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TanenPR Acquired by KCSA Strategic Communications

New York City PR, IR and Marketing Services Firm Expands Brand and Services to Boston and Northeast

NEW YORK and BOSTON - October 21, 2009 - KCSA Strategic Communications has announced that it has acquired TanenPR. The Natick office, located in the Boston metro area, represents the continued growth of KCSA, one of the only independent strategic communications firms in the country that integrates public relations, investor relations and marketing services all within one firm. KCSA has been ranked as one of the top 5 IR/financial communications firms in the United States.

KCSA was founded in 1969 and presently has more than 30 professionals located in the firm's headquarters at 880 Third Avenue in New York City. Julia Tanen, the founder of TanenPR, will join KCSA as a Managing Director along with her staff of five professionals. She will oversee KCSA's expansion in the Boston area and Northeast. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Tanen founded TanenPR in 2001. TanenPR specializes in public relations services for business to business, professional services and consumer-focused companies.

"Over the past several years, KCSA has focused on expanding its financial and professional services offering. The acquisition of TanenPR, which has extensive experience representing a variety of industries and firms, particularly professional services, continues the progress that we are making," said Jeff Corbin, Chief Executive Officer of KCSA.

He continued, "Working with Julia Tanen and her team will also allow us to grow our investor relations practice in the Boston area, which is home to many publicly traded companies in the technology and healthcare industries. While KCSA represents companies and organizations throughout the U.S., having an office in the Boston area will allow us to further penetrate this region and to offer our comprehensive strategic communications services. We are excited to be working with Julia and her team."

"TanenPR was looking for the right company with whom to work and to grow, and KCSA is that company," stated Julia Tanen, Managing Director of KCSA's Natick office. "Given KCSA's work in investor relations and creative marketing services, current and future clients now have access to new disciplines with which to expand their communications programs and to accomplish their business goals."

About KCSA Strategic Communications
Now in its 41st year, KCSA Strategic Communications (www.kcsa.com) is the only corporate communications firm in the nation that integrates investor relations, public relations and marketing services. The firm's customized programs and strategic counsel create communications solutions for public and private companies allowing them to effectively reach their desired audiences and achieve their business marketing goals.