Seattle-based LiveChime, maker of marketing software tools, announced today that it has released version 2.0 of its popular Intercept Marketing platform. Intercept Marketing uses the power of social media groups, often numbering more than 50,000 each, to create unprecedented reach into social media for a small business. A small business finally has a single solution that combines social media marketing, email, mobile and retargeted advertising into a single easy-to-use website to help any small business.
“There’s an abundance of good advice out there telling small businesses how to market online,” said Tod Turner, CEO of LiveChime. “The problem is that the expert advice is too costly for most small businesses and too complex for a small business manager with limited time and budget. We solve this problem, giving small businesses everything they need for effective marketing and revenue growth through a single interface and low monthly fee.”
Intercept Marketing 2.0 is a fully automated digital marketing suite. It dramatically reduces marketing costs for any small business, with projected saving of thousands of dollars a month. The holistic platform gives business owners total visibility into their marketing efforts, and how well they are performing, and it does the majority of the marketing work for them. “It takes less than five minutes to get your message in front of more than 100,000 potential customers” said Turner.
The platform connects numerous forms of marketing to a single dashboard, including social media, email marketing, mobile device marketing, advertising on Google and Facebook, and search engine optimization (SEO). The platform automates the entire process, including the often time-consuming work of finding interesting “curated” content to share on social media. Thousands of licensed articles created by Tempesta Media, a leading content marketing solution for agencies and enterprises, make up the content marketing module of the Intercept Marketing 2.0 product. Articles relevant to a small business’s target market are shared with potential customers, providing education and engagement with the business’s brand. In this way, Intercept Marketing 2.0 does the “heavy lifting” of bringing new visitors to a site and then handles follow up with automated email, mobile and advertising. The goal of the platform is to focus the business owner’s time on talking to customers who are ready to buy.
Intercept 2.0 comes complete with a 1-time $300 concierge setup service, including an email newsletter template, mobile offer, and a dozen social groups to market to. After that, the service starts at $149 per month, covering the generation and follow-up process for up to 1,000 new sales leads. LiveChime projects that it can increase sales conversions by 300 to 400 percent.
LiveChime offers any business a FREE custom analysis of their competitors’ online advertising to anyone who comes and takes a look at Intercept Marketing. “There are a lot of small businesses out there who could use a little help, and we’ve found a way to make it easy,” said Turner.