ILikeADealPro.com instantly turn a business website into a professional group buying website in no time. ILikeADealPro.com allows any business to create and launch branded group deals on their current website, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter Pages and Blog sites simply and easily.
It's a great deal for everyone. Merchants partner with ILikeADealPro.com to invite new customers to their brand. In return, they offer exclusive deals and discounts to get those customers. For example, a spa might offer a $50 mani/pedi for only $25. Both the merchant and ILikeADealPro.com promote the deal. The merchant promotes the deal through their own business website, Facebook, and Twitter while ILikeADealPro.com promotes the deal through its website and various distribution partnerships. If enough interest is generated, the deal goes into effect. ILikeADealPro.com processes the credit cards transactions for the merchant and the merchant receives confirmations and full analytics of how the deal performed. The merchant's new customer either brings in their voucher to their location or enters the coupon code into the merchant's website. Most deals are ultra-exclusive and are only offered on average for 24 - 48 hours, and tend to sell out rapidly.
MDMC has made significant strides in its social media effort and now, collectively over all of its social media networks, has accumulated 7,000 plus followers. Social and mobile media marketing is at present, are two of the most effective marketing conduits of our time. This isn't fleeting, either; on a global and more all-inclusive scale, the world is adapting to quicker, trimmer and more streamlined versions of marketing because we're operating at a faster pace.
MDMC added Sandy Manata to the advisory board. Mr. Manata has been a member of the securities industry and has held senior positions in the banking, brokerage, and the utilities segments of the securities market for many years. As head of software development and architect of WFD for Market Resolve, he brings career expertise to his role having provided management-consulting services to leading vendors of software solutions for both equity and fixed income requirements. Mr. Manata has also chaired and served on committees for the American Bankers Association, Securities Industries Association, the Investment Company Institute and served three years as the Chairman of the New York Clearing House DTC Committee.
MDMC's technology is now fully QR code integrated for merchants. Customers purchasing deals now have a paperless option to redeem merchant coupons. "QR codes are an integral part of the discount deal shopping experience for consumers in 2012," said Colin MacDonald, Marine Drive Mobile Corp. CEO. "By including this paperless redemption option with our software, merchants and retailers simultaneously produce QR codes for each and every deal they create. This gives merchants the power to access this marketing tool easily, while at the same time providing customers with the ability to easily redeem deals with the simple scan of the coupon QR code."
MDMC recently announced the participation of private golf courses on the eTeeoff advertising platform. Though primarily catering to public and semi-private golf courses, eTeeoff gives private courses an additional way to drive revenue by promoting special event packages. "Promoting a corporate outing package on eTeeoff gives private courses a great opportunity to drive additional revenue to their club," said Ryan Andrews, Director of Golf Operations at eTeeoff.
In February MDMC announced the expansion of eTeeoff into the Florida golf market. eTeeoff, the Company's totally free advertising platform, recently introduced its daily deal site to Florida golf courses and has seen a tremendous response with new courses signing on daily. Since roughly 33% of all golfers in Florida are out of state visitors, the eTeeoff platform, with its nationwide golfer membership, will aid Florida courses in their efforts to reach and attract these potential customers both before and during their visit to Florida.
MDMC has welcomed Emerald Canyon Golf Course, known as "The Jewel of The Desert" to eTeeoff, the company's zero-cost golf advertising platform. Given a FOUR STAR rating by Golf Digest, the addition of Emerald Canyon highlights a growing number of Arizona golf courses with deal coupon promotions running on eTeeoff. "For anyone who has ever played Emerald Canyon Golf Course, words like stunning and spectacular come to mind," said Ryan Andrews, Director of Golf Operations at eTeeoff (www.eTeeoff.com).
MDMC has added Players Club Golf to its growing list of golf merchants now posting deals on eTeeoff, the company's free golf advertising platform. With the participation of this new golf merchant, Marine Drive Mobile continues to expand the eTeeoff advertising platform beyond golf courses, bringing new and exciting golf merchants into the mix. "Players Club Golf is one of the finest indoor golf facilities in the nation," said Ryan Andrews, Director of Golf Operations at eTeeoff (www.eTeeoff.com).
MDMC has appointment of Tony Cinotti as Vice President Mobile Banking. Cinotti is a senior financial technology expert and co-author of two method patents for processing transactions on smartphones. Tony Cinotti is a senior professional and entrepreneur with over 35 years business experience in systems, sales, programming, project management and management consulting. His experience includes building various companies, full cycle project management, systems and data center management, financial systems, vendor management, hands on programming, software sales and marketing, disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
eTeeoff dealsite software, version 2.0 is available to interested golf courses and golf merchants nationwide. The new version features an extensive list of improvements that enhance the eTeeoff user interface and streamline the experience for golf merchants so they can easily create and email daily deals in a matter of minutes. For the past six months, Marine Drive Mobile has been beta-testing eTeeoff at many of the top golf courses in Oregon and Washington. The Company conducted market tests to assess the performance of the dealsite software. The feedback was used to fine-tune the software's features that provide courses and merchants a zero-cost way to create their own deals and offer instant electronic coupons to golf consumers.
MDMC appointmented Ryan Andrews as the Director of Golf Operations for eTeeoff. Andrews, the son of 1961 Walker Cup Golfer Gene Andrews, has been developing and marketing innovative golf products along with his family for over three decades. At eTeeoff he will be responsible for leading all golf industry sales and channel development activities to help achieve the Company's aggressive growth plans for eTeeoff. Ryan took his father's legendary chipping guide and helped create the iPitching Guide mobile golf app (available on iTunes). He also patented the divot repair tool, the Divvy-Up™, which is currently on sale at many of the finest golf courses in the world. Since 1999, he has owned and operated Nectar Golf, Inc. in Los Angeles and Atlanta marketing golf related products including the Divvy-Up, the iPitching Guide and the Pin Balls practice putting device.
Last year MDMC closed the purchase of I Like A Deal, LLC ("ILAD"), a San Francisco-based developer of premium group buying web-based software. The purchase agreement was first announced August 26, 2011, and was subject to normal due diligence, including an audit of ILAD. "We are extremely pleased to have finalized the purchase of I Like A Deal, and can now move on to integrating their business and software into Marine Drive," said Colin MacDonald, Marine Drive Mobile Corp. Founder and President.