New strategic partnership further enhances Acxiom’s business listings data to include details on thousands of SMBs
LITTLE ROCK Ark. and Nashua N.H. – December 4 2007 – A new strategic partnership with Nashua N.H.-based Search Initiatives LLC will provide clients of Acxiom® Corporation with more detailed business directory data on small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the country.
Acxiom will include data from Search Initiatives’ subsidiary eLocal Listing to further enhance its business data listings. In turn Search Initiatives will incorporate Acxiom data into its products including the company’s search and search engine optimization offerings.
“The U.S. business sector is constantly changing ” said Jon Cohn Acxiom product leader “and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to further improve the quality of our business data listings. With this agreement we’ll be able to provide even more detailed business information to our many data clients.”
“We are in the business of speaking to thousands of U.S. businesses every day ” said Tim Judd chief executive officer of Search Initiatives. “Through our subsidiary eLocal Listing and our network of call centers we reach out and touch millions of SMBs each year. The additional information we discover about those companies during our process will be incorporated into Acxiom’s core business listing products.”
The strategic alliance between the two companies reinforces the importance of the emerging local online market and the value of enhanced local contact data.
“The national online market has developed on a largely self-service basis that doesn’t work as well at the local level with time-starved small businesses ” Judd said. “To be effective while marketing to the enormous U.S. small business market you need accurate current data supported by the ability to talk to those customers with a personal touch.”
About Acxiom Corporation
Acxiom Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM) integrates data services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions for many of the largest most respected companies in the world. The core components of Acxiom s innovative solutions are Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology data
database services IT outsourcing risk mitigation consulting and analytics and privacy leadership. Founded in 1969 Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock Ark. with locations throughout the United States and Europe and in Australia China and Canada. For more information visit www.acxiom.com.
About eLocal Listing LLC and Search Initiatives LLC
eLocal Listing based in Temecula Calif. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Search Initiatives LLC. eLocal specializes in managing Internet marketing campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses. The company has more than 120 employees and thousands of customers who take advantage of eLocal’s expertise in search engine optimization and Internet search. For more information visitw ww.searchinitiatives.com and www.elocallisting.com.
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