SOURCE: Engage121, Inc.

Engage121, Inc.

April 26, 2011 10:08 ET

MAACO Selects Engage121 for Enterprise and Local Social CRM Activities

America's Bodyshop® Extends Their "Customer Care" Focus to Social Media for Immediate Response and Interactive Engagement With Consumers

NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - Engage121, Inc., a software firm specializing in customer relationship management through social media, has added MAACO to its list of major franchise organizations using the Engage121 Enterprise edition to manage their social media initiatives.

"MAACO can now monitor customer and franchisee communication across multiple social media platforms, plus consumer review and rating sites, from the Engage121 integrated application," said Warren Stoll, Vice President of Marketing for MAACO. "That saves us valuable time that we can use to engage more consumers, which is critical to our company's focus on 'Customer Satisfaction.'"

Engage121's application will allow MAACO to develop approved content in individual "libraries," and then syndicate that content for use at either the corporate level or the individual franchisee level. Other features of the Engage121 Enterprise solution will allow MAACO to provide a more interactive experience for their fans and followers in the social media. MAACO will create customized "FANlets," (Facebook applets created through the Engage121 application) to conduct polls, encourage fan engagement and reward loyal fans with special offers.

Evaluation tools inside Engage121 will measure the results of MAACO's social media efforts and report metrics like sentiment, buzz, share of voice, and unique platform activity over time.

"MAACO came to us with well-defined goals for implementing their social media strategy on both the enterprise and local levels," according to Engage121 CEO Jon Victor. "They chose Engage121 because of the functionality of our Enterprise solution plus our knowledge and years of experience serving the franchise industry," Victor said.

Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting is North America's Bodyshop. Since its founding in 1972, Maaco has repaired and painted more than 17 million vehicles, currently at the rate of about one-half million vehicles a year. As the world's largest provider of collision repair and auto painting services, Maaco's 475 franchised centers serve all collision industry segments, including customer direct pay, insurance, fleets and government. MAACO Franchising, Inc., is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa.

About Engage 121, Inc.
For more than 10 years, Engage121, Inc. has provided communication services to over one thousand national franchisors, dealerships, direct sellers, and other communications professionals. The Engage121 application is the clear leader in delivering customer relationship management through the social media to national brands with local sales locations. The company continues to provide communications professionals its other, highly regarded communications tools, including Grassroots PR, MediaQ, MatchPoint and AP Planner. The MediaQ media monitoring application was the primary source of analysis to the primary participants in the recent Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, and its GrassrootsPR application provides local news distribution services to over one hundred thousand local businesses. For more information, please visit