Advertising with MySpace
Crawford says MySpace is one of their "best advertising tools." And the best part, it's free.
MySpace is a social networking site that allows users worldwide to explore other people and businesses. It has no limits, from person to person or business to business, it's endless.
Canvas Tattoo is right across the street from Tropical Liqueurs and convinced them just recently to join MySpace. And other businesses in Columbia are doing the same. Including some local realtors like Dave Ursery.
Ursery works for Reese and Nichols Realtors. Around the office people know him by his real name, but on MySpace, he is Dave the Realtor.
Even though he has only been in the business a short time, MySpace has helped him be only a click away to millions of people.
"I would say that my own personal business has increased probably about 200 to 300%," said Ursery. "I'm currently involved in three closings that are a direct result of that networking."
Last August, MySpace hit the 100 million users mark, making it the largest social networking website in the world.
Because of the demand from businesses wanting a piece of the MySpace scene, some entrepreneurial online ventures are now offering marketing packages to help small businesses establish themselves on the social networking site.
Such packages usually offer to find 'friends' to connect with as well as sending those friends advertising messages on behalf of the businesses.
Despite the current success of local businesses advertising on MySpace, it may be a short-lived boost. In fact, according to the official MySpace Terms of Service, commercial endeavors and endorsements are prohibited from profiles.