Faces and Places

Who’s Who and Who’s New
Local First is also involved with other media, including print, direct mail, broadcast (radio and TV) and outdoor. Local First is producing a printed and online community resource guide that will promote local people, places, events and venues. Who’s Who and Who’s New will showcase local talent, local events and local stories and will be available in high-traffic, captive-audience waiting rooms throughout the region as well on linked from, and other local online sites.

Social and In-Person Networking Events
To get the most out of the platform we bring you, you must market the technology specific to your business. What that means is you must use Twitter and Facebook to network with your customers. You must promote your coupons listed on When you present the customer with a check, give them a card that tells them to look for your updates on Twitter or Facebook. Let them know that they can look on for more information about your business and for coupons and special events. Because we are local to the central California area, we can give you free support to get set up and maximize the tools available with your membership. You market your business using the tools we provide and success is just around the corner. We will also be hosting local in-person networking opportunities in the community on a regular basis.

Deals on Wheels Co-op Mobile Billboards
Local First has contracted with Deals on Wheels to advertise our members on their mobile mini-billboard trailers. We have negotiated member-only pricing for members of our ad buying co-op. These mobile mini-billboards can be driven and parked at busy cross-sections throughout the area. Call your Local First account rep for more information: 209-565-4ADS.

Shared Billboards
The ad co-op also plans to buy billboard advertising for the express purpose of promoting the web portal and, by doing so, will bring more online traffic and exposure to all of our local merchants and co-op members.

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Ad Co-op Member Benefits
As an ad co-op member with the Local First Buy Local program, you will receive a very powerful co-op advertising system for your business or organization. It's our way of helping your business grow. Below are some of the benefits included with your co-op advertising membership.

Traffic Catcher Page
Everyone needs traffic to grow their business. Included with your Local First co-op advertising membership is a system that we call the Traffic Catcher System (TCS). Others refer to it as a complete website, but since some advertisers already have a website, we called it something they can value too! We've created the first of its kind program to help you optimize your business for search engine success without the cost or complexity of a Search Engine Optimization program.

Maximized for Mobile Phones
Website mobile communications has exploded! Now with millions of people accessing businesses through cell phones, it Is critical that your business be accessible through these devices. We automatically generate a mobile version of the TCS website and a custom ".mobi" domain name is assigned to your business. Even your coupons are re-created for display on mobile devices. These mobile sites are independently indexed for search and may be found and displayed perfectly on even the smallest screens.

Photo Tour of Your Business
Ever want to show people how nice your business looks, or how good your workmanship is through a photo tour or online slide show? We made this system very powerful and easy to use... our photo tour creator is another example of this. Simply add 1, 2, or up to 10 photos and instantly the TCS is presenting a beautiful photo tour for everyone to see.

Create Online Coupons
From the TCS Center, you can quickly update your online marketing, advertising and coupon program. It normally takes only 3 minutes to create a beautiful coupon the public can print, forward or easily link to. This is a formal coupon management system that even allows members to setup start and stop dates way in advance of the promotion release or end dates. You can also see how many people are actually accessing your published coupons and adjust as necessary to increase or decrease traffic counts. This is a fantastic way to market your products or services. You can even post your coupons to Facebook and Twitter automatically.

Manage Video Commercials
Included is a "Manage Commercial" module where you can easily create, or simply distribute through these new media channels an existing video advertisement. In everything we do it is all about helping you succeed. Video is a terrific way to make the most out of your new ad platform.

OnLine Store – up to 1000 items
You will also have the ability to have an online store where you can list up to 1000 items. These could be items for sale or display items. A realtor may show pictures of homes and property listed for sale. A contractor might show pictures of finished work. It's up to you to decide what products or services you want to display.

Maps, WiFi and more
Your customers will be able to click on a map to your business. You can also be included as a free Wi-Fi hot spot on a map so customers will be able to locate your Wi-Fi service. You can link your social networks to your TCS page like Facebook and Twitter. There is a place to list charities that you support. You can create a mission statement and list the services you provide. The system will generate a picture of your web site so customers can easily click through to your main web site. There is also a Going Green Program. Overall this is a very powerful marketing system that is being provided to you as an advertiser with the Local First Buy Local program.
Become a member of Local First and join our Buy Local ad campaign and advertising co-op. Stretch your promotional dollar by combining your marketing resources with those of other locally-owned and grown organizations in your area. Call 209-569-4ADS or your Local First Account Representative for more details.