Cross-posted from the Web.com Blog
Web.com this morning announced some very exciting news. We’ve signed a 10-year contract with thePGA to become the title sponsor of the newly renamed Web.com Tour. Previously the Nationwide Tour, the Web.com Tour will serve to identify and transition players who are ready to compete and win on the PGA TOUR.
The Web.com umbrella sponsorship takes effect immediately with this week’s United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club near Evansville, Indiana, and extends through 2021. In addition to the umbrella sponsorship, Web.com will also become an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR, Web.com Tour, and Champions Tour.
Web.com has seen rapid growth of its business in recent years by helping small businesses do the same, and by partnering with the PGA to sponsor the Web.com Tour will continue on this path.
“This sponsorship is a perfect fit for us–Web.com is committed to helping small- and medium-sized businesses compete and succeed, just as the Web.com Tour helps talented, dedicated athletes maximize their potential and fulfill their dreams,” David Brown CEO of Web.com said. “We believe that the professionalism and competition of PGA TOUR golf resonates most strongly with business decision-makers, making the national and international exposure we gain with this sponsorship an unparalleled opportunity to reach more of our target market.”
In becoming an official marketing partner of the PGA TOUR, Web.com joins the ranks of companies like Avis, Coca-Cola, FedEx, John Deere, and MasterCard. The Web.com Tour will increase our national visibility and connect us with even more small- to medium-sized businesses looking for online solutions.
Now, this is a hole-in-one! To join us in celebrating this exciting news, follow@WebdotcomTour on Twitter and share a tweet using the hashtag #WebdotcomTour.
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Many customers and our friends in the community have asked us for our view on the discussion regarding SOPA, the: Stop Online Piracy Act . Network Solutions is part of Web.com Group, Inc.(Nasdaq: WWWW) and below is a statement from Matt McClure, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Web.com.
Web.com supports the protection of intellectual property rights and prohibiting illegal activities on the Internet, including what is commonly referred to as online piracy. We believe the current remedies available to rights holders provide an effective means of enforcing intellectual property rights and that any additional remedies should be carefully crafted with a mind towards allowing the Internet to continue to function as the backbone of creativity, democracy and open communications.
Network Solutions(R) Brings Industry Experts Together to Help Small Businesses Revisit Sales, Social Media, Mobile and HR Strategies to Boost Results
HERNDON, Va., Dec 12, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Network Solutions(R) launches its holiday initiative, “12 Ways to Makeover Your Small Business in 2012,” to inspire small business owners to revisit existing efforts and identify smart ways to grow their businesses in 2012. From Dec. 12 to Dec. 27, 2011, well-known small business experts, who are also entrepreneurs themselves, will share specific growth strategies in a series of free Web videos focused on sales, social media, mobile and hiring, hosted on Network Solutions’ Solutions are Power blog, Network Solutions’ Facebook page and GrowSmartBiz blog.
These thought leaders will share their top tips for these topics and many more:
- Sales- Relationships are crucial to sales. The small business experts will share their executable tips for maintaining and growing relationships, leading to an increasing volume of business.
- Social Media- The experts will impart their proven strategies for how to retain and grow fans and followers in 2012.
- Mobile- Smartphones can be powerful communications tools both internally, with colleagues, and externally, with customers. The thought leaders will help small business owners understand how they can be more effective inside and outside the office using mobile devices.
- Hiring- It is more important than ever to bring in the right talent when you do have an opening. The small business experts will explore hiring myths and impart strategies for selecting dedicated and loyal employees from the Gen-Y and Millennial cohorts.
The videos will highlight renowned experts, including Michael Michalowicz, the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur; Mario Armstrong , Emmy-winning technology expert; Rieva Lesonsky, founder and CEO of GrowBizMedia; Barry Moltz, speaker, consultant and author of Bounce! The Path to True Business Confidence; Ramon Ray, editor and tech evangelist at smallbiztechnology.com; Terry Starbucker, co-founder of SOBCon; Jay Ehret, dean of marketing know-how at the Marketing Spot; Jennifer Nycz-Conner, special sections producer, the Washington Business Journal; Jenn Mathews, the goddess of SEO; Jennifer Shaheen, the technology therapist; Beth Schillaci, small business consultant and author of Your Social Media Roadmap; and Deborah Shane, branding strategist.
“What better way to share the excitement of the holidays and the fresh hope for the New Year than to bring top small business thought leaders straight to our customers,” said Shashi Bellamkonda, senior director of social media at Network Solutions. “This will be the perfect way for small business owners to find quick, executable strategies to hit the ground running in 2012.”
On Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. EST, Network Solutions will kick off the initiative by hosting Anita Campbell, executive editor of top small business blog, Small Business Trends, and author of Visual Marketing, for a live Facebook chat on Network Solutions’ wall. Campbell will help attendees discover how to invigorate their marketing in 2012 for better brand awareness and, in turn, better sales.
Join Network Solutions to celebrate 2012:
- Take initiative- Ring in the New Year with a new domain name. This month only, purchase a domain name for $1.99, the lowest price of the year. visit http://bit.ly/abt12smbtips take advantage of this offer. Terms, conditions and limitations to this offer apply.
- Participate in the Facebook chat on Dec. 14 with Small Business Trends Executive Editor, Anita Campbell
- To join the discussion, sign up for the event, here, and visit Network Solutions’ Facebook page on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. EST.
- Anita Campbell will answer questions about marketing, hiring and social media trends in 2012.
- Visit the Network Solutions’ blogs Solutions are Power and GrowSmartBiz,
as well as its Facebook page to view new videos from top small business experts from Dec. 12 through Dec. 27. — Join the conversation on Twitter, by tweeting with the hashtag, #12SMBtips.
About Network Solutions
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