3Q Digital to Acquire iSearch Media; Combination to Create Largest Independent Digital Marketing Agency in the San Francisco Bay Area

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SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2014) -  3Q Digital, an independent, award-winning digital marketing agency, today announced its acquisition of iSearch Media, a leading San Francisco Bay Area search engine marketing and analytics agency. The acquisition creates the largest independent digital marketing agency in the region, with more than $300M in annual spend under management.

With the completed acquisition, all of iSearch Media's existing staff, clients, and brand assets will be fully integrated into 3Q Digital. Additionally, the acquisition strengthens the 3Q Digital executive team by adding: iSearch Media's Founder and President, Scott Rayden, as Chief Revenue Officer; CEO Maury Domengeaux as Chief Financial Officer; President and CTO Charles Hentrich as Chief Architect; and VP Client Services, Brian Grabowski, as SVP of Media/Account Management.

The combination of 3Q Digital and iSearch Media creates an agency uniquely positioned to supercharge current and future client growth by advancing the data and consumer-focused direction of digital marketing. 3Q Digital -- which boasts as its clients many of the world's largest and fastest-growing companies, now including iSearch Media's large and vibrant customer base -- will be able to provide a fully comprehensive suite of digital marketing services that include SEO, SEM, Display, Social, Mobile, Video, and Design, in addition to a robust Analytics and Consumer Behavior practice.

"With the acquisition of iSearch Media, we are excited to extend our industry-leading digital marketing capabilities to better serve the needs of our performance advertisers and intensify our innovation on their behalf," said David Rodnitzky, Founder and CEO of 3Q Digital. "iSearch Media's assets are incredibly complementary to what we have built at 3Q Digital, and our combined team and capabilities will have the perfect marriage of technology, products, and expertise to help define what the future of digital advertising can be -- which undeniably has its foundation in search and performance marketing."

"This acquisition brings together the right combination of expertise and capabilities to position ourselves as an agency built for the future. Our focus on search, data, and consumer behavior is very complementary to 3Q Digital's suite of digital marketing services, and we are excited to play such an important role in serving the end-to-end needs of today's sophisticated marketers," Rayden said. "We have a tremendous amount of respect for 3Q Digital. We share the same goals, values, culture, and passion for the work we do together and for our clients. Together we can create an even better opportunity for our employees and be an agency our clients can continue to grow into, learn from, and expect amazing results from year over year. Our breadth of services, combined with our deep understanding of data and consumer behavior, uniquely positions us to bridge the gap between consumer desire and revenue generating fulfillment for our clients."

3Q Digital experienced steady growth and expansion in 2013. 3Q Digital works with more than 70 clients that have contributed to the agency's 70% year-over-year growth; that number of clients will now exceed 110. 3Q Digital has also increased headcount 46% since May 2013 and has recently opened offices in San Francisco and San Diego to complement existing offices in San Mateo and Chicago. With the iSearch Media team incorporated, 3Q Digital's head count will approach 120.

About 3Q Digital
3Q Digital is a leading digital marketing agency headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in downtown San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago. 3Q Digital has a strong track record of forging deep partnerships with innovative, growth-driven companies through best-in-class customer service (EQ), dynamic and evolving strategies (IQ), and repeatable, proprietary methodology (XQ). Their services span across SEM, Social, Display, SEO, Mobile, and Video advertising.

Originally founded in 2008, 3Q Digital's senior team is led by David Rodnitzky (Founder & CEO), Will Lin (Co-Founder & Partner), and Dave Yoo (COO). For more information, visit www.3QDIGITAL.com or email info@3QDIGITAL.com.

About iSearch Media, Inc.
iSearch Media, Inc. is a forward-thinking search marketing agency that creates dynamic revenue growth for leading brands across North America. We are an agency that is fueled by data, scaled by technology, and mastered by people. This approach is our guideline for success and is integrated into the fabric of our people, culture, and work. We are an agency that is bonded by a shared belief in the relentless search for the right data that transforms our actions into greater significance. Visit us on the web at: www.isearchmedia.com.

Originally founded in 2006, iSearch Media's senior team is led by Scott Rayden (Founder / President & CMO), Maury Domengeaux (CEO), Charles Hentrich (CTO), and Brian Grabowski (VP of Client Services).

Contact:
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John McCartney
WISE PR for 3Q Digital
415.480.4059
john@wisepublicrelations.com

Amanda Scaccianoce
WISE PR for 3Q Digital
212.777.2519
amanda@wisepublicrelations.com

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