For Rent Media Solutions™ Launches LEADS™ Dashboard

April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

The new LEADS Dashboard offers easier, more efficient approach to media monitoring

 

NORFOLK, Va.-(April 21, 2009)-For Rent Media SolutionsTM, a leading apartment resource for searching apartments nationwide, and a division of Dominion Enterprises, announces the launch of the new LEADSTM Dashboard. The dashboard was designed to offer a more streamlined approach for property managers to monitor their advertising performance and drive more leads.

“Property managers today are challenged to get more done with fewer resources” said Terry Slattery, president, For Rent Media Solutions. “In these economically challenged times, we understand the importance of proving advertising value for our clients. The new LEADS Dashboard lets our account executives act as total media consultants for our clients, evaluating the overall health of their advertising.”

To better accommodate clients’ needs, For Rent conducted a survey amongst 71 national and local advertisers and decision makers. According to the respondents, walk-in visits, e-mail guest cards and phone calls ranked high as the most valuable type of response from apartment seekers. For Rent used these findings to redesign the tool to sort and color-code data based on lead type, allowing clients to easily find the information they are seeking.

According to a January 2009 survey done by MENG & Anderson Analytics, customer retention, marketing ROI and lead generation rank high as top marketing concepts that are important to marketing executives. For Rent’s new tool will be especially beneficial to the property manager who is constantly watching their advertising. In a business climate when conditions are unstable, the LEADS Dashboard offers a quick overall snapshot of all For Rent Media Solutions advertising being used by a property manager so they can effectively monitor their results.

“Apartment managers are looking for ways to secure their position by ensuring their property’s prominence in the marketplace,” said Brock MacLean, senior vice president of national sales and development. “They are concerned with advertising budgets and being able to prove performance quickly and easily. According to eROI, 18 percent of U.S. e-mail marketers are not tracking the effectiveness of their campaigns, mainly because they didn’t know how. The new dashboard puts all of a property manager’s important media tracking information, including e-mail guest cards and phone call leads, directly in front of them in an easy to read, compact format.”

A recent study by The Kelsey Group, a leading provider of strategic research and analysis, notes that 43 percent of marketing professionals surveyed thought having the ability to track the source of their clicks was an important service offered by a sales channel when selling online ads. Graphics inside the LEADS Dashboard clearly display the percentage of total LEADS for each lead type so property managers can see what form of communication is most effective for their prospect.

To get a peek at the new LEADS Dashboard, watch this video. For additional information, contact Jennifer Drinko, director of business initiatives via email at jennifer.drinko@forrent.com or phone at 757-351-7380.

About For Rent Media SolutionsTM

Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., For Rent Media Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises. As the multi-family housing solution for apartment seekers, property/apartment managers and owners, For Rent Media Solutions provides superior products, outstanding customer service, and tangible results.  For Rent Media Solutions is a leading resource for choosing your next apartment for rent, townhouse, condo, duplex, efficiency, studio or loft and provides a free customizable apartment search from more than 50,000 apartment listings nationwide.  For Rent Media Solutions operates For Rent Magazine®, as well as ForRent.comTM-The Magazine, and publishes 99 magazines covering more than 190 markets nationwide, including After 55TM Housing & Resource Guide, and Apartamentos Para Rentar®. For Rent Media Solutions operates four additional Web sites: ForRent.com®, SeniorOutlook.comTM, CorporateHousing.com®, and ParaRentar.comTM.  For Rent Media Solutions is a company dedicated to the needs of the apartment industry, bringing prospective residents and apartment communities together.

About Dominion Enterprises

Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, Web site design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 16.7 million unique visitors, and more than 450 magazines with a weekly circulation of 4.3 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 5,400 employees in more than 200 offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.dominionenterprises.com/.

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