SAN FRANCISCO: Internet start-up SmartAge.com, which recently made Upside Magazine’s list of the ’Hot 100 Private Companies,’ is on the hunt for a full-service PR firm.
SAN FRANCISCO: Internet start-up SmartAge.com, which recently made
Upside Magazine’s list of the ’Hot 100 Private Companies,’ is on the
hunt for a full-service PR firm.
SmartAge.com VP of marketing Doug Roseborough estimated the account to
be worth anywhere between dollars 15,000 to dollars 40,000 per month in
Since its January 1998 launch, PR for the San Francisco-based company,
which provides e-commerce and Web marketing services to small
businesses, has been handled on a part-time project basis by solo
practitioner Pat Reilly.
Roseborough said he is not necessarily seeking a hi-tech agency. ’We are
looking for a firm that first and foremost understands the small
business arena,’ he said. ’We want an agency that can help us tell our
story to the business community and that can get us into publications
that small business owners read.’
As part of this full-court PR press, SmartAge.com has hired former
Ketchum San Francisco senior account executive Courtly Stevens as a
senior PR manager, a position which reports to Roseborough.
Founded by former Ziff-Davis Publishing president Bill Lohse,
SmartAge.com claims a membership base of 500,000 companies using its
services, which include SmartClicks, a free banner exchange program.