Copenhagen, August 20th 2013

Press release:

"Try Brazil!" Says SimpleSite

In just one month, Brazil became the largest market for SimpleSite. CEO Morten Elk encourages other Danish online businesses to seek new fortunes in the country preparing to host the World Cup and Summer Olympics.

SimpleSite launched activities in 9 new countries in May and June, taking the company’s total number of national markets to 24. After just one month, the weekly influx of new customers in Brazil surpassed the United States and other major markets for SimpleSite.

The SimpleSite business model involves several months of testing and developing its marketing through Google AdWords, after which it successfully boosts the flow of new customers. The company’s marketing expenditures are typically recouped three-fold within three years.

CEO encourages others to try Brazil
Few companies can match the advantages of SimpleSite’s online business model in connection with expansion. However, CEO Morten Elk encourages other online companies to consider Brazil ahead of the United States and other large markets:
“Brazil is booming because the country is experiencing growth and moving from poverty towards prosperity. It should tempt Danish online businesses to try out the market, since the primary investment typically involves translating the service to Portuguese and then investing in Google AdWords,” says Morten Elk.
“Brazil is an open market for online services. Original services have good opportunities, but we’ve also seen that services launched elsewhere with success are copied, such as Hailo, which was copied by Easy Taxi in Brazil.”

SimpleSite is marketed as in Brazil. In just six weeks, the service gained more than 500 new paying customers in the land of samba.

Danish export boom to Brazil
The latest export figures from Statistics Denmark show strong growth in Brazil for Danish service exports, despite a decrease in total Danish exports in the second quarter of 2013. Steen Fryba Christensen, associate professor at the Department for Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, was quoted as follows on 15 August in the Danish newspaper Berlingske Business:

“There is a growing awareness in Denmark of what Brazil has to offer. It is a big country with vast opportunities. The population has become significantly more affluent in the last 10 years. And there’s a very high volume and greater buying opportunities.”

For further information, please contact:
Morten Elk, founder and CEO.
Telephone: +45 2029 7505.

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About SimpleSite
SimpleSite A/S has an annual revenue of over 33 million DKK. The customer base is constantly growing and the company has over 70,000 paying customers from all over the world. SimpleSite was founded in 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark, by brothers Morten and Jacob Elk. They had a vision to create the most useful and user-friendly system to create your own website and thereby give users with basic IT skills the opportunity to put their personal and professional projects online.

The company launched in the USA one year later and as of 2013, SimpleSite is available with localized language versions in over 20 countries with more on the way.
SimpleSite has initiated an ambitious international expansion plan after securing an investment capital injection of 13 million DKK in 2012.