IRVINE, Calif. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Providing a convenient, flexible way for Japanese businesses to increase their presence online, WebVisible (www.WebVisible.com) today announced its entry into the Japanese market through an agreement with Recruit Co., Ltd. (www.Recruit.jp), Japan’s leading advertising media provider and publisher, and transcosmos Inc. (http://www.trans-cosmos.co.jp/english/), a leading provider of marketing chain management services throughout Asia. Under the agreement, Recruit’s Local Promotion division will offer WebVisible’s online advertising solution to local business customers throughout Japan, and transcosmos will provide search advertising campaign operations and localization support services.
Recruit provides highly-recognized magazines and websites throughout Japan, with more than 80 successful brands and 5.6 million active consumers. The company serves more than 400,000 small- to mid-size businesses in Japan, with vertical specialties that include housing, education, bridal, fashion, travel and fine foods, putting Recruit in a strong strategic position to service and promote local business customers throughout the country.
WebVisible is providing Recruit’s customers with locally targeted search advertising campaigns across a range of Japanese media sources, including Yahoo! and Google. Recruit’s advertisers will have access to the full range of product offerings from WebVisible, including Landing Pages optimized to convert searchers into leads, driving foot traffic, Web site visits and phone calls. Recruit’s advertisers will also get detailed reporting on campaign activity and consumer connections so they know from where, when and how leads are coming in.
“This arrangement puts WebVisible technology within reach of businesses throughout Japan,” said Shin Nagakura, transcosmos Executive Managing Director. “Our partnership shows the global reach of our organizations to support enterprise customers with online advertising solutions to meet the growing needs of local businesses.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with transcosmos and Recruit to help local businesses enhance their online presence through targeted search advertising in Japan,” said Ron Burr, WebVisible CEO. “Recruit’s commitment to opening new opportunities for individuals and businesses through information media is well-established, and we’re proud that they have selected our platform and put their faith in our team to deliver a solution that is robust, flexible and proven to help Japanese small businesses thrive.”
About WebVisible, Inc.
WebVisible makes it easy for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to be found online, where and how customers are looking. The leading provider of local online marketing products and services since 2001, WebVisible was among the first to pioneer the use of search as a reliable, measurable avenue to connect directly with a buyer’s needs. The company has helped more than 100,000 SMB customers from more than 3,000 industries in 14 countries to create innovative and accountable Internet advertising campaigns. SMBs partner with WebVisible directly and through its many partner companies, including Intuit, AT&T, British Telecom and The New York Times Company. WebVisible is based in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.webvisible.com or call 949-255-9677.
Recruit Co., Ltd. provides information services through magazines and Web sites in Japan. For more information, visit http://www.recruit.jp/corporate/english/.
About transcosmos Inc.
A pioneer in the information process outsourcing business, transcosmos brings together people and technology to enhance the competitive strength of our global customers’ enterprises by providing superior service. Recognizing this, the company has focused on “Marketing Chain Management” and endeavors to drive business by adopting the latest Internet technology and developing outsourcing services. Moving forward, transcosmos will make the most of our distinctive strengths, it is our intention to promote interactive marketing services that offer speed, increased sales, cost reduction and improved customer satisfaction to our customer’s enterprises.