About Localiiz Hong Kong
One Year On
April 24th 2013
Three months before our late-night launch of Localiiz on April 23rd 2012, we still had no logo, no design and no marketing. Our talented in-house developers were tearing their hair out dealing with the constant tweaks leading up to the launch, but things got a little easier when we hired an amazing graphic designer and a very knowledgeable, smart and intuitive Digital Marketer.
They say that a year is a long time in business, but we Hong Kongers know that weeks and months flash by in the blink of an eye in this fast-paced city of ours. And 12 months on we find ourselves setting new milestones almost every week.
We surpassed 100,000 unique visitors to the site in December, and have now tallied up more than 200,000 unique visitors and close to a million page views since last year’s launch. And with nearly all of this traffic coming from within Hong Kong, we are all thrilled to be a part of local life in the city.
A lot has happened within our first year and we’ve learnt an incredible amount simply by interacting with hundreds of businesses and thousands of users and fans. We’ve also had the privilege of working with a whole host of inspiring entrepreneurs - the powerhouses behind Hong Kong’s thriving small business community.
We never fail to be amazed and engaged by the huge breadth of diversity of our platform, and I personally have learnt more about Hong Kong in the past year than I did in the previous 19 years I spent living and working in this remarkable city.
In closing, I would just like to say a big thank you to Scott Bowler and Ndrew Poon, our previous Digital Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer, who recently moved on to pastures new after being headhunted. Their combined contribution was immense!
And of course I would like to thank our current team, all of who work tirelessly to hunt down exceptional new businesses and help them find success and flourish in the marketplace.
But lastly I would like to thank all of you. Whether you are a business, a user or a fan, we wouldn’t be where we are today without your generous support!
“Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do” Steve JobsRichard Co-Founder and CEO
From The Beginning
April 24th 2012
Localiiz is a new lifestyle directory focusing on small businesses in Hong Kong.
We have spent the last sixteen months researching the market, walking the streets and uncovering those small businesses that are hard to find.
Our goal is to produce a very extensive directory that encompasses the full spectrum of business segments in Hong Kong. Businesses that offer products or services to the consumer. On top of this we are building a small b2b community that can provide valuable resources to these businesses.
It's all about entrepreneurship, innovation, design, creativity, imagination, and passion. All with a personal touch.
Having just launched, you will see the start of our exciting concept. Unique in its design and user ability, we aim to provide our consumers with a single page dedicated to a specific topic. Based upon the concept that there is too much information out there, Localiiz delivers only relevant and concise information on Hong Kong, giving our users the right number of options to choose from.
Having been supported by a number of businesses in our pre-launch stage, you will slowly see grey turning to colour, as businesses continue to register and be part of our platform.
We have lots of new categories to launch over the coming months, as well as some very interesting new suggestive pages. We will be introducing a social engagement feature and will of course be developing a mobile application, as soon as we have found a suitable way to deliver all this fabulous content into a 3"screen!!
Talking about content. Don’t forget; this is not our content, it belongs to the businesses. This site is all about them. We are here to provide a unique platform that will enhance their online presence.
We are only just getting started.
So have a browse around, make yourself at home, visit our social media pages, and don't forget to let us have any feedback or suggestions by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us build a strong small business community in Hong Kong.
Happy surfing..The Localiiz Team