Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vote For Us!

We just found out Fast Pitch! has been nominated as one of the Finalists for the 2nd Annual Open Web Awards "Top Mainstream Social Network". With your help, we think we can win this thing!

To refresh your memory, here's why we think we deserve to win :)
http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/compare.cfm

Thanks in advance!

Bill

Monday, November 24, 2008

We've Moved... Again!

After spending over 1 1/2 years at our 'new' office uptown on Main Street in Sarasota, the team here at Fast Pitch! has decided to move on to bigger and better space downtown at 1350 Main.


The new office is not only less expensive, but more importantly provides us with much needed square footage and privacy compared to the executive suite environment offered by our former landlord - Regus Business Centers. Additionally, our new office comes equipped with a plush conference room, valet parking, a fully stocked weight room, whirlpool, steam room, lap pool... and a scenic view of Main Street within walking distance to Sarasota Bay.

Are you jealous Google? :)

Bill

Friday, November 07, 2008

Serious Value-Add

I'm excited to announce a new partnership with 3-Step Contact that will give all of our Premium and Platinum Members instant access to essentially, FREE email marketing. Yes, you heard it right... Free Email Marketing.

Through our relationship with 3-Step Contact all of our members now receive the following benefit:
  • Premium Members - send 5,000 messages per mo.
  • Platinum Members - send 50,000 messages per mo.
For our current members using other email marketing services to send weekly newsletters or announcements, the free membership to 3-Step Contact will help to reduce marketing expenses by as much as $2,000 per year! (see below).

For Fast Pitch! members who do not currently do email marketing, the free membership to 3-Step Contact is a great way to 'test the waters' and begin sending a few messages to existing customers - without having to make a financial commitment to a third party service.

For Fast Pitch! users who are not currently Premium or Platinum members, our membership packages just became that much more attractive by providing instant access to a premiere email marketing system (in addition t0 50 other Fast Pitch! features to help make connections and market a business) for as little as $7 per month!

Consider the cost savings over the course of a year compared to other leading email marketing platforms:

5,000 Emails Per Month
Largest Competitor - $360*
Largest Competitor 2 - $168
Fast Pitch! - FREE

50,000 Emails Per Month
Largest Competitor - $1,800*
Largest Competitor 2 - $888
Fast Pitch! - FREE


In addition to this being the most cost-effective email marketing package on the planet, the partnership with 3-Step Contact provides our members with all of the features you would find on other leading email marketing platforms including: professionally designed templates, reporting, list management, dedicated support and more.

I'm excited. This new email marketing feature brings Fast Pitch! that much closer to truly becoming a one-stop-shop for all of your online business networking and marketing needs. Our members have access to the best of what social media has to offer: send press, promote your blog, make connections, chat live, promote events, promote your personal brand, create video and more... all for less than 2 cups of coffee per month.
Are you serious?

Good Luck!

Bill


*This service bases pricing on the number of emails you upload into their system. We assume most people would send an average of 4 messages per month.