HUB STRATEGY RAKES IN THE ADDY® AWARDS AGAIN IN 2009, Confirms Integrated Approach

SAN FRANCISCO- March 25, 2009- Hub Strategy and Communication (Hub), a San Francisco -based creative collective, announced today that for the third consecutive year they collected ADDY® Awards across the full range of marketing channels. Of the 24 piece entered, they took home 17 awards in total including Golds for TV, print, logo design and an outdoor installation ("non-traditional advertising"). Silvers covered radio, package design and TV, and Bronze awards spanned website design, outdoor and rich media. The range of recognized work reaffirms Hub's unique approach to providing a fully integrated marketing program. Hub employs a relatively small full-time staff of creatives and creative directors, and manages a network of over 100 creative specialists. The result is the diversity and creative quality of a large agency with the relationship and reaction time of a smaller one. By drawing on such a broad range of creative experts, Hub has been able to create high quality work in every media channel and is not limited to any narrow "sweet spot" in their creative arsenal. "After three consecutive years of ADDY Awards across the range of creative platforms, we feel like the Hub model has been tested and proven," said Peter Judd, Creative Director at Hub, "It works, and it is so much more fun than just churning out television spots and print ads." Hub continues to strengthen its integrated capabilities by exploring new technologies and building more case studies with work for clients that spans the scope of communication points. About the ADDY Awards: The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, recognizing and rewarding creative excellence in the art of advertising. Every year approximately 60,000 entries are submitted in local ADDY competitions. Judging is performed by nationally recognized creative directors recruited from major advertising agencies from outside the region. About Hub Strategy: Hub Strategy and Communication focuses on integrated marketing built around a solid brand strategy that acts as a Hub for all communication. Client experience includes Nike, Google, Sony Playstation, Levi's, Staples, Microsoft, Dockers, Sega, Slingbox, MacGregor Golf, Sidi Cycling Shoes, Sugar Publishing and Sparks Energy Drink.