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Three-Peat! Covario Named 2013 Search Agency of the Year

OMMA Recognizes Covario as the Top Search Agency Three Years in a Row

SAN DIEGO, CA and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/13 -- Covario, Inc., a leading independent search and content marketing firm, has been recognized by OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) magazine as the 2013 Search Agency of the Year for an unprecedented third year in a row.

Covario was singled out by OMMA for its "smarter approach" to delivering award-winning paid and organic search programs, integrated with innovative social media and content marketing strategies, to global enterprise brands and national direct marketers.

The San Diego-based firm was cited for another year of strong double-digit growth and for its client loyalty. Its Net Promoter Scores soared into the 60-plus percentile range -- exceptional for business-to-business organizations, as well as for digital agencies.

Earlier in the year, Covario was ranked by Advertising Age magazine among the nation's 10 largest search agencies, with annual growth exceeding all of the larger agencies with at least $20 million in annual revenue.

Covario also experienced significant international growth in 2013 from both new and existing clients. The firm now has more than 200 search and digital marketing professionals around the world, extending across the U.S., as well as to Europe, China, Japan, Singapore, Canada and Brazil.

Over the last year, the firm also successfully integrated two technology company acquisitions in the local SEO and social media marketing space.

Just this month, Covario named former Managing Directors Mike Gullaksen and Jeff Johnson as its Co-CEOs, who, together with CFO/COO Claire Long, now form the company's new leadership team. Earlier this year, Gullaksen was also named by BtoB magazine for inclusion in its annual "Who's Who in Search and Digital Marketing."

In 2013, Covario also added Nick Brien, the former CEO of McCann Worldgroup, to its Board of Directors.

Other key agency executives include: Collin Cornwell and Matt Kropp, who both serve as vice presidents of global account strategies; LuRae Lumpkin, vice president, global paid media services; and Jeff MacGurn, vice president, global earned media services.

"We're thrilled to be recognized by OMMA as the Search Agency of the Year three times in a row," Johnson said. "It's a testament to our team's talent, passion, innovation and partnership with our growing roster of incredible clients."

Covario and the other 2013 Agency of the Year winners will be honored at an award ceremony in New York on Jan. 16, 2014. More details about Covario, along with the top agencies in other categories, will be featured in the January edition of OMMA magazine.

Looking ahead Gullaksen added, "We are planning for more rapid growth, embracing smarter search and smarter content marketing strategies to deliver greater ROI for our valued clients. We'll do this by focusing on our greatest assets -- people, processes and technologies."

About Covario

Covario is a leading independent search/content marketing agency and software provider. The firm was selected by OMMA as the Search Agency of the Year three years in a row from 2011 to 2013. It was also ranked by Advertising Age magazine among the nation's Top 10 search agencies. Covario also offers a suite of SaaS-based enterprise search, local SEO, mobile search, and social media marketing automation tools. Headquartered in San Diego, the firm has more than 200 team members globally, who are also located in Beijing, Chicago, London, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, and other cities around the world. The firm's growing customer base includes global leaders in technology, consumer electronics, financial services, retail, ecommerce, media, entertainment, publishing, and consumer packaged goods. More information is available at http://www.covario.com.

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