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EchoSign allows customers to digitally sign agreements. The signature process requires users to email documents through its system which takes care of the signing process on the other side. Recipients can e-sign instantly in any browser, an iPhone or a Blackberry, or via a widget on any website. Or if desired, recipients can sign by fax using a toll-free fax gateway.


Endorsements by : John Engler



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vSplash delivers turnkey websites that act as landing pages for media resellers of ad campaigns. White label platform supports a variety of digital marketing and ecommerce products. Integrates fulfillment, production, analytics and process management capabilities. Sales tool, Buzzboard, rates the web presence of local merchants in a color coded check list system, shows comparisons with competitors and recommends proposals based on media's input on products and pricing, or allows customization for proposal building on the spot. Chicago Tribune says the tool has resulted in major revenue increases in this LocalMediaInsider case study.   See also "Best Practices" for using Buzzboard from the Tribune. 

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SugarCRM is an increasingly popular customer relationship management software owned by Marketing Solutions. The relatively low-priced platform integrates with social media, email, mobile and call centers. Used by Morris Publishing Group to run its sales teams, see Four Keys to Managing the Work-from-home Sales Department.

Read the full story on how Morris Publishing Group succeeds; 'Agency 2.0; Main Street Digital Increases Revenues Tenfold in Two Years' at LocalMediaInsider here. 

Endorsements by : David Jonah, George Coleman, James James Smith, Steve Gray



An upgrade from Google documents, Sharepoint Online acts like a web-based intranet to allows reps to share proposals and other collaborative materials on the web, and take these documents into the field on tablets, or to clients.  The platform incudes "my sites" for reps, "team sites" for groups, and "Intranet sites" for whole companies.   Windows-based and requires IT support for the initial set up. Recommended by Scripps' digital sales director in this case study on LocalMediaInsider.


ASK is a new player on the market provides an automated proposal building software. They can integrate with other CRMS like sales force, or supply the CRM.


Bloomfire is a platform used at Morris Publishing Group and other companies to allow teams to collaborate and to train them by sharing multimedia content. Features include easy-to-use content creation tools, such as HD webcam video creator, HD screencaster, and native text editor.  Managers can grant access to content based on roles, answer community questions and see analytics regarding use. Allows access to partners and off-site employees. Integrates with Sales Force. Here are 4 tips on how the Morris Publishing Group runs their 'work from home' team.

Mentioned in 'Agency 2.0; How Main Street Digital Grew Revenues Tenfold in Two Years'  at LocalMediaInsider here.



Box is a file sharing platform similar to Google docs, used by companies to communicate with customers and production in a cloud-based system on any device. Pricing starts free with 250MB per file and an upgrade option for 5GB. Single user is also free for 100GB storage. For multiple users, pricing for 10 users (upgraded 2GB file size) is  $5/mo. Business and Enterprise plans run $15-$35/mo with unlimited storage and 5GB file size. Features include responsive design, online collaboration, file sharing, file synchronization, mobile transfer. Custom data fields can be set up to easily search content of business documents. Integrates with SalesForce and NetSuite. Content security for all plans with additional mobile security plus integrations and API. Set passwords and expiration dates on files, uploading a file with the name and the system versions it. Offers the ability to see files rendered in thumbnails, for example jpgs, even photoshop and vector files are rendered correctly.

Mentioned favorably by Morris Publishing Group who uses the platform for its digital agency, 'Agency 2.0; Main Street Digital Grows Revenue Tenfold in Two Years" see report here.

Also mentioned in 5 tips on how the Morris Publishing Group runs their 'work from home' team.