June 30, 2011
Cleveland, Ohio

Skoda Minotti has acquired Cleveland marketing firm Hilty Moore & Associates, Inc. (HM&A) along with the company’s visual marketing division, BrandEyeD. The acquisition enhances the expertise and depth of marketing resources available to serve Skoda Minotti Marketing Services’ growing client base.

In addition to bringing enhanced marketing research expertise , the acquisition of HM&Awill complement Skoda Minotti Marketing Services' ability to provide strategic planning, channel marketing programs and other marketing services. The team of professionals joining Skoda Minotti brings with them significant experience working with companies in the industrial, healthcare, and energy sectors. The team has completed over 1,750 engagements for over 100 firms, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, around the world.

BrandEyeD expands Skoda Minotti’s marketing capabilities by providing solutions for a wide range of branding and visual communication initiatives. Visual marketing services now offered by Skoda Minotti include retail design and planning, point-of-purchase graphics and fixtures, sign design and production, branded window décor and total program management.

“We’re excited to continue the rapid growth of our Marketing Services group with this strategic acquisition,” said Skoda Minotti chairman Greg Skoda. “We look forward to providing our clients with expanded service offerings and marketing expertise to help them reach their marketing goals and objectives.”

Among the professionals joining Skoda Minotti Marketing Services as a result of the acquisition are HM&A managing partner John C. Moore and John F. Kallmeyer, President of BrandEyeD.

“This acquisition is a unique opportunity to add firms of talented individuals with diverse skill sets to our existing group of marketing professionals,” said Jonathan Ebenstein, managing director, Marketing Services. “John Moore brings 20+ years of industrial marketing expertise and John Kallmeyer has developed visual marketing programs for some of the top retail brands in the country.”

About Skoda Minotti Marketing Services
Skoda Minotti Marketing Services offerings marketing services to better meet the business needs of Skoda Minotti’s client base. Marketing Services experienced rapid growth and now provides a full range of marketing services. Service offerings include advertising , branding , creative services , e-communications , integrated marketing communications planning , media , pay-per-click advertising , public relations , search engine optimization , social media and web design and development.

About Skoda Minotti
Skoda Minotti (www.skodaminotti.com, 888-201-4484) is a CPA, business and financial advisory firm that isfocused on assisting clients grow their businesses. Clients of the firm range from closely-held businesses to public companies, from individuals and partnerships to corporations, trusts and estates. Skoda Minotti is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance which offers resources and technical expertise to clients through over 360 locations across the United States and over 600 locations internationally.

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