ePrize and Entrepreneur Search for Small Business with Big Online Challenges

ePrize and Entrepreneur Search for Small Business with Big Online Challenges

Posted : Mon, 02 Jul 2007 13:52:01 GMT

PLEASANT RIDGE, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ — ePrize and Entrepreneur magazine today launched the "Entrepreneur and Caffeine Marketing Jolt: Win an Online Marketing Makeover" contest. The winning business will have the opportunity to revamp its current online marketing strategy with the newest and best technology available. Companies can vie to win the makeover by visiting http://www.entrepreneur.com/marketingjolt and describing in no more than 200 words their biggest online marketing problems. The Entrepreneur and Caffeine Marketing Jolt contest is open to businesses of any size that have a Web site and runs through Aug. 31, 2007.

The contest recognizes that, in the competitive online retail market, businesses face a number of marketing challenges, including search-engine visibility, lead generation, identifying target markets, and loyalty generation. These challenges can be overcome easily with the right combination of interactive marketing technology, as will be demonstrated in the makeover of the winning business.

The winner will be announced in December and will receive a prize worth up to $20,000 in services and products, which include:

– Prepayment for sixth months of use or up to 100,000 entrants into the winner's Caffeine interactive promotion for the business – E-mail marketing for six months or up to 10,000 e-mails – Coupon printing through Caffeine for six months or up to 100,000 coupon prints – Search-engine optimization marketing for up to six months provided by Awecomm Web Strategies – Up to 30 hours of private consultation time with Caffeine experts within a six-month period – Graphic design services to upgrade the company's logo – A free three year subscription to Entrepreneur – A selection of books from Entrepreneur Press

The winner also will be featured in the December 2007 issue of Entrepreneur.

Caffeine is the pioneering technology platform developed by ePrize that offers businesses the power to build and deploy advanced and fully customized online sweepstakes, in fewer than 10 minutes. Caffeine's unique technology makes it simple for small- and medium-sized businesses to compete with big brands by launching sweepstakes quickly, efficiently and with no risk or upfront costs. Using Caffeine, businesses can increase traffic to their Web sites and meet customers.

"We created the 'Marketing Jolt' competition to inject Caffeine directly into the marketing veins of a business that shows exceptional potential to overcome extraordinary online marketing problems," said ePrize Founder and CEO Josh Linkner. "With a Caffeine promotion, the winning business will experience a buzz among consumers at a level that it's never been able to attain before. This promotion will engage the business in new opportunities and drive amazing results through one-to-one marketing."

Contest entrants will be evaluated on four criteria: – Originality (25%) – Business Criteria (25%) – Entrepreneurial Spirit (25%) – Grammar (25%)

"Today consumers carry their media in their pockets or around their necks, and they are poised for interaction every second," said Entrepreneur Editorial Director Rieva Lesonsky. "The Caffeine Marketing Jolt contest is designed to help one business demonstrate the full strength of that interaction through an energetic online promotions program."

To find out more information, read the complete official rules or to enter the contest, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/marketingjolt.

About Caffeine

The Caffeine Promotions Platform(TM) is the first and only Web-based promotion builder that gives small- and medium-sized businesses the same tools as big-brand marketers at a flexible price. Caffeine is completely hosted by ePrize and allows businesses to set up interactive promotional campaigns in just minutes. The Caffeine platform lets SMBs choose how many local leads they desire each week, thereby allowing these businesses to set the price for each campaign created. Moreover, businesses can determine the exact geographic area from which they want their leads to come — whether specific localities or a national market — and pay only for those leads that fit their objectives.

About ePrize LLC

As the worldwide leader of interactive promotions, ePrize creates one-to- one relationships between advertisers and their individual customers. With a focus on motivating specific consumer behavior, campaigns range from online sweepstakes to global points-based loyalty programs. Since 1999, ePrize has successfully launched more than 3,000 promotions for 73 of the top 100 brands (as ranked by Advertising Age), including Coca-Cola, American Express, Dell, General Motors, The Gap, Yahoo!, Southwest Airlines, P&G, Disney, and Subway. ePrize has earned numerous awards, including the number-six ranking among the PROMO 100 and No. 185 on the 2006 Inc. 500 list. ePrize's more than 350 professionals are dedicated to delivering extraordinary service, along with immediate and measurable results. Headquartered in Detroit, the company also has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and London. For more information, visit http://www.eprize.com/.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

Entrepreneur Media Inc. is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. Our products engage and inspire every day with the advice, solutions and resources that fuel the bold and independent way entrepreneurs think.

After 30 years, nobody reaches more growing businesses. As the original magazine for the small and midsize business community, Entrepreneur continues to be the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. Entrepreneur.com is the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and emerging businesses worldwide. Entrepreneur Press publishes the books that turn entrepreneurial skills into business success.

To learn more, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/. To advertise, please contact us at http://www.entrepreneur.com/mediakit. Contact: Elin Spahr Airfoil Public Relations for ePrize, LLC 248-304-1412 spahr@airfoilpr.com

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Josh Linkner http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=53006 ePrize LLC

CONTACT: Elin Spahr of Airfoil Public Relations for ePrize, LLC,
+1-248-304-1412, spahr@airfoilpr.com

Web site: http://www.entrepreneur.com/marketingjolt

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