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Some say “the best is yet to come,” but we work hard to be the best we can be every single day. Since 2009, we’ve been helping local businesses gain greater online visibility. Like all great companies, we’ve had our share of struggles, but we’ve learned that with hard work and dedication we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.

Take a walk with us down memory lane, and see how much we’ve grown since we began in our owners’ kitchen.

2009
Where it All Began
Three leaders from Blockbuster, Inc., All My Sons Moving and Dex Media saw a major opportunity in the marketplace for a client-focused digital marketing agency. Advice Interactive Group started humbly in Tom and Bernadette Coleman’s kitchen in Allen, TX.
2010
Nothing But the Best
After months of looking for the very best, we found our first employees who are still here to this day. With our growing team, we moved to a small office in Dallas. Word got out that we were something special, something different, and we started winning a steady stream of clients.
2011
Listing Management
Advice Interactive Group acquired two companies and Local Site Submit was born. This laid the foundation for the powerful local search technology that we have today. We expanded our offices to Florida and Newport Beach, CA.
2012
Innovation and Growth
We founded BizVizable, an SEO-in-a-box solution that gave the average Joe access to an Internet marketing arm. Our teams and offices expanded globally. In 2012, we made the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for the first time. We also added white label reporting for our partners, which became a major turning point for our tool.
2013
National Recognition
We landed our first major publisher and gave our technology a major fluid facelift, making it even easier for clients to use the Dashboard. We started gaining national recognition among industry leaders.
2014
The Whirlwind Year
We were named the year’s best directory submission service by a top review site. Shortly after, we passed a major milestone—1 million submissions—much sooner than expected. To accommodate our ever-growing team, we relocated to a 15,000 sq. ft. office in the beautiful Craig Ranch neighborhood of McKinney, TX. To top it off, we were awarded the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company in America award for the third year in a row.
2015
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
We picked up three major publishers, increasing our volume to approximately 300 projects per day. By 2015, we had completed 3.5 million submissions. As of 2016, we have more 4.1 million submissions under our belt and this number grows daily. In addition, we won a handful of industry awards for internal and client marketing campaigns.
2016
New Name, Same Powerful Offering
2016 was a big year for us as we expanded our product line and introduced a new, more powerful reporting engine. We also left Local Site Submit behind to open the door to a new beginning: Advice Local. Under Advice Local, we created new offerings to better serve our customers. In 2016, we won the Web Marketing Association award for Best Small Business Online Video.
2017
Our Biggest Network Yet
In 2017, we launched our brand-new Data Amplifier Network. Through our network, our partners have their information submitted to Data Amplifiers, Data Enhancers and Data Accelerators like Google, Yelp, Angie’s List and Localeze. With the Data Amplifier Network, we distribute and publish businesses’ data to a broader audience. In 2017, we won two Impact Awards from the Internet Marketing Association – one for App Development and another for our CEO, Bernadette Coleman, the #QueenofLocalSEO, for Internet Marketer of the Year.
2018
The Year of Real-Time
If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that consumers want things in real-time. This is why earlier this year we introduced our Real-Time Data Syndication Engine, which powers our Data Amplifier Network, making it the best in the industry. Our partners are loving it. The year is not over yet, and we’ve already won an Impact Award for Best Integrated Campaign Strategy! Plus, we have more great things in the works to finish out 2018 strong.