MarComet, Inc. Announces Agreement with AmeriHost Inn & Suites Brand to Provide a Private-Label Online Marketing Portal for Its Franchisees
TRANQUILITY, N.J. (May 30, 2003) - MarComet, Inc., a leading developer of Brand Management and Franchisee Support Systems and Services, announced an agreement with the AmeriHost Inn & Suites brand, a Cendant company, to provide a private-label, online marketing portal to support AmeriHost Inn’s more than 110 hotel franchisees.
The portal, named InnMarketing.com, utilizes MarComet’s unique e-Suite, a family of web applications and franchise support portals designed specifically to support franchise marketing activities, encourage brand compliance, save on internal resources and allow for group buying and deep discounted procurement of supplies and services.
InnMarketing.com is a one-stop shop for AmeriHost Inn & Suites hotel franchisees to purchase a host of brand-approved marketing and promotional materials, as well as operational items, and even conduct direct mail and e-mail campaigns, prepare ads and billboards. Franchisees can also opt to order custom materials that are designed by a MarComet graphic designer to the brand’s standards.
“MarComet offers a unique ability to partner technology with marketing know-how, which enables up to provide the AmeriHost Inn brand a value-add for their franchisees, while also saving both franchisees and the home office time and money,” said Carl Ackerman, Co-founder of MarComet. "Our e-Suite application improves upon the labor-intensive practices of a ‘legacy’ marketing firm but at a fraction of the cost, making it a cost-effective solution at the local level.”
AmeriHost Inn franchisees can access InnMarketing.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any computer with Internet access. Or, they can talk to one of MarComet’s highly-trained customer service representatives during normal business hours.
MarComet’s customized Marketing eSuite (Portals/eStores) provide franchisees, brand locations, and sales offices with one-stop provisioning for high-quality, high-value branded supplies, marketing materials, and services in line with the franchisor/corporate office’s brand standards. Built upon its proprietary web-based modules and backed by its team of user/account support staff, MarComet custom configures its solutions to achieve its clients goals of brand control, customer satisfaction, and cost efficiency/containment.
MarComet.com, Inc. was founded in 2000 by a group that had previously co-founded one of New Jersey’s largest advertising and integrated marketing firms which had pioneered the use of the web and related technologies for supporting national brands. MarComet’s areas of expertise focus upon all aspects of brand management, printing, advertising, fulfillment, business process, financial controls, and web and related technology solutions. MarComet, Inc. currently services more than 7,000 franchisees/locations of some of the largest brands in North America. The company is headquartered in Sussex County, N.J. For more information on MarComet’s products and services call 888-385-0880 or visit www.marcomet.com.