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Kobie Marketing Ranks Recognized on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 86%

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual, Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies In The Inc. 500|5000

St. Petersburg, FL (September 1, 2011) – Kobie Marketing has been selected by Inc. magazine as one of 2011’s fastest growing private companies, recognized on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with a three-year sales growth of 86%. The Inc.’s 500|5000 list is the most comprehensive look at the fastest growing private companies in America. Kobie has achieved this prestigious honor for two consecutive years. The full-service loyalty marketing firm ranks at number 250 in the Advertising and Marketing industry and number 38 in the Tampa Bay area.

Michael Hemsey, President of Kobie shared, “We are in business for only one reason: to drive incremental financial results for our clients from the programs Kobie supports. We accomplish this by engaging our client’s customers, connecting all the touch points of our client’s brand, and a relentless commitment to testing, learning and improving based on business results. Recognition by the industry of our innovation and creative excellence is gratifying, but helping our clients win in the competitive marketplace of today is what this company is all about.”

“Kobie has emerged as the fastest growing loyalty marketing agency in America because of our relentless focus on delivering truly loyal brand champions who buy more and inspire others to adopt our client’s brand. The passion and dedication of our staff coupled with our unmatched loyalty management software – Alchemy™, is the secret to our success “, said Bram Hechtkopf, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Kobie Marketing.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

Complete results of the Inc. 500/5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

About Kobie Marketing

For over 20 years, Kobie has been a recognized leader in the loyalty marketing industry. Through award-winning loyalty marketing campaigns and continuous reinvention of how firms execute effective programs, Kobie’s clients enjoy incremental revenue, product and household penetration, and brand advocacy.

Today, Kobie Marketing leads the loyalty marketing industry with a relentless focus on delivering the best customer experience, through proprietary technologies and award-winning campaigns. Kobie Marketing is spearheading the mobile loyalty revolution with its Social Media, SMS, MMS and Mobile Application loyalty solutions. Kobie manages loyalty management programs for many of the world’s most successful brands: AMC Entertainment, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Comcast Corporation, Hawaiian Airlines, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon Communications.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.