GannettLocal Named to Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program Leading full-service digital marketing company tapped to help local businesses maximize the power and reach of the Google AdWords online advertising platform

PHOENIX, July, 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GannettLocal, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions, announced today that the company has been named to the Google AdWords™ Premier SMB Partner program. GannettLocal's inclusion in the program marks a strategic alliance, offering maximum value to local advertisers by providing high-quality customer service and expert, professional AdWords account management.

As a Premier SMB Partner, GannettLocal provides full-service AdWords account management on behalf of local merchants, from account setup and activation, to ongoing campaign management and optimization. This agreement is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses, and encourage them to use online advertising as a cost-effective way to find and target new customers as well as drive repeat customers.

"We created the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner program to help small businesses connect with hand-picked, highly qualified companies like GannettLocal," said Kesh Patel, Head of Business Development, Channel Sales, North America for Google. "Businesses will not only benefit from GannettLocal's in-depth training, but from their years of experience in the local market."

Premier SMB Partners meet Google's highest standards and criteria for qualification, transparency and customer service, which include completing extensive Google product and account management training. This ensures that Premier SMB Partners can provide small businesses with the most effective AdWords advertising solutions. This, coupled with GannettLocal's ability to manage every aspect of a business's digital marketing needs with end-to-end support, gives advertisers an extremely competitive presence online.

"This opportunity reinforces the deep commitment and expertise GannettLocal provides to our clients," said Vikram Sharma, president and CEO, Gannett Digital Marketing Services. "We have a high standard of support and campaign management that our advertisers rely on, and inclusion in the Premier SMB Partner program is recognition of that service."

About GannettLocal

GannettLocal, a Gannett company (NYSE: GCI), works closely with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries to deliver innovative digital marketing solutions. The company specializes in best-in-class digital marketing services that drive local performance, including paid search, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, maps and reputation management. GannettLocal is part of Gannett Digital Marketing Services group, a portfolio of businesses leading the way in helping national and SMB partners grow their business through local activation.

Media Contact: Holly Sanger, GannettLocal, 602.444.1701,

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