Viamark Makes Franchise Business Review’s List – Best Opportunities for Less Than $100K
What would you expect to get in a franchise that cost less than $100K? One of the best ways to know if a franchise opportunity is really as good as it appears is to look at its franchise satisfaction data. Franchisors go to great lengths to put systems and programs in place for their franchisees to succeed. That’s why Viamark Advertising, an ad agency franchise company, is basking in its recent selection of Franchise Business Review’s Top 100 Low Cost Franchises.
The top 100 ranking is based on a survey of nearly 10,000 franchisees, representing more than 135 brands and 29,859 franchise units/locations across North America. Franchise Business Review compiles all the data and then selects the list of the best low-cost franchises based on franchisee satisfaction. Viamark ranked #75 of the best of the best in low-cost franchises.
“We have invested a lot of time and energy in creating a franchise opportunity that gives advertising, media and marketing professionals the tools to successfully run their own ad agency. The fact that this award is based on the feedback from our current Viamark franchisees makes this ranking particularly gratifying,” said Glenn Anderson, co-founder of Viamark Advertising. “Our goal is to continue this level of franchisee satisfaction as we add franchise locations in the future.”
“Viamark is different from most other franchise opportunities in that you do have to have experience and knowledge of the advertising industry,” said Mark Storie, the other co-founder of Viamark Advertising. “For the right individual who has that background and client relationships, however, we can provide the resources so they can avoid the pitfalls that many advertising people face on their own. Together, we can bring more success to our franchisees and most importantly to their clients.”
In April of this year, Viamark Advertising added a new franchise location in Charleston, SC, bringing the grand total of Viamark offices to 14 locations in five states. The company’s headquarters are in Plymouth, Massachusetts and New Bern, North Carolina.
Viamark Advertising handles more than 200 accounts on the east coast and specializes in strategic media buying, and creative services, including radio, television, print, outdoor, and digital advertising. Some of Viamark’s core industries include: automotive, healthcare, pharmaceutical, education, restaurant, retail and real estate.
Jim spent 15 years in the media business and then decided it was time to own his own business (again). Jim opened his franchise in January, 2008 and is still loving every minute of it 6 years later.
Jim’s Career Highlights Include: Radio DJ, Realtor, Retail Store Owner and Media Sales Account Executive.
What were you doing before Viamark?
“I was in TV Media Sales for a local station.”
Why did you join Viamark?
“I wanted to be self-employed and when I worked in media sales I loved it.”
What do you like most about being part of Viamark?
“Viamark provides me with agency operations and services. I loved that they gave me support and access to the vendors I needed to get off the ground quickly.”