Global Social Media Agency Likeable Media Appoints Carrie Kerpen As New Chief Executive Officer

Agency Co-Founder Dave Kerpen Launches New Startup Likeable Local

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

New York, NY, Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Likeable has appointed Carrie Kerpen as Chief Executive Officer of Likeable Media, the award-winning, global social media firm. The staffing change comes as a result of the launch of the new software platform, Likeable Local. 

"Likeable Media is an incredible brand, and in order to honor it we need to truly live up to our mission of creating a more likeable world. We will be the most likeable agency to work with in the social media space, one that not only brings our clients innovative and engaging solutions, but one that is simply a pleasure to work with at all times," said Carrie Kerpen, co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media.

Carrie Kerpen will now lead the fast-growing agency of over 60 employees with a focus on leveraging social media to create more transparent, responsive, engaged, and likeable brands and organizations. 

"I can't think of a better person to take over Likeable Media than Carrie. Her passion, knowledge, and service-focus will help continue our rapid growth. And no, I'm not just saying that because she is my wife," said Dave Kerpen, co-founder and former CEO of Likeable Media.

Dave Kerpen will remain Chairman of the Board for Likeable Media while focusing on the expansion of Likeable Local, a software platform offering social media marketing solutions for small businesses. Likeable Local launched with its first vertical, Likeable Dentists, in June 2012 through a partnership with Henry Schein. Future verticals of Likeable Local include florists, lawyers, real estate, restaurants, and veterinarians. 

"We're thrilled to be applying the best-in-class research on what works in social media for big brands to small businesses. Likeable Local has the potential to become a billion dollar business," said Dave Kerpen.

"I'm excited to take on this new role of CEO. Likeable will continue to grow exponentially in 2013 and watch social media continue to serve as the pulse of consumer sentiment and influence," said Carrie Kerpen. 

About Likeable Media: Likeable Media is an award-winning, global social media and word of mouth marketing firm with a focus on creating compelling content. Likeable Media has worked with over 200 brands such as Medtronic, General Electric, Neutrogena, Verizon, and Logitech. Likeable Media is recognized as one of Facebook's top 90 Preferred Marketing Consultants, and is the only agency to win three consecutive WOMMY awards from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). In 2012, Likeable Media was named number 146 on the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies List. In December 2012, Likeable was named the 28th "Best Place To Work in NYC" by Crain's New York Business.

About Likeable Local: Likeable Local is a software-as-a-service platform that makes social media marketing, content marketing, and online advertising easy for small businesses. Launched in 2012 exclusively for the dentist vertical in conjunction with Fortune 500 partner Henry Schein, Likeable Local, initially founded and funded by Likeable Media co-founders Dave & Carrie Kerpen, is currently fundraising in order to sale its growth and will expand in 2013 with new verticals.



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