Wpromote Secures Second Acquisition With San Francisco-Based KickStart Search

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

In a deal finalized on April 7th, 2015, Commerce agency Wpromote completed its second ever acquisition, inking a deal with San Francisco Bay Area search engine marketing firm KickStart Search. The new partnership was part of continuing efforts on behalf of Wpromote to expand their business services, clientele, and overall capabilities. The mutually beneficial arrangement will allow KickStart Search to draw on Wpromotes expertise, tools, and market mastery, while Wpromote will be able to tap into and better assist a brand new set of clients in and around San Francisco.

The union is one that just makes sense according to Wpromote CEO Mike Mothner. Were incredibly excited to be joining up with KickStart so that we can begin exploring new avenues not just for our companies, but for our clients. This deal is a win-win situation for everyone.

Based out of Los Angeles, Wpromote already serves a clientele that spans all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. By teaming with KickStart Search, the digital marketing agency will be able to concentrate new efforts on the San Francisco metropolitan area as well as form new relationships with small businesses local to the Bay Area that might otherwise go underserved. KickStart Search, a relatively young and fast-growing company, brings to the table exciting specialties like reputation management and comprehensive web design solutions to augment Wpromotes stable of existing offerings. Already specializing in such branches of Internet marketing as SEO and paid search management, KickStart Search will be able to expand their client base even further and offer significantly improved services with help from the experienced teams at Wpromote.

Ultimately, its the businesses each company serves that stand to benefit the most. Combining KickStart Searchs workforce with Wpromotes employee pool of 160+ people will create a team that is as agile as it is powerful and poised to do more than was ever possible before to support and empower clients.

In Wpromote, we have found a partner that shares our goals of providing the highest quality of customer service to ensure client satisfaction and retention while also providing top-notch search marketing results, said Andrew Armstrong, KickStart CEO, of the partnership. With access to the full suite of Wpromote resources and services, we are confident that this partnership will enable our clients to reach even loftier goals through their search marketing efforts.

Wpromote completed its first acquisition, of LA-based digital marketing agency Highly Relevant, in April of 2014.

For more information, visit http://www.wpromote.com or http://www.kickstartsearch.com.

About KickStart Search

Established in 2009 by CEO Andrew Armstrong, KickStart Search has provided customized search engine marketing solutions for hundreds of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide since their inception. Through offerings such as SEO, paid search management, web design, reputation management, public relations, and content marketing initiatives, KickStart has offered clients a full suite of online marketing services.

About Wpromote

Founded in 2001 by Michael Mothner, Wpromote is an award-winning online marketing firm headquartered in El Segundo, California. Wpromote has helped hundreds of clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies grow their businesses online with end-to-end digital solutions. Through integrated search, mobile, and social marketing, the firm has helped Toyota, Bayer HealthCare, Verizon, TOMS, Dickies, Wienerschnitzel, Cleveland Golf, Qlik, TUMI, and Zenni Optical dominate the online Commerce space. With unmatched experience in multi-channel, content-centric campaigns and unrivaled dedication to clients results, Wpromote helps companies big and small act and move like large enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.wpromote.com.

Marketing Kick-Start Session

Marketing Kick-Start Session
Event on 2014-11-20 09:00:00

Want to gain more leads, sales or repeat business? Need help introducing a new product or service?

Our kick-start session will help you gain more from your marketing in 2015. We'll help you review the last 12 months and plan effective marketing campaigns to fill your pipeline for the year ahead.

Why book a Marketing Kick-Start Session?

  • Understand which marketing activities helped generate your sales in 2014
  • Gain independent insight into the successful and not-so-successful campaigns run over the last 12 months
  • Develop an effective, manageable marketing plan for 2015 using a mix of marketing techniques such as social media, advertising, email marketing, direct mail, SEO, online advertising, PR, events and exhibitions
  • Benefit from the experience and expertise of marketing consultant and trainer, Hannah Sookias
  • Start next year with an effective marketing plan for filling your sales pipeline with leads, enquiries and sales

Our Marketing Kick-start sessions are designed to enable SMEs review their past marketing and develop a practical and effective plan for 2015. We work with the people responsible for marketing their business which typically includes marketing managers, business owners and sales managers.

We look forward to helping you gain more from your marketing!

at Client Offices or Sookias Media (Burton on Trent)
Torrington House
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

Kick-Start Your Job Search with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Paul Hill

Toronto, ON Canada (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

OSPE, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers have called on Paul Hill, the best selling author of The Panic Free Job Search book, to present a special workshop to its members in Toronto. The lead trainer of The Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp will provide hands-on help to members and new members in assisting them in their job search.

“Job search has changed so much over the last few years. Most engineers are still stuck in the digital job search sending out resumes to job postings. That is great if you are gambler,” said Paul Hill. “I don’t recommend gambling with one’s career by firing off a load of resumes. If you want to get hired in a job that results in a long tenure, you need to know how to gather information through social networking sites and how to approach the real decision makers, those who have the authority to hire you. That is how you tap into the real hidden job market.”

“I have seen Paul Hill live and this is a must attend event. He is a trainer and speaker who is passionate, high energy and extremely entertaining and offers such great innovative information,” said Alwyn de Melo, an OSPE Member.

For the long term unemployed, over reliance on resumes is what keeps the engineers unemployed. “Paul Hill shows professionals how to lead with themselves, how to communicate what they can do for an employer, not simply relying on what they have done in the past and he provides them with the most innovative tactics I have ever seen,” said Jim Geraghty, CEO of the Happen Inc. “His results through his Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp are simply phenomenal and he provides step by step training and support on how not to lead with one’s resume rather how to present a compelling message that gets people hired.”

Participants will learn how to get the inside track on advertised and unadvertised positions through a referral and shorten the hiring cycle as well as guarantee a longer tenure once hired. More and more employers are using LinkedIn to research and recruit candidates directly as well as research applicants who respond to job postings by viewing their profiles on LinkedIn. Implementing LinkedIn best practices is critical to a successful job search today. Knowing how to mine data off of LinkedIn by using Google and Yahoo to scrape LinkedIn for key contacts is the first step to guaranteeing one’s income stream. Hill will share proven tactics that will bolster traditional job search efforts and help participants find their next gratifying position more quickly.

“Kick-Start Your Job Search and Get More Interviews” is targeted to employed engineers seeking a promotion, unemployed engineers seeking a gratifying new position, foreign trained engineers new to Canada and new engineering graduates, engineers in training EITs seeking a new job or a better position and underemployed senior engineers.

“I guarantee that unemployed, underemployed, those new to Canada or new graduates will all benefit greatly from this hands-on workshop,” said Hill, Chief Instructor and President of Transition to Hired.

KickStart Your Job Search and Get More Interviews, is on December 12, 2013, at 7:00 PM to 10 PM at the Living Art Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 4B8, for more information Contact: John Moudakis (416-223-9961 x 236).

Transition to Hired and Paul Hill

Transition to Hired provides job search training and career coaching services, the groundbreaking Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp and innovative products that facilitate the job search process. Paul Hill has dedicated 26 years of his career to helping professionals get hired and he is the author of The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired. For more information, please visit TransitiontoHired.com and follow Paul Hill on twitter @GetHiredFastTrk.

OSPE Ontario Society Of Professional Engineers

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is a member-interest, advocacy organization, created jointly by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Canadian Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE). OSPE is the industrys leading provider of professional development services for engineers across Ontario offering a wide variety of courses, programs, and workshops to expand knowledge and skills.

Kick-start Your Online Marketing

Kick-start Your Online Marketing
Event on 2013-11-13 09:30:00

This workshop will be hosted by Amy Manuel from Adaptation Project in conjunction with Robert Lowry from Web Bright.

About the Workshop:


If you want to promote your business online, this workshop will give you simple tools and a planning process to get you on your way.


The beauty of online marketing and social media is that it is accessible to anyone. It is now possible for a small business to create the reputation and visibility of a big business without the need for a large advertising budget.


To effectively promote your business, you need a compelling story with plenty of informative and useful content to share with your audience.


The catch (and there is always a catch!) is that this takes time rather than money. The trick is to know where to concentrate your efforts for the best return. With the right planning and tools you will be able to use your time much more effectively. After all, you are running a business, and marketing is just one part of that.


This course will demystify online marketing by laying out clear actions in a logical step by step process to take you from online novice to a confident content marketer.

Workshop content:

You will be guided step by step through the online marketing planning process and have the opportunity to start applying it to your own business.

  • What online marketing can do for you.
  • Creating your brand’s compelling story.
  • How to find and engage with your audience.
  • Creating interesting and informative content.
  • How to share your content, eg social media, blogs, SEO/keywords.
  • Tools to manage your social media campaigns.

Practical elements:

  • Brainstorm with fellow attendees to create unique content ideas for your business.
  • A workbook and checklist will be provided on the day so you can start applying the process to your own business.


at Cavara Training
36 Spital Square
Whitechapel, United Kingdom

WordPress SEO Kickstart! Learn the basics of search strategy.

WordPress SEO Kickstart! Learn the basics of search strategy.
Event on 2013-08-12 18:30:00

Learn the fundamentals of search engine strategy and how to optimize your WordPress website/blog with this comprehensive SEO Kickstart class by chicagowptraining.com!

This hands-on class is geared towards those whom already have an existing WordPress website and are looking to optimize their site with search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

— This class is for Self-Hosted WordPress Users (WordPress.org) —

The instructor, Scott Winterroth, will cover a lot of search engine strategy in a little bit of time so be prepared to consume a lot of valuable stuff for getting your site indexed. Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll try to cover:

  • Getting your sites into Google, Yahoo and Bing
  • Optimize your site’s posts and pages
  • Intro Google Analytics, setting up your tracking code.
  • Overview of the many WordPress SEO plugins
  • Build a xml sitemap
  • How “hide” a page from search engines
  • Google+ Authorship Listings and other rich snippets
  • Tactical – and practical – strategy to get your site to rank well in search engines and what avoid so you don’t get deindexed.
  • And many more other cool online tools to check and manage your website’s SEO.

Instructor: Scott Winterroth, Digital Marketer

Scott provides a no-bs approach to building, maintaining and growing your WordPress powered website. Since 2008, he has personally managed, designed and maintained several WordPress-driven websites for a range of clients and for Front & Social Media, a Chicago-based blog publishing network. Scott is the founder of the WordPress Bloggers Meetup and authors a blog on seo at SEOforPR.com.

Scott’s WordPress Expertise:

  • Actively developed blogsites with WordPress since 2008
  • Manages a blog network built on WordPress sites
  • Provides clients with WordPress publishing strategy
  • Can provide educated, real-life examples of what works, what doesn’t and what to avoid.
  • Corporate Blogger with experience as a trainer and public speaker

What to Bring:

  • A laptop computer with power cord (Ethernet port recommended)
  • Google Chrome web browser installed on your computer (Mac & PC)
  • Notepad and pen
  • The willingness to learn a lot of information in a little bit of time.

Small Class Size:

  • Only 4 students, max!
  • Discounted parking rate available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This class requires an operational self-hosted WordPress site. If you're not sure if you have this, please take our WordPress Jumpstart!

at F&S Learning Loft
401 N. Franklin
Chicago, United States