day 3 of the conference.
“The LEADING IN LOCAL Future Stars represent the future of interactive local media,” said Michael Boland, senior analyst, BIA/Kelsey. “We’re excited to be able to share the energy and entrepreneurship of the most innovative startups in the space with our conference attendees.”
“We are thrilled and honored to be named a Future Star by the industry experts at BIA Kelsey,” said Mary Beth Brendza, CEO of Local Brain.
Details about the LEADING IN LOCAL Future Stars program and the LOCAL Liftoff Awards are available at http://www.biakelsey.com/leadinginlocalaustin/future-stars.asp.
About Local Brain:
Local Brain was founded in August 2013 to help small businesses execute and optimize in-store promotion initiatives. Local Brain’s technology automatically detects a customer’s presence in-store and triggers a promotional message. The message could be a link to download a special offer, reserve a table, enter a sweepstakes, play a game, or earn loyalty points. The goal is to influence purchases, encourage return visits, promote inventory and create a better experience for the consumer. The Local Brain platform includes a range of modules that help SMBs manage, execute and measure their marketing success. The platform is white labeled and resold by media companies and ad agencies. The local advertising space is exploding and online promotions are a huge part with expected growth to $83 billion by 2017.
About LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing
BIA/Kelsey’s LEADING IN LOCAL conferences are the definitive events on local digital advertising and marketing. LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing is center stage for the fast-changing, exciting SMB space, as digital innovations transform how SMBs attract, retain and upsell their customers. This event is focused on how the sales forces of Yellow Pages, search firms, newspapers, TV and radio stations, promotions companies and other digital marketing solutions providers are converging on independent SMBs, franchisees and regional groups. The conference will offer a first-hand look at the latest innovations and influential players in SMB-driven search, video, social media, mobile, promotions, CRM and reputation management. For more information, visit http://www.biakelsey.com/LeadingInLocalAustin.
BIA/Kelsey advises companies in the local media space through consulting and valuation services, research, Continuous Advisory Services and conferences. Since 1983 BIA/Kelsey has been a resource to the media, mobile advertising, telecommunications, Yellow Pages and electronic directory markets, as well as to government agencies, law firms and investment companies looking to understand trends and revenue drivers. BIA/Kelsey’s annual conferences draw executives from across industries seeking expert guidance on how companies are finding innovative ways to grow. Additional information is available at http://www.biakelsey.com, on the company’s Local Media Watch blog, Twitter (http://twitter.com/BIAKelsey) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/biakelsey).