FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Zope Corporation today announced that Bill Blevins has been named Vice President of Revenue. Bill will develop direct and distributor channel sales for the Company's small business loyalty marketing platform, Zebra Reach (http://www.zebrareach.com/).
Mr. Blevins comes to Zope Corporation after having served as Vice President of New Business Development for GateHouse Media, Inc., located in Fairport, NY from 2009 where he was responsible for developing a business that sells digital marketing services and tools to small business to help them manage and more efficiently communicate with their customers using social media and their traditional web sites. These tools and services included reputation management monitoring, email marketing, mobile web site creation and hosting, social media messaging management, text messaging, online presence management, SEO, SEM and social media advertising.
From 2006 – 2009, Bill Blevins was the Vice President of Online Operations for GateHouse Media. In that role he was a key member of team that completed a successful initial public offering (IPO) in Oct. 2006 that led to over $1.5 billion in newspaper and Internet acquisitions over the next 18 months. Bill was responsible for designing and implementing global online strategy, centralizing core digital technologies shared by more than 465 web sites and he had P&L responsibility for digital sales of more than $28 million in 2009.
Bill Blevins was formerly Vice President of Online Operations at Community Newspaper Holdings, Incorporated [CNHI] in Birmingham, AL from 2004–2006. From 1990–2004, Bill held several newsroom and online management positions, including Director of Photography and Internet Director running Fredericksburg.com for The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co. Inc., of Fredericksburg, VA. He holds a bachelor's degree from the School of Fine Arts and Communications at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
"The Zebra Reach platform is poised to become a critical tool for independent business owners to really know their customer base and the products they like" Blevins said. "I'm thrilled with the early warm reception Zebra Reach has seen. The free mobile app simplifies earning rewards for the consumer and the platform puts affordable consumer intelligence in the hands of the smallest business owners."
Rob Page, CEO of Zope Corporation commented, "This is an extremely exciting time for the Company. Small businesses need urgent help implementing contemporary marketing practices. Together with our publishing and distribution partners Zebra Reach will help these businesses reach and develop their most loyal customers."
"Bill's experience developing field sales operations will be invaluable to our efforts to grow the number of small businesses we can help with Zebra Reach," Page continued. "We are delighted to have Bill join our management team."
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