Likeable Local Launches Social Media Solution for SMBs to Counter Facebook Changes WSJ Says "Will Sting Entrepreneurs"

New York, NY, Dec. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Likeable Local CEO, Dave Kerpen today announced the launch of Likeable Local Pro, a new social media marketing software tool for small and medium-sized businesses to combat Facebook's imminent algorithm change in January 2015 that will force businesses who want to reach their customers and prospects on Facebook to pay for advertising - a move the Wall Street Journal says, "will sting entrepreneurs."

Likeable Pro offers a solution to this big problem facing small and medium-sized businesses by building a more customizable experience. Its clients will receive personalized business strategy and consulting sessions, additional Facebook advertising spending, customized and branded content, expanded social network support, and blogging features. These will enhance the components innate to Likeable Local's software for small businesses, including listening tools, vertical-specific content publisher, Turbopost™ social ad technology, mobile web profiles, analytics tools, and offline marketing kits.

"Small businesses simply lack the time, money, skills and resources to hire an agency or do social media on their own. We're happy to provide the software and support that so many businesses need," says Kerpen (who is a New York Times bestselling author and contributing writer for LinkedIn, Mashable, Inc, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and The Washington Post and whose work has been featured on MSNBC's "Your Business," CNBC's "On the Money," ABC World News Tonight, CBS's "The Early Show," BBC World News, the New York Times and more).

Likeable Local Pro follows the successful launches of Likeable Dentists in 2013, Likeable Jewelers in 2014, and Likeable Nonprofits in partnership with

Dave Kerpen launched Likeable Local in 2013 in New York City. He previously co-founded and served as the CEO of Likeable Media, a twice-ranked INC 500 social media marketing agency. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Likeable Social Media and Likeable Business and the most read LinkedIn Influencer of all time with over 20 million page views, ahead of Bill Gates, Jack Welch and President Obama. Likeable Local has helped thousands of small businesses grow using their free and paid tools and resources.

Named one of ENTREPRENEUR's Top 10 Up and Coming Leaders, Kerpen founded Likeable Media, the only 3-time WOMMY Award winner for excellence from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US according to INC Magazine for 2011 and 2012.

CONTACT: Meg Riedinger, Chief of Staff Likeable Local 212.359.4355

Source: Likeable Local