SOURCE: Social Media Ventures, Inc.

December 07, 2009 08:30 ET

SMVI to Utilize iContact Services for

JERICHO, NY--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Social Media Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMVI) has signed with iContact ( to use their software to create customized newsletters, blogs and surveys for the Company's social networking site for pet owners, (

"SMVI is pleased to announce its new service with iContact. PetsPlaces can utilize iContact's mail service to provide updates for new services and announcements to all of its online members of We hope this is the first of many new business development efforts for in this coming year," said Robert W. Thayer, CEO of SMVI.

iContact allows businesses to easily create, publish, and track email newsletters, surveys, blogs, autoresponders, and RSS feeds.

The timing is perfect as is gaining in popularity on the Internet. iContact's online service can be utilized to quickly send information to all online members of its social networking site for any new products endorsed by the site as well as using the service to send newsletters offering advice from its pet training expert. SMVI will use iContact's software to build a new, updated contact list for all members of that can track the performance of the email list with charts and graphs detailing end-user activity.

About iContact

With more than 57,000 customers, iContact provides email marketing for SMBs and non-profits. iContact allows for easy creation of email newsletters, surveys, and autoresponders. Market leaders like Bank of America, Ford, Intuit, Vonage, Symantec, International Paper, LG Electronics, ReMax, United Colors of Benetton, and Centex Homes, use iContact to build stronger relationships with their customers and prospects at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing methods. iContact, designed for the SMB market and iContact Enterprise, designed for mid-sized to large organizations, are both available at

About Social Media Ventures, Inc.

Social Media Ventures (SMVI) is an online media venture company, creating and acquiring niche social networking websites as well as revenue generating web sites. SMVI will integrate an online advertising program that focuses on attracting advertisers to its core demographics for each social networking site. Currently SMVI operates next-generation social networking sites including and

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