Ashvegas: Asheville firms ramp up mobile marketing

Jason Sandford • July 6, 2010

A couple of mobile marketing efforts in Asheville have gotten going in recent months and bear watching as the cell phone becomes the tool of choice for people on the go.

Qittle, another small company with an Asheville presence, offers “mobile deals” through text messages. Shoppers text their phone number to Qittle to receive one weekly text that describes the deal of the week. Shoppers show the text message to the merchant to redeem the deal. Last month, Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian restaurant offered a discount through Qittle.

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About Casey McConnell

Casey McConnell, the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, founded Qittle in September 2008. Before founding Qittle, Mr. McConnell was the Marketing Director for The Aspen Club & Spa. Raised in Greeley, Colorado, Casey attended The Colorado School of Mines on an athletic scholarship for football. After college, Casey worked for his family's construction business before beginning his first Internet endeavor--Zoe Juice. Casey moved to Aspen, Colorado where he worked in the hospitality industry before starting at The Aspen Club & Spa in 2006. He worked to develop a vitamin line for the club before he was promoted to Marketing Manager in 2007. In his work with email marketing, Casey sees the potential text messaging will bring to the global marketplace-- much like how email exploded in the early part of the century. Casey is a member of Roaring Fork Leadership as well as the Aspen Young Professionals Association. He spends his free time in the mountains hiking in the summer and hitting the slopes in the winter. In the future, Casey hopes to take Qittle global and envisions the brand Qittle to be the number one company for text messaging solutions for businesses of all kind. Qittle, whose name Casey derived from different words meaning "talk" or "chatter," became a vision of how to quantify marketing efforts while incorporating the newest promising way to relay messages- mobile text messaging.
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