Memphis, TN (PressExposure) October 10, 2007 -- Memphis, TN - October 09, 2007 - MemphisRap.com, the Mid-South's leading online portal for entertainment, music, media and marketing has relaunched its website with a focus on news, video, personalized content, community and self-serve marketing opportunities, all with a new look and feel. The new design includes a new navigation and a set of new features and functionality which went live on Monday.
According to the founder, Hosea Mays, Jr., also known as M Town and M Town Luv, this was a decision that had been weighing out for some time and was based on a number of factors.
When asked about the risks involved when selecting to take a different approach with the website, he commented that it was much needed. "With any business you have to know your audience and target them specifically by their needs and wants," stated Mr. Mays. "With a monthly audience of more than 500,000 to 1 million users and over 75% of them returning, something we're doing must be right. That's the whole process of running a business; being dedicated at what you do and knowing your boundaries."
With the new website, users can expect a new sleek user profile with a number of great features, including the ability to submit news under the new "Your News" Channel, manage forums, create their own blog with a custom logo, a customized "My Page" which can contain news feeds, bookmarked favorites of Memphisrap.com content and more, as well as manage running ad campaigns, submitting business listings and reviews to the new Memphis Metro City Guide and much more.
"The Memphis Metro City Guide is not only a guide to restaurants, bars & clubs, and city attractions in the Memphis Metro area, but outside the area as well. Plus, its a guide to current movies and upcoming movie listings, movie reviews by professional critics and movie-goers themselves. Not to mention, users will be able to give their thoughts and opinions on places they go out to eat and party at, so that information will be very valuable to others. I felt we needed that and it's what our users wanted," stated Mr. Mays.
In addition to the new user features, the site still contains original content, but now with a number of new contributing freelance writers, journalists and businesses who will be providing news and columns under a number of subjects.
Other highlights of the new-look site include:
- All new MemphisRapTV featuring exclusive video interviews and reports. - Video Channel containing user submitted videos with ratings, comments and more. - A Jobs section containing vacancies in the Music/Entertainment Industry. - City Guide listing businesses and services in the Memphis Metro area brought to you by Memphis Metro City Guide. - Automobile section containing used cars, new cars, parts and services for sale brought to you by Memphis Rides. - Real Estate section listing homes, apartments, hotels and more. - Constantly updated news, resources and more. - The opportunity to subscribe to a number of lists, covering everything from MemphisRap.com Alerts, Talent Contests, Business Opportunities, Producers and more.
About MemphisRap.com MemphisRap.com serves as a source of news, interviews, reviews, photos, audio and video. MemphisRap.com has been a trusted news and media source since 2001 for the rap/hip-hop music and entertainment industry and pays high regard to offering accurate content, of superior quality that can be depended upon, to it's readers. The site has working relationships with many online news sources and offline sources including newspapers, print magazines, television and radio outlets.