Santa Barbara, CA, April 15, 2014 – Today ZeeBlu announced it has accepted a raise of investment funds to support their business expansion plan. Chad Ratliffe, CEO of ZeeBlu, said, “We’ve built a significant customer base in the local Santa Barbara market, all of which are thrilled with the way we have partnered to help them create an effective digital marketing program. Along the way we refined a sales and customer execution strategy that we are confident we can execute in similar sized markets. With this financing, we secure funds necessary to grow the company and look to take advantage of a $100M+ nationwide market opportunity that is waiting for a high quality SMB digital marketing agency focused on producing results with digital marketing budget investments.”
Two new additions to the ZeeBlu Board of Directors were also announced.
Scott Martiny, currently CEO of Strategic Beverage Solutions Inc. will bring extensive knowledge of how to recruit, organize and train a direct sales force operating out of local offices in each market. In addition he brings executive management experience in a number of successful fast growth companies like Kronos Inc. and InfoGenesis Inc. “ZeeBlu has a very unique strategy, which their success over the last two years demonstrates the market is looking for. The Digital Marketing services industry is cluttered with companies who are not delivering results to their customers, results ZeeBlu can deliver.”
Roger Willmon, also joins the board as a veteran investment manager and seasoned commercial banker. “The key criteria of any situation I look to become involved with is the quality of the team, clarity of the market, a business’ strategy to dominate that market, and the leadership’s passion to achieve that objective. ZeeBlu has all of those characteristics and I am looking forward to being part of that mission.”
Ratliffe added, “Roger and Scott are great guiding hands that we look forward to working with in the coming years. They give ZeeBlu instant credibility.”
ZeeBlu is a digital marketing agency located in Santa Barbara, CA, with a focus on helping small businesses effectively compete in the digital space. ZeeBlu takes a community focused approach in each market, establishing a local presence and being active in local philanthropic programs. They leverage a local presence with a team of specialized experts in each area of a comprehensive digital marketing program to develop the right ideas and execute with a results oriented emphasis to help their customers get on top of the digital marketing wave.