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Kobie Marketing Wins Verizon Supplier Excellence Award

St. Petersburg, FL (March 16, 2009) – Kobie Marketing, an award-winning loyalty marketing agency today announced it has been selected as one of the winners of Verizon’s 2008 Supplier Excellence Award.

Kobie received the award in the Advertising-Marketing-Fulfillment category for its work with the Verizon Business Link Rewards program. The award honors suppliers that deliver exceptional marketing strategies, creative efforts, and outstanding results.

“Verizon is focused on delivering the best customer experience, so we expect the highest quality service from our vendors, which keeps us focused on the business of serving our customers,” said George Dowell, vice president of Supply Chain Services, Verizon Services Operations. “Kobie is among 10 vendors that have received a 2008 Verizon Supplier Excellence Award for delivering advanced products and services and for consistently demonstrating a commitment to excellence.”

Last year, Kobie’s loyalty marketing efforts resulted in numerous awards, including a prestigious 2008 DMA ECHO Award. Said Laura Costa, Account Director, “At Kobie we consistently strive to produce highly creative, strategically smart work that generates excellent results for our clients. We are greatly honored when our efforts are recognized by a client of Verizon’s caliber.”

“The commitment we make to Verizon, and all of our clients, is that we will never sacrifice our existing clients’ needs for new business,” said Michael Hemsey, President of Kobie Marketing. “This award, received during a year of unprecedented growth for Kobie, is validation that it’s a commitment we keep.”

Laura Costa, Sharon Avery, and Nancy Berg, Kobie’s Account Director, VP of Marketing Services, and VP of Client Services, respectively will represent the company at this year’s ceremony, which will be hosted by Verizon in New Jersey on April 1, 2009.

About Kobie Marketing

Kobie is an award-winning loyalty marketing and technology firm with nearly two decades of experience in managing loyalty programs; developing award-winning advertising campaigns; and developing and integrating robust and innovative technology platforms that have transformed client–customer interactions in the loyalty industry. Kobie has experience with a diverse client base, including Verizon, Bank of America, MBNA, Royal Bank of Canada, Barnes & Noble, Samsung, Advanta, Avon, and CBS Sportsline. Visit Kobie at to find out more about this unique and innovative company.

About the Verizon Supplier Excellence Awards

The Verizon Supplier Excellence Awards recognizes companies that support Verizon’s commitment to continuous improvement of quality and service to its customers through a passion for excellence. Criteria for winning includes: quality of service, year over year growth, a commitment to supplier diversity, meeting and exceeding performance metrics, providing cost management solutions and excellent customer service.

Verizon recognized just 10 companies in 11 categories.

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