Local Entrepreneur Acquires Valpak of Greater Charleston

First-Time Franchisee Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in South Carolina

September 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL  – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Sam Thompson has acquired the existing Valpak of Greater Charleston territory. With this territory, Valpak’s signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 130,000 households in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, James Island, Goose Creek and Moncks Corner.

“I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and I’m fortunate that Valpak has provided me with an opportunity to translate my drive and motivation into a successful business,” said Thompson. “I’m eager to continue building my team as we work together to guide our customers in fulfilling their marketing needs while bringing savings to residents in the Charleston community.”

Thompson brings nearly four decades of management experience to his Valpak business, with a background in real estate, mortgage originations and manufacturing. Ambitious and motivated to the core, Thompson has his sights set on joining Valpak’s coveted President’s Club within the next year. With the brand’s recent integration of a new portfolio of digital offerings, Thompson is committed to achieving high sales volume and growing Valpak’s business in the Greater Charleston area.

“We have no doubt that Sam’s business will flourish in Charleston,” said Greg Courchane, Valpak’s director of franchise sales. “With a focus on community and a leadership style that people gravitate to, we’re thrilled that businesses in the community will have Sam and his team to turn to for guidance, and that residents will be able to find great ways to save through Valpak’s offerings.”

A leader in cooperative direct mail, Valpak mails coupons to nearly 40 million demographically targeted households per month in more than 100 markets in 45 states and four Canadian provinces. Today, in addition to its flagship Blue Envelope, Valpak offers its business customers an impressive portfolio of digital advertising products including Smartphone apps, which are also integrated into the Samsung Wallet, Apple Passbook, Google Wallet and online coupons to reach consumers at home, and on-the-go.

Ideal candidates for Valpak franchise ownership should possess a desire to join a trusted, industry-leading brand, work within a proven franchise system, develop relationships with local businesses and have a comfort level with selling new, digital technologies. Franchisees should also possess a minimum liquidity of $75,000, and a minimum net worth of $150,000.

For more information on Valpak franchise opportunities, please contact Greg Courchane at greg_courchane@valpak.com or 727-399-3091 or visit www.valpakfranchising.com.

Discover more about Valpak®

Valpak is at the heart of communities across North America, helping people save, businesses grow and neighborhoods thrive through a network of local franchises in the U.S. and Canada. Valpak marketing consultants live and work in your neighborhood. We know what your customers want (we are them!) and can help you take the guesswork out of advertising with real-world marketing solutions that drive measurable results. From the mailbox to online to mobile devices, Valpak continues to find innovative ways to connect businesses with consumers. Monthly, close to 40 million homes receive our Blue Envelope of savings and traffic on valpak.com and our syndication partner sites exceeds 110 million. Backed by the muscle of Cox Target Media, your local Valpak office has the means and know-how to custom build a marketing campaign that meets your needs and budget. Let us introduce you to the neighborhood. Call Valpak at 1-800-676-6878.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading destination for online coupon codes and grocery deals. The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 59 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online www.coxmediagroup.com.

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