A Greater Town is a geocentric marketing and communications
site for art, culture, community, business and real estate,
with a home page for every town.
"Where Plumbing Meets Art"
We started A Greater Town in 2006. At that time it was difficult to find websites where you could post and manage content for free. My inspiration was Craigslist, MySpace and Loopnet. Plus a local handout booklet entitled "May in Montclair" which features all the local businesses and shops in Montclair, NJ.
My thinking was if we could set up a pattern like Craigslist, together with the creative artistic energy that was MySpace at that time (it was really colorful, creative and amazing back then - I met so many incredible artistic people from around the world, and there was so much positive energy and vibes in the community) together with the self-posting of real estate and discovery of treasures I found in using Loopnet (I was a commercial real estate agent at that time) --- if you could somehow merge all that together with "May in Montclair" and make available to the SMBs of the world in a small-town look and feel, with emphasis on location (because I always remember restaurants I visited in the past best by what town they were in) that it could be a winner.
My developer was a real estate client of mine first, and got such a kick out of the fact that walking around town I seemed to know everybody, that he nicknamed me "Mayor." Later, when we started A Greater Town, I named my account "Mayor." So to this day, I am Mayor of A Greater Town. :)
We designed it for humans (not search engines) and Google rewarded us. Almost immediately we started getting top results in local search, and I knew we had a winner. Check out our testimonials, and links to important local marketing and citations sites that list A Greater Town as one of the best directories out there!
Currently a series of landing pages, A Greater Town
is evolving into a hyperlocal social & business network,
with marketing as its base.
A Greater Town is self-serve, you can post your marketing
and PR material directly. Just join and follow the prompts.
If you would like to explore commercial applications of
A Greater Town, such as listing syndication, sponsorship opportunities
or local search engine visibility solutions,
Founder & CEO
69 North Fullerton Avenue
email: drew (at) agreatertown (dot) com