NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -05/16/12)- Likeable Media today announced the launch of Likeable Local and Likeable Community College. Both were created in conjunction with Likeable's mission to help organizations leverage social media and word of mouth marketing to become more transparent, responsive and likeable.
"We realize that many small business owners don't have the resources to hire an agency and don't have the time to create content for and grow their social media pages themselves," said Dave Kerpen, Co-Founder and CEO of Likeable Media. "This is the first all-encompassing Facebook solution for small businesses."
Likeable Local's first vertical is Likeable Dentists, in partnership with a leading distributor of dental, medical and veterinary supplies. Likeable Dentists provide full service social media support, with four key components: content publisher, ad buyer, tabs creator and offline Facebook marketing kit. The platform, currently in closed beta, launched two weeks ago and already has more than 100 customers. Future planned verticals include Likeable Lawyers, Likeable Restaurants, Likeable Veterinarians and others. For more information please visit LikeableLocal.com and LikeableDentists.com.
Likeable is also launching Likeable Community College, a year-long program designed to train internal community managers, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals on tools they need to efficiently manage a community, proactively engage fans and build a likeable brand across all social networks. Likeable will issue an aptitude test that measures the community manager's knowledge of community management and social media. The community managers and other social media personnel will then be put on the appropriate track based on the results, current knowledge, and experience they've had with other companies or brands. There will be a total of 26 sessions that will focus on specific areas of community, such as real time engagement, content creation, optimized advertising, insights and analytics, appropriate responses and more. For more information please visit LikeableCC.com.
About Likeable Media:
Likeable Media is an award-winning, global social media and word of mouth marketing firm. Likeable Media is recognized as one of Facebook's top 90 Preferred Developer Consultants, and is the only agency to win three consecutive WOMMY awards from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). In 2011, Likeable Media was named #118 on the Inc 500 Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies and #12 in New York City. For more information, visit www.likeable.com.