THE WOODLANDS, Texas – May 23, 2013 – User Friendly Media today announced Greg Garrick has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. In this newly created role, Garrick will lead User Friendly Media’s marketing strategy, with a focus on brand development for new products, lead generation for the company’s App Express business, and support for User Friendly Media’s print directory business.
“Greg is a powerful addition to our team,” said Bruce Howard, CEO of User Friendly Media. “His experience in brand development, digital marketing, and lead generation will enable User Friendly Media to accelerate our rate of customer acquisition and contribute to the company’s strategic growth trajectory.”
Garrick brings to User Friendly Media an impressive background in multi-channel brand development, online customer acquisition, and digital media. Prior to joining User Friendly Media, Garrick was Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Manta Media, where he significantly increased subscription sales through online and offline marketing campaigns.
Previously, Garrick was Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development at LocalEdge, a Hearst Media Services company, where he managed a team of 25 professionals in 90 markets and spearheaded the company’s digital marketing efforts. Prior to joining LocalEdge, Garrick served in strategy and corporate development for DEX Media, Inc. and led brand strategy at SBC Directory Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University.
About User Friendly Media (http://www.userfriendlymedia.com)
User Friendly Media’s mission is to connect buyers and sellers by putting local businesses at consumers’ fingertips. The User Friendly Media portfolio consists of 36 directories and 30 community websites across eight states. The User-Friendly Phone Book is currently the second largest independent phone book publisher in the U.S. The company’s mobile solutions include App Express, a mobile app builder and mobile website platform for SMBs. User Friendly Media’s GoLocal247.com, one of the fastest growing local business directory website platforms in the country, is filled with enhanced local business profiles, online coupons and everything local citizens need to discover what is happening in their communities. It is a portfolio company of media industry merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson.