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Resident Places Expansion Surpasses 16,000 Households

Resident Places Expansion Surpasses 16,000 Households

For Immediate Release

Resident Places Expansion Surpasses 16,000 Households

Philadelphia, PA August 8, 2012 – Resident Places announces the expansion of their coupon amenity offering to 66 Philadelphia apartment communities reaching over 16,000 households.

“We are excited at the early success of our coupon amenity program at our initial 17 properties and are excited to extend our reach to over 16,000 Philadelphia households,” states TJ Goulet, President of Resident Places.  Goulet also states, “The response from local businesses has been incredible.  They immediately see the benefits of partnering directly with the apartment communities through the Coupon Reward Sites.  We have seen all kinds of businesses participate.  Everything from pizza shops to fine dining restaurants, fitness center, dog walkers, local retail stores, auto repair shops and beauty salons – All offering discounts and coupons exclusively for the residents of our participating apartment communities.”

Resident Places plans to continue their expansion by adding additional communities in Philadelphia and expanding into neighboring metropolitan areas like Baltimore MD, Washington DC & Boston MA.

About Resident Places

Resident Places is an amenity program for residential and mixed use properties that delivers property branded, hyper-local coupons.  These neighborhood deals enhance current resident retention initiatives, while augmenting community outreach to local businesses.   Every coupon printed through the property specific co-branded portal includes the name of the property and are shareable via social networks like Facebook and Twitter.  The Resident Places call center handles all sales and service activities related to the coupons and target businesses that are in close proximity to each property ensuring that they represent the businesses most desired and used by residents.  Learn more by visiting Residentplaces.com.

Property Managers interested in offering Resident Places should contact Rob Remus at (484) 474-0590.

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Resident Places Partners with AnswerNet on Call Center Operations

Resident Places Partners with AnswerNet on Call Center Operations

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Resident Places Partners with AnswerNet on Call Center Operations

Philadelphia, PA May 17, 2012 – Resident Places, in partnership with AnswerNet, has launched its telemarketing program to support its Philadelphia pilot.  All telesales for the new Resident Places coupon program will be handled at the AnswerNet call center located in Willow Grove, PA.

Resident Places President, TJ Goulet, stated, “We are very excited to be working with AnswerNet.  They are one of the largest and most respected telemessaging firms in the US and we are confident they will be able to support our initial sales operation and handle our expansion when we launch nationally later in 2012.”  Goulet further stated, “What we liked most about AnswerNet was their ability to handle all aspects of our messaging needs including telesales, e-messaging, customer service, order fulfillment and direct mail.”

“At AnswerNet, we enjoy working with businesses that leverage the power of new technologies. When Resident Places approached us to be their call center partner, it was a great fit,” says Gary Pudles, President & CEO of AnswerNet. “We are very excited to be working on a program that is at the crossroads of localized online search and the multi-family housing market.”

AnswerNet is the world’s largest telemessaging firm and full service provider of inbound, outbound, and E-bound contact center and fulfillment solutions.  AnswerNet operates over 50 contact centers within the continental US and Canada, providing a vast range of systems to optimize order entry, telephone answering services, sales, lead qualifications, market research and other contact management solutions for a client base of over 35,000.  Processing over 60 million contacts annually, AnswerNet has been recognized for a number of awards, including Inc. Magazine’s Annual “Inc. 500” List of Fastest Growing Private Companies as well as Customer Interaction Solutions magazine’s Top 50 Teleservices Agencies.

About Resident Places

Resident Places is an amenity for residential and mixed use properties where residents receive valuable money saving offers from local businesses through a co-branded coupon portal.  These neighborhood deals are delivered without any sales activity by leasing staffs.  Every deal printed through the co-branded portal will include the name of the property and is shareable via social networks, which expands the reach and audience of the community’s brand.

For business owners, our unique offering gives access into a typically difficult advertising market – multifamily communities, with a low cost, high tech solution.   Business owners can be sure that their marketing dollars are focused on potential customers who are immediately proximate to their location.

If you are a local business, learn more by visiting http://advertise.residentplaces.com.  If you are a property manager, contact Rob Remus at (484) 474-0590.

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Resident Places Launches Philadelphia Pilot with Select Residential Communities

Resident Places Launches Philadelphia Pilot with Select Residential Communities

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Philadelphia, PA April 17, 2012 – Resident Places announces the launch of the Philadelphia Pilot with select communities from Morgan Properties, University City Housing, and Korman Residential Suites and Apartments.

Resident Places President, TJ Goulet stated, “We are very excited to have these three companies take part in our initial Philadelphia launch.  All three are committed to bringing their residents great amenities and pioneers in utilizing social tools to promote themselves and their resident services.  We are confident, with these partners, that we can fully demonstrate the value of Resident Places in advance of our national launch.”

If you would like to preview specific Resident Reward Center pages for each property or get a breakdown of which properties are participating, please visit our CommunityPartner page.

About Resident Places

Resident Places is an amenity to residential and mixed use properties where residents receive valuable money saving offers from local businesses through a co-branded coupon portal.  These neighborhood deals are delivered without any sales activity by leasing staffs.  Every deal printed through the co-branded portal will include the name of the property and is shareable via social networks, which expands the reach and audience of the community’s brand.  For business owners, our unique offering gives access into a typically difficult advertising market – multifamily communities, with a low cost, high tech solution. 

For business owners, our unique offering gives access into a typically difficult advertising market – multifamily communities, with a low cost, high tech solution.   Business owners can be sure that their marketing dollars are focused on potential customers who are immediately proximate to their location.

 If you are a local business, learn more by visiting our advertiser info site.  If you are a property manager, contact Rob Remus at (484) 474-0590. 

 

About the Author: TJ Goulet (58 Posts)

TJ Goulet has been a leader in sales and marketing for almost 20 years. His background includes both entrepreneurial endeavors and nationally recognized achievement with a Fortune 500 Company. He entered the local search and coupon industry in 2005, when he launched his first directory and coupon portal. TJ's expertise is in utilizing current technologies and marketing platforms to increase sales productivity across a broad range of products and services.


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Resident Places Offers Zero Cost, High Value Amenity to Multifamily Industry – Press Release

Resident Places Offers Zero Cost, High Value Amenity to Multifamily Industry – Press Release

For Immediate Release

Resident Places Offers Zero Cost, High Value Amenity to Multifamily Industry.

Philadelphia, PA FEB 13, 2012 – Resident Places is pleased to announce the launching of Residentplaces.com into the Philadelphia Marketplace.  Now Philadelphia property managers can leverage the explosion of online coupons to enhance resident satisfaction without adding top line costs or increased work load on leasing staffs!

Resident Places is a zero cost amenity where residents receive valuable money saving offers from local businesses through a co-branded portal.   These neighborhood deals are made available without any sales activity by leasing staffs or IT teams.  Every coupon printed through the co-branded portal will include the name of the property, which expands the reach and audience of the community’s brand.  Best of all, the cost of our program is covered by local advertisers. No recurring charges, no software upgrade charges, no per user charges.

For business owners, our unique offering gives access into a typically difficult advertising market – multifamily communities, with a low cost, high tech solution.   Business owners can be sure that their marketing dollars are focused on potential customers who are immediately proximate to their location.

Resident Places President and Co-Founder, TJ Goulet, stated, “We are very excited to bring a high value, no cost amenity to the multifamily industry.  Coupons offer a great benefit to residents and Residentplaces.com will give leasing offices a tool to connect with local businesses.”  Exec VP & Co-founder Rob Remus added, “Resident Places is a perfect offering, adding real value to the rental experience for residents and by creating a bond between leasing offices and local businesses. It is the Spunkmeyer cookies of digital amenities.”

Coupon Facts:

  • People use coupons – $3.7 Billion worth were redeemed in 2010, 74% of coupon users search multiple coupon sources each week and one in four consumers made a special trip to a store just because they have a coupon in 2010.
  • Matches target demographic – 76% of households that are enthusiastic about coupon usage have annual incomes in excess of $35,000.
  • Digital Coupon use is exploding – 47% of Internet users will redeem a digital coupon in 2011, digital coupon redemption rose 268% in 2009 alone.

Source:  NCH Marketing, Inc. and Nielsen Company – Homescan and Premove.com

 

Co-Founder and President TJ Goulet, has been a leader in sales and marketing for almost 30 years.  His background includes both entrepreneurial endeavors as well as nationally recognized achievement with a Fortune 500 Company.    He entered the local search and coupon industry in 2005, when he launched his first directory and coupon portal.  In less than two years, he successfully added 2,500 paid advertisers distributing over 8,000 coupons monthly in the Western Philadelphia Suburbs.  Rob Remus, Exec VP, has over 20 years executive experience in the multifamily industry as both an owner and a manager.  Rob also Co-founded Apartment Solutions and was National Account Manager for industry newsletter provider Illustratus.  The third founder, Michael Fortinberry has 18 years in multi-family technology.  In 2007 while at AIMCO, then the largest owner of apartments in the US, Michael was named one of the top 5 executives under 40 in the multifamily industry.  After tenure as President of one of RealPage’s operating divisions, Michael has helped launch several new multi-family technology companies ranging from eProcurement to environmental services.

For more information about Resident Places, please contact Contact Us.

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