SOURCE: Thrive Marketing, Inc.

October 09, 2007 10:05 ET

Fastest Growing Video Game Franchise Based in Orange County Selects Local Ad Agency

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Thrive Marketing, Inc., a Southern California-based advertising agency, was selected as the ad agency for Play N Trade video games, a Newport Beach-based video game company. Play N Trade is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the "Top 50 new franchises of 2007," and consequently opening a new store location every other day across the nation. Thrive Marketing will create and place the company's television and radio ads, as well as offer expert consultation to owners of the 390 franchises with their local advertising campaigns.

"We are very excited to have Thrive Marketing as a media partner and to utilize their ability to create memorable commercials that will help our local franchisees stretch their ad dollars. We're growing fast and we needed an agency that understands our business model and knows how to drive customers to our stores," said Harry Smith, VP of Marketing for Play N Trade.

"We chose Thrive Marketing because they knew how to grow our franchisees' stores, produce high-quality projects in a timely fashion, and integrate our corporate goals into each campaign," said Smith.

About Play N Trade

Play N Trade is the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise worldwide. It is also one of the fastest-growing franchises worldwide across all industries. To date, the company has sold more than 380 franchises, opened 84 stores, and is now opening a new store every other day. The company provides exceptional training, support and marketing systems to its store owners, who in turn provide an outstanding customer experience for their shoppers. Play N Trade customers can try any video game before they buy, participate in local and national tournaments, have their consoles and games repaired, as well as buy, sell and trade video games. Please visit www.playntrade.com or call 1.888.PNT.GAME for more information.

About Thrive Marketing

Thrive Marketing, Inc. is a full service advertising agency specializing in direct marketing. Founded in 2005, Thrive Marketing expects sales of $2.8 million in 2007. The agency provides: broadcast media buying, radio/TV commercial production, web design, internet marketing, print design and placement, outdoor media and mobile marketing campaigns. Recent clients include: Play N Trade, Baja Fresh, Affordable RV, Advanced Surgical Institute, Baker's Drive Thru, PS2 Wheels, Shiekh Shoes, and the US Army. For more information, call 714-854-7340 or visit www.thrivemarketingnow.com.

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