New York, NY (December 9, 2008) – On the heels of proven success in dozens of markets across the country, Yodle, a leader in local online advertising for small businesses, today announces the opening of its first Southwest US office. The Phoenix, Arizona location will employ more than 50 sales and account management employees to help local businesses generate highly qualified phone calls and new customers via the web. In the greater Phoenix area, Yodle has already helped hundreds of local businesses.
Yodle has made buying online ads simple and easy for thousands of local businesses, offering a high-performing, cost-effective alternative to more traditional offline advertising channels. Founded in 2005, the company delivers tangible results for its customers, focusing on generating phone calls instead of web clicks - roughly $1 invested with Yodle results in $8 in additional profit for small business owners such as plastic surgeons, lawyers, spa owners, plumbers and general contractors.
"We're excited to bring our operation to the Phoenix area, and help give the plumber in Scottsdale and the plastic surgeon in Phoenix an opportunity to reap the benefits of online advertising in a reliable and affordable way," said Court Cunningham, Yodle CEO. "There are over a billion local searches taking place every month online, which means a huge opportunity for Yodle to help generate new customers for local businesses."
Yodle currently operates sales offices in New York, Boston, Charlotte, and Philadelphia, and services customers in over 25 markets. Its expansion to the Southwest is the latest signal of the New York-based company's remarkable success. In 2008 Yodle saw 700% year-over-year growth, and currently employs approximately 250 staffers – up from 73 in 2007.
Yodle's new Arizona office is located at 1475 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, AZ.
Yodle provides local businesses with a simple and affordable way to get new customers and phone calls using online advertising. Yodle, a company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is transforming local online advertising by connecting local business owners with consumers in a simple, measurable and relevant way. Yodle has developed an integrated approach to signing up and serving local businesses that are transitioning their marketing budgets online. Yodle is headquartered in New York, NY with a presence in 25 major cities across the United States and has hundreds of employees helping thousands of customers. To find out more about Yodle, go to http://www.yodle.com.
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