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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – October 3, 2018

 

Hibu Inc. recently announced that as of July 31st, business listing information of Hibu clients can now be found via voice search on Amazon Echo devices and Alexa-powered services. This adds to current voice search visibility for Hibu clients on Google Assistant and Apple’s Maps and Siri-enabled services.

Voice search is growing fast in the US. Over 50 million US consumers use voice search each month.  Most of those searches are done using Google (“OK, Google”) or Siri (“Hey, Siri”) on smartphones, but dedicated “smart speaker” devices like Amazon Echo (“Alexa”) and Google Home are an increasing part of the voice search landscape. It’s important for local businesses to be visible on them all. 

Nick Hopkins, Hibu’s AVP of Digital Product Management, said, “At Hibu, we’re constantly advancing our product line to deliver greater value. The addition of Alexa to our Hibu Listings product is the latest example, and we’re excited to bring it to both existing and new Hibu clients. Hibu is a one-stop-shop that enables local businesses to keep their online business information complete and accurate, and this now includes Alexa. With Hibu, clients can update their information across the web with one call.”

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search marketing, search engine optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed. Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives — saving them time, frustration and money. Hibu is a Google Premier Partner, Google My Business Partner, Facebook Marketing Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner. Hibu has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and we’re LSA (Local Search Association) Certified.

August 9, 2018

 

Hibu Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US, is pleased to announce that it has ranked on the Selling Power “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list.

Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes its list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. The list encompasses companies of all sizes – with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands.

Abby Nicol, Hibu’s AVP of Sales Training, sums up what making this list means to Hibu:

“Hands down, we have the best people! Our front-line sales teams are made up of confident selling professionals: experts who consistently stay on top of the ever-changing world of digital marketing — all in the name of helping small- and medium-sized businesses excel and grow!”

The full list can be viewed here.

Hibu prides itself on providing one-on-one service to each and every one of their small business clients — and belives that delivering exceptional, personalized service is so much easier when it starts with a happy, productive sales team.

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed. Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives — saving them time, frustration and money. Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads SMB Select Partner.

East Meadow, NY – November 14, 2017

 

Hibu, Inc. announced today that Hibu is an official Corporate Supporter for Small Business Saturday®, taking place on November 25.

“Helping small businesses is the very heart of what we do at Hibu — that’s why we’re proud to be an official Corporate Supporter of this important annual even,” said Antoinette Ward, Director of Marketing for Hibu.

For those of you who don’t know, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses, strengthening local economies and celebrating communities across the country.

Small Business Saturday was originally created by American Express in 2010. The day serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2016, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.1 The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

As a Corporate Supporter, Hibu will be promoting Small Business Saturday in a variety of ways –– on the new Hibu.com, in the Hibu Blog, and in social media –– encouraging our employees, partners and clients to be part of this special day.

“At Hibu, we recognize the importance of supporting small businesses – helping small business across America is at the heart of what we do,” Ward said. “All of us can support our neighborhood businesses simply by getting out and shopping on the 25th and sharing your favorite local businesses on social.”

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com.

October 17, 2017

 

Cedar Rapids, IA – Hibu Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US, announced today that it has received accreditation from the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the prestigious A+ Rating. Receiving this accreditation speaks to Hibu’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB’s demanding standards.

As BBB states, “BBB accreditation is an honor – and not every business is eligible. Businesses that meet our high standards are invited to seek BBB accreditation. Businesses deemed to meet Accreditation Standards are presented to the BBB's Board for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business.” 

 “We’re pleased to receive BBB Accreditation because we value building trust with our clients,” said Laura Dement, Hibu VP of Marketing. “We’re proud of our A+ Rating – the highest rating BBB awards -- we understand that our BBB Accreditation gives our clients confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct, and our dedication to embracing a ‘client for life’ culture.”

If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include adhering to standards of advertising, safeguarding privacy, and committing to making a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. 

As with all BBB Accredited Businesses, Hibu adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices for representing trustworthiness in the marketplace. The code is built on BBB Standards, which call for building trust, advertising honestly, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive to client’s needs and safeguarding their privacy.

Hibu has been partnering with local businesses for over 80 years, helping hundreds of thousands of US businesses connect with their customers.

 

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives-- saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads SMB Select Partner.

May 18, 2017

 

Small business owners are constantly approached by people offering to help with their marketing – and it’s not always easy to tell who you can trust. Local Search Association (LSA) created the LSA Certification for just this reason – to identify and highlight marketing providers with integrity and strong business practices.

LSA announced today, “We are very excited to announce that Hibu is the latest marketing provider to pass our rigorous certification process. LSA Certification is intended to identify and highlight marketing providers with integrity and strong business practices.”

This Certification lets SMBs know that Hibu has been through LSA’s robust review process. When you work with Hibu, you can be confident of our:

  • Service standards and accountability
  • Sales practices and representations made to prospective clients
  • Client transparency
  • Hiring and training practices
  • Service agreements and contracts
  • Security and privacy of information

We’re proud to receive the LSA Certification and we look forward to living up to it’s high-standards as we work with all our clients – current and new – for years to come.

For more information on LSA Certification, watch this short video.

 

About Hibu Inc.

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, social campaign creation and management, and directories, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise, and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives– saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner.

December 6, 2016

 

Hibu’s 2016 Fundraising Campaign a Huge Success

Cedar Rapids, IA and King of Prussia, PA – Hibu Inc., a leader in providing full-service digital marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, has proudly partnered together with United Way of East Central Iowa and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to support the well-being of people in their surrounding communities.

The Hibu-United Way partnership connects Hibu and its employees with United Way’s goal to pursue positive change in local communities across the country. United Way, which is established in more than 1,200 communities across America, is dedicated to advancing the common good by creating opportunities for all. Its focus is on education, financial stability and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life.

“It’s such a pleasure working with Hibu. Every year, Hibu’s team works hard on their campaign. Their dedication and commitment, alongside support from upper management, makes it possible to succeed in reaching their goal.” said Carole Dzingle, an Annual Campaign Coordinator with United Way of East Central Iowa. “Companies like Hibu do such a great job and help us raise money needed to support programs in our community.”

Over the past six years, Hibu has raised nearly $1.5 million for United Way’s efforts in local communities.  Through a number of fundraising activities, Hibu and its employees have doubled down on their dedication to doing what they can to enrich the lives of those in need in their communities.

“Congratulations to Hibu for an outstanding 2016 United Way campaign,” said Lois Buntz, President and CEO of United Way of East Central Iowa. “We appreciate Hibu’s leadership, commitment and partnership in making our community a better place for those most in need.”

For more information about United Way of East Central Iowa, visit: http://www.uweci.org/.

For more information about United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, visit: http://www.unitedforimpact.org/.

 

About Hibu Inc.

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, social campaign creation and management, and directories, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise, and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives– saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner.

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