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The Aura Group Receives 2012 Hermes Creative Platinum Award in Recognition as a Localized Technology Partner

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 23, 2012) - The Aura Group, a full-service advertising agency specializing in interactive engagement solutions, multi-channel branding, and specialized web development, has been named a Platinum award winner in the 2012 Hermes Creative Awards. The prestigious honor was awarded to The Aura Group in recognition of the company’s exemplary strengths as a “Localized Technology Partner” with its innovative application and client services of MovieConnect, the company’s showtimes and ticketing advertising technology.

“Receiving this type of recognition is an incredible honor,” said David Bailey, The Aura Group CEO and co-founder. “It’s testament to the collective hard work of our team. This award is for them, and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

About Hermes Creative Award:

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition of creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers. Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, web and freelance professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence. AMCP began in 1995 as a means to honor outstanding achievement and services to the communication profession.

About The Aura Group:

Headquartered in Fullerton, California, The Aura Group is a full service interactive advertising agency. Founded in 1999, the company’s talents span the breadth of digital advertising from creative concept strategy to award-winning campaign execution. The company pushes the boundaries of conventional interactive marketing to include innovative ideas and clever marketing concepts that leverage the power of digital marketing. MovieConnect, The Aura Group’s exclusive movie showtimes and ticketing platform technology is one such service. Offered to film studios and advertising agencies, MovieConnect enhances any online movie banner or rich media advertisement by automatically locating a consumer’s location and displaying the closest theaters and

showtimes, as well as options to purchase tickets from any major online ticketing agency, all within the ad unit. Theater locations and showtimes may also be conveniently sent to any mobile device, Twitter or Facebook page. Aura Group clients who license the exclusive use of MovieConnect include major Hollywood studios, as well as search engine giants. Its commitment to develop new technologies, coupled with creative abilities and expert Flash video knowledge, has positioned itself and its clients on the cutting edge of advertising. For more information, call 877.595.2872 or visit