AXIS Acquires Kolbrener USA

March 4, 2009

Leading Brand Marketing Firm Expands National Footprint

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — AXIS – a leading national brand marketing firm headquartered in Washington, DC – has acquired Kolbrener USA, a Pittsburgh-based provider of brand strategy and lead generation solutions.

The acquisition augments AXIS’ national footprint with an expanded presence in Pennsylvania, where AXIS will continue to serve the branding and marketing needs of Kolbrener USA clients, including Allied Insurance Brokers, Arch Coal, the Pittsburgh Public School System, Adams Capital Management, Liberty USA and Atlanta’s The Ellis Hotel, among others.

“We are thrilled to add Kolbrener USA’s established clients and talented staff to the AXIS team,” said AXIS CEO and Founder Karen Work Seleznow. “Kolbrener’s branding experience and proven lead generation solutions complement our portfolio of services. This acquisition will benefit clients of both firms.”

Kolbrener USA CEO and Founder Michael Kolbrener will become managing director of AXIS’s Pittsburgh office, where he will focus on developing regional and national accounts. He will divide his time between the firm’s DC and Pittsburgh offices. The acquisition reunites Kolbrener with AXIS, where he served as creative director from 2001 through 2002.

“This is a great fit all around,” said Kolbrener. “I’m particularly enthused about introducing AXIS’ experience and capabilities to our clients and other organizations both in Pittsburgh and across the country.”

AXIS has long provided strategic branding, marketing and design services to some of the country’s leading corporations, associations and professional services companies, including Unisys Corp., Marriott, General Dynamics, Time Warner Cable, the American Psychological Association, XO Communications, Akin Gump Hauer & Strauss, LLC, the National Restaurant Association and The World Bank.

About AXIS

Founded in 1991, AXIS is a leading national brand marketing firm providing results-oriented strategies, award-winning design and unmatched execution on programs and solutions that connect clients to their target audiences. Headquartered in Washington, DC with additional offices in Pittsburgh, AXIS helps organizations grow by building and strengthening their brands. To learn more, visit www.axiscomm.com or call (202) 347-0060.


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