TruePresence Introduces Milestone 25th Franchise
National Internet Marketing Firm Expands to West Coast with New Locations in L.A. and San Diego; Offices Also Open in Atlanta, Illinois and Virginia
April 04, 2008 // Franchising.com // Baltimore, MD – TruePresence, a national Internet marketing firm that helps businesses find, get and keep customers online, today announced that it has expanded to 25 markets nationwide with the addition of five new franchise owners. The locations include Loretta Mayfield (Springfield, Virginia), Barton Wood (Atlanta, Georgia), Buzz Park (Los Angeles), Mike Rea and Ann Johnston (Peoria, Illinois), and Jimmy and Claire Fu (San Diego).
"We are thrilled with the steady growth our franchise network has maintained," said Michael Teitelbaum, President of TruePresence. "Internet marketing is a red-hot industry, and a TruePresence franchise is a fantastic opportunity to leverage its explosive growth to create a lucrative career."
With the announcement of their first West Coast franchises, TruePresence has achieved its goal of nationwide expansion and continues to aggressively pursue expansion plans throughout the country.
"Sales, marketing and media professionals throughout the country are recognizing that almost every business has a need for consultative Internet marketing expertise," said Teitelbaum. 'With TruePresence, business leaders benefit from the expert guidance from a local Internet marketing consultant backed by the resources of a centrally-located team of Web development and search marketing experts."
Franchise owners are a carefully selected group of experienced marketing and sales professionals, trained and educated to offer clients the most powerful and effective online solutions for their specific business needs.
New Franchise Owners & Markets
Loretta Mayfield – Springfield, Virginia
Loretta brings over 20 years of sales, advertising, and marketing experience to her clients in Northern Virginia. She began with newspaper and radio advertising in the Midwest, and has been a district marketing manager for Sodexho, at George Mason University Dining Services, and a marketing specialist with the Department of the Army in Germany. Most recently, she spent six years as a Customer Advocate and Business Manager for mainframe software contracts within the Department of Defense at Computer Associates.
Barton Wood – Atlanta, Georgia
Over 20 years of helping clients execute original marketing ideas from concept to reality has taught Barton Wood the meaning of exceptional standards. His creative passion and ability to think outside of the box, while maintaining a clear focus on the marketing objectives, has earned him praise and awards for his work, including Addy Awards for design, Mobius Awards for packaging and Amy Awards for marketing. Long-term relationships with clients such as International Paper, Cox Communications, Coca Cola, Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, Stanley Proto, BellSouth, MCI Worldwide, UPS, Equifax and countless others have established him as an invaluable resource for B2B and B2C marketing campaigns.
Buzz Park – Los Angeles, California
Buzz brings over 12 years of sales, training/instruction, and advertising/marketing experience to the West Los Angeles office of TruePresence. Most recently, Buzz was a CBS Radio advertising executive for KFWB News 980 AM, helping small and mid-sized businesses build their radio marketing strategies. It was there that Buzz realized that the local business community he serviced was underserved in their Internet marketing needs. Buzz is a graduate of the Naval Academy and a Navy veteran.
Mike Rea & Ann Johnston – Peoria, Illinois
Ann and Mike have marketing and management backgrounds in broadcast media. They are former radio station owners in Central Illinois, and also have been a part of a media ownership group with stations in Illinois, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. Ann has an extensive background in working with national and regional accounts in developing win-win solutions for her clients.
Mike brings a background of both general management and project management skills built over a twenty-five year career in media. Together, Mike and Ann provide tactical and strategic planning to small and medium sized businesses enabling them to most efficiently take advantage of the Internet and its dynamic marketing potential.
Jimmy Fu – San Diego, California
Jimmy has more than 16 years of sales and marketing experience, having most recently served as a leading business consultant for Smiths Medical. Fu's professional experience also includes distinguished business-to-business sales and marketing experience with Lanier Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic. He is a graduate of University of California, Riverside, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Nationwide, TruePresence now has offices in the following cities and markets:
2.Asheville, North Carolina
5.Boca Raton, Florida
8.Charleston, South Carolina
11.Ellicott City (Howard County), Maryland
12.Fairfield County, Connecticut
13.Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
14.Los Angeles, California
19.San Diego, California
20.Scotch Plains, New Jersey
21.St. Petersburg, Florida
TruePresence is a national Internet marketing firm dedicated to helping businesses of all types and sizes find, get, and keep customers. The company's unique franchise approach lets clients work strategically with a local consultant, while a national team of web design, development, and online marketing experts manages the fulfillment of each client solution. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, TruePresence currently has 25 franchise offices operating across the country and is actively expanding to new markets. For more information, visit www.truepresence.com.