SOURCE: Social Media Ventures, Inc.

August 20, 2010 06:30 ET

Social Media Ventures' Petsplaces.com Launches Advertising Campaign

JERICHO, NY--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) -  Social Media Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMVI) is pleased to announce that it has implemented a new online marketing and advertising strategy for its pet social networking portal, www.PetsPlaces.com, aimed at increasing its membership base. The Company has entered into an agreement to promote PetsPlaces.com online.

The Company's strategy is to establish PetsPlaces.com as an important player in the pet marketing industry. PetsPlaces.com, under the direction of CEO Robert W. Thayer, will endeavor to raise significant consumer interest in its most important web marketing strategy to date. The internet campaign will bring exposure through Search Engine Optimization, Social Networks (ie. Facebook and Twitter) and pet oriented message boards. In addition, the Company will begin an email campaign to double opt-in pet related consumers, advertising the pet social networking site with the intention of increasing its online community quickly.

"The goal of the marketing campaign is to increase our membership base for PetsPlaces.com. The greater the membership base, the greater the potential of creating a sustainable advertising revenue base for SMVI. I want PetsPlaces.com to be the choice for all pet owners in the United States and abroad, to meet other pet owners and share their stories, opinions and advice," commented CEO, Robert W. Thayer.

About Social Media Ventures, Inc.

Social Media Ventures (PINKSHEETS: 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 two social networking sites; www.petsplaces.com and www.rocktag.us.

Social Media Ventures URL: www.socialmv.com

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