SOURCE: The Berry Company

The Berry Company

May 16, 2011 14:37 ET

Vote Now for America's Small Businesses Worthy of a $60,000 "Extreme Marketing Makeover"

Winners to Receive The Berry Company's Consultative Services and Local Search Solutions Package

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Small businesses are America's economic engine, and it's more important than ever that they thrive and grow. That's the philosophy behind the Extreme Marketing Makeover contest, sponsored by The Berry Company. To cast your vote for the small businesses that most deserve a makeover, log on to BerryMeansBusiness.com/Makeover. Voting remains open through 11:59 p.m. EDT May 20.

A panel of Berry judges will incorporate the vote totals as they make the final selection of the grand prize and local market winners, to be announced May 25. The winners will receive consulting services and a year's worth of local search solutions from Berry, a leader in print and online directories and local search solutions. Profiles of the winners will be shared on BerryMeansBusiness.com, with their progress tracked throughout the year.

"We are thrilled to have a wide range of businesses represented -- from a surfing guide to a dentist, church and pet store. Voters will enjoy reviewing the entries and voting for the businesses that are most deserving of a makeover," said Pat Nichols, senior director of Corporate Communications for Berry. "Our expert team of consultants looks forward to initiating the makeovers, and working with our winners on a program that increases their local leads and improves their sales."

Small business owners in Cincinnati, Oahu, Anchorage, Lexington, Ky. and Mankato, Minn. were eligible to compete for the "Extreme Marketing Makeover" prize packages simply by telling Berry why their marketing program was lacking and their company deserving. In addition to the grand prize worth $60,000, three runner-up local businesses in each of the five markets will win marketing packages valued at nearly $37,000.

The Berry Company has been a trusted lead generation advisor to local businesses for decades as the publisher of 900 yellow page directories in 42 states. In 2010, Berry transformed its business beyond its flagship print directories to a full-service agency providing a wide range of online advertising solutions designed to reach consumers whenever and wherever they're searching for local goods and services.

ABOUT BERRY
The Berry Company LLC, is a leading provider of local online, search, video and print solutions. Its local leads experts help more than 240,000 businesses in 42 states market their businesses to local consumers. As an authorized reseller of YP.com™ in all of its markets, The Berry Company provides its clients with online listings and video advertising through this leading national Internet Yellow Pages site. The company is a Google™ Qualified Company, offering Google AdWords and other solutions to its clients.

Since its founding 100 years ago, The Berry Company has offered exceptional service, local market expertise and a strong portfolio of solutions. For more information, please visit www.BerryMeansBusiness.com. To follow Berry and the Extreme Marketing Makeover contest, become a "fan" of Berry at facebook.com/berrymeansbiz.

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