CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandmuscle, a leading provider of distributed marketing management software and services, announced today that the company experienced record sales in the first quarter of 2014. The growth is due to the addition of 11 major national and international brands to its client roster as well as increased business from existing clients. Brandmuscle's expanded client list is a result of the rising demand by brands for a comprehensive local marketing platform and support system that allows affiliates to capitalize on local opportunities and conditions with brand-compliant, customized local marketing programs.
New Brandmuscle clients include national and international insurance providers, medical device, tax preparation and manufacturing companies, a popular fast casual restaurant, national and international franchise retailers and service providers, a global hotel chain, a global information technology company, a global health care company and a leading North American tire manufacturer.
In Q1 2014, Brandmuscle launched its latest version of the BrandBuilder® platform, which combines ad builder, print on demand, local media planning and buying and co-op management into one seamless, centralized distributed local marketing platform. The latest version of BrandBuilder® includes improved CRM integration, an enhanced shopping cart, and a variety of search and workflow enhancements.
"At Brandmuscle, we understand that a successful local marketing program requires careful planning and strategy," said Philip Alexander, Brandmuscle CEO. "Too often, we hear from marketers who purchased ad builder or local marketing automation solutions that looked good on paper, but failed in the field. Our focus is not merely on providing powerful, user-friendly technology. We are equally committed to providing the professional service and support our clients and their affiliates need to execute highly effective local marketing programs. The success of our unique model is evidenced by our record-breaking revenue and client growth. We look forward to continuing to offer turnkey integrated marketing solutions that enable global and national brands to own local."
Brandmuscle enjoyed double-digit revenue and EBITDA increases for the quarter.
Brandmuscle enables national and global brands to "own local", offering a comprehensive, user-friendly local marketing platform backed by 24/7 on-demand support. Brandmuscle enables local affiliates to capitalize on local opportunities and conditions with brand-compliant, customized messaging across all mediums and formats. With offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Austin and New Jersey and serving nearly 200 national and global brands, Brandmuscle was selected for Inc. Magazine's 500 | 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America List for the fourth consecutive year in 2013. For more information about Brandmuscle call (866) 464-4342 or visit www.brandmuscle.com.