SOURCE: Houston Piano Company

Who will be Tops in Texas in 2011?

February 03, 2011 20:00 ET

Houston Piano Company Voted Top Piano Company In Texas

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - announced today that Houston Piano Company received the most votes for Top Piano Company in Texas in the 2010 contests. Winners for more than 130 contests are being announced and get to carry the tag, "Voted Tops In Texas 2010" for all of 2011. "There were 10 nominees at the start of the year," said Linda Starr, Poll Director for Top Piano Company In Texas. "Houston Piano Company drove the vote and won."

Houston Piano Company garnered more than 70% of the votes in the contest, which is designed to help small businesses market themselves on the Internet for free. "The biggest change in marketing in the last 2 years has been the advent of Social Media," said Starr. "Most businesses are left wondering what they can say 2 - 10 times a week via Twitter, Facebook, Digg and other social media options. They're left tweeting something like, 'I'm at Starbucks getting some lemon cake,' which does nothing for their sales or their brand. We designed Tops In Texas to help businesses take control of their brand and do so specifically through Internet marketing options such as email marketing and social media, by giving them something meaningful to say. And what is more meaningful to a small business than saying, 'Please vote for me for Tops In Texas?'"

"We won," said Houston Piano Company owner, Sue Merrill. "We drove the vote because we believe we're Tops In Texas and there's no more democratic way to make that a reality than popular vote. Too many media-driven lists are motivated by who will buy advertising or they are listed at the sole discretion of the writer or her editor. We like winning the popular vote."

Houston Piano Company is located on West 13th street in Houston. They sell brand name pianos such as Bechstein, Kawai, Brodmann, Roland, Taylor and Yahama. Their showroom has more than 15,000 square feet including a unique Recital Hall.

Some winners will appear in Tops In Texas advertising. Since 2004 Tops In Texas has run contests and taken advertisers into local editions of national magazines such as TIME, NEWSWEEK, BON APPETIT, FOOD & WINE and more.

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