Online deals coming to the residential construction industry with HousingZone Deals

HousingZone, the leading online portal for home builders, remodelers and contractors, and Bizy LLC, operator of co-branded vertical industry deal sites and BizyDeal.com, today announced the launch of HousingZone Deals, the first-ever deal site from a business media company. To go live in October 2011, HousingZone Deals will feature weekly discounts on building products such as doors, windows, faucets, locksets, lighting, roofing, construction software, home plans, decking and siding.

August 18, 2011
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HousingZone, the leading online portal for home builders, remodelers and contractors, and Bizy LLC, operator of co-branded vertical industry deal sites and BizyDeal.com, today announced the launch of HousingZone Deals, the first-ever deal site from a business media company.

To go live in October 2011, HousingZone Deals will feature weekly discounts on building products such as doors, windows, faucets, locksets, lighting, roofing, construction software, home plans, decking and siding for HousingZone’s more than 100,000 unique monthly visitors.

Builders and remodelers can sign up for free notifications on product deals at www.HousingZone.com/Deals.

Housing Zone Deals is another milestone in the expanding 2010-2011 product and concept developments from SGC Horizon, including its annual Show Village exhibit at the International Builders’ Show, Green Zone project at Greenbuild, and the PR Nights networking events scheduled nationwide.

“The timing of HousingZone Deals couldn’t be better, as residential construction and remodeling have been hard hit by the recession,” said Tony Mancini, Group Director-Principal for HousingZone parent SGC Horizon. “Powered by Bizy, HousingZone Deals will help builders and remodelers improve their bottom lines with heavily discounted goods and services while providing manufacturers with a powerful new channel to promote their products to a large and very targeted audience.”

HousingZone partnered with Bizy not only for its turnkey b-to-b deals solution, but also for its expertise in developing effective, sales-driven business-to-business messaging and design.

In addition to industry-specific items, HousingZone Deals will likely feature more general business-to-business offers from BizyDeal.com seller partners, which have so far included LinkedIn, Experian, Constant Contact and The Fairmont Hotel as well as providers of trade show displays, telemarketing campaigns, texting platforms, virtual assistants and other important products and services.

“We are excited to be working with HousingZone, one of the fastest growing and most innovative sites for builders and remodelers,” said Gary Slack, co-founder of Bizy and founder of the global business-to-business marketing services agency Slack and Company. “Online deals have proven themselves as a way for buyers to save money and for marketers to grow sales. With HousingZone Deals, marketers will have another tool to build brand awareness, sales and long-term customer relationships.”

“To be successful, HousingZone Deals must offer compelling incentives that convert visitors to customers,” he said. “Other deal sites are too consumer-focused and incapable of providing a marketing edge for our advertisers. Bizy knows how to market to businesses.”

About SGC Horizon

HousingZone (www.housingzone.com) is operated by SGC Horizon, the leading provider of information to the building and construction industry. SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, dynamic websites and industry-leading events. SGC Horizon's brands include Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder, HousingZone, Show Village, Building Design+Construction and Construction Equipment. SGC Horizon is a division of Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC) a 104-year-old privately owned business-to-business media company based in Arlington Heights, IL, with offices in Scottsdale, AZ.

About Bizy

Bizy (www.bizydeal.com) develops co-branded online business-to-business deal sites in concert with trade show producers and vertical business media companies and also operates www.bizydeal.com, one of the world’s first b-to-b deal sites targeting the small business marketplace. Bizy was co-founded in March 2011 by Gary Slack, CEO of b-to-b marketing agency Slack and Company, and Lou Friedmann, former EVP of marketing for optionsXpress, the fastest growing online broker of the past decade.

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