If you own your own business, then you might be interested in checking out Instamonial, created by Toronto-based tech startup KnexxLocal. The premise of the app is to allow local businesses to quickly upload testimonials from customers to their Instamonial page to then quickly share to social networks.
“Word-of-mouth referrals are the single most important tool that local businesses can use to grow their business. Today, with the launch of Instamonial, we’re giving local businesses a way to use social media to grow those referrals in a way that wasn’t possible before,” said Paul Chen, CEO of KnexxLocal. “By enabling one-click sharing of customer references across social media channels, Instamonial super-charges word-of-mouth marketing.”
Instamonial business users can snap images right from the app, send them to clients for approval to request feedback on work. Once approved the image is then published to the business website and distributed via social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest along with the review. Essentially it allows your work of mouth testimonials potentially to go viral. The app also allows business to scan contacts to add right within the app.
KnexxLocal is backed by Bruce Coxon from CBC’s Dragon’s Den and manager partner of venture capital firm, Round 13 Capital. Coxon says “simplifying the process for business owners to receive referrals from satisfied customers and distribute them easily online is the ultimate goal of localized, online word-of-mouth marketing.”
Click here to download Instamonial, it’s free. Let us know how you like this app if you’re going to try it.