Young Company, Ranked as the Biggest Percentage Gainer in OCBJ’s List of Top Agencies

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — March 19, 2007

Young Company, Ranked as the Biggest Percentage Gainer in OCBJ's List of Top Agencies - March 19, 2007

Young Company, Ranked as The Biggest Percentage Gainer on the Orange County Business Journal’s List of Top Agencies with q 243% Rise to $7.9 Million in OC Ad Billings

Laguna Beach Firm was listed as one of the Top Fifty Firms in the report

In its annual listing of ad agencies, the Orange County Business Journal ranked Young Company, a Laguna Beach, California-based marketing communications firm, as the fastest growing ad agency as the fastest growing firm in Orange County for 2006 based on 243% gain over 2005. The Laguna Beach firm was one of 50 Orange County agencies listed in the annual report.

Originally in Santa Monica, Young sold Young Company to The Phelps Group in 2003. Young bought back the operation from Phelps in 2005. “It’s easier to grow when you’re tiny,” Chief Executive Bart Young said. “I was able to focus on growing the OC office and things really picked up.” he said.

Young Company’s extensive B-to-B experience, including more than 50 years of turning innovators into market leaders, contributed to its rapid growth. New clients added during its first full year include: Compak Asset Management, Commerce Energy, Accurate Background, Inc., PBNext and Samsung Opto-Electronics.

Young Company integrates the power of new technologies, including the Internet, e-marketing and e-commerce, with more traditional communications tools to create solutions that engage prospects and customers in new ways that magnify the impact and efficiency of brand building. As an independent partner agency of BBN International Brand Communication, the $500-million-strong, multicultural, global business branding network, Young Company helps its clients brand, position and market globally, while acting locally.