American Express Launches Marketing Solutions Product for Small Businesses

  American Express Launches Marketing Solutions Product for Small Businesses

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 30, 2012

LONDON, November 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  Providing practical online tools and expertise, American Express Marketing
       Solutions supports small businesses' needs to help them to grow

American Express has announced the launch of a product to support its customer
network of small businesses in the UK. American Express Marketing Solutions is
a comprehensive suite of practical tools and expertise accessible online to
help the network of small merchants that accept its cards' design and
implement effective marketing strategies. The product comprises a combination
of resources, all available in one place, specifically designed to help small
businesses grow.

Using American Express Marketing Solutions, merchants can access a range of
benefits including:

  *Marketing guides: complimentary step-by-step guidance on planning and
    executing online and offline marketing campaigns, such as setting
    objectives, planning budgets, attracting customers using online channels
    and social media, getting the most out of business directories and
    leveraging local advertising and partnerships. The social media small
    business guide is one of the helpful resources.

  *Preferential partner offers: American Express small merchants can benefit
    from a number of exclusive small business offers designed to help them in
    their marketing efforts. Offers available until the end of the year
    include: 
  *20% discount from Goodprint on printing and designing of offline marketing
    materials such as flyers and direct mailings
  *20% discount from Shopcreator on setting up and running a website for
    e-commerce
  *50% off listing on vouchercloud, helping merchants market their discounted
    offers online
  *All suppliers provide a hotline offering consultative support and
    assistance to all American Express merchants

  *Customer insights: complimentary, aggregated demographic and lifestyle
    insights about customers in a business' postcode from Experian.

Werner Decker, Senior Vice President, Merchant Services Europe, said: "We've
developed American Express Marketing Solutions in conjunction with our
customers: earlier in the year, our small merchants told us that they want
help and support with marketing initiatives, which can be confusing for those
without dedicated marketing staff. By listening to their needs, we've been
able to design the right package of tools and extend great offers to them,
giving them the support that can be difficult to find if you're a small
merchant without the resources of a bigger company behind you."

For more information about American Express Marketing Solutions, visit:
americanexpress.co.uk/marketingsolutions

Contact: kwittken + company, Christopher Clarke / Hannah Wallis, Telephone:
+44(0)20-7401-8001, e-mail: cclarke@kwitco.com / hwallis@kwitco.com
 
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