SOURCE: VistaPrint


November 22, 2010 08:55 ET

DRP Collision Repair Named Winner in Vistaprint's Make an Impression Contest

Virginia-Based Auto Repair Shop to Receive $10,000 Marketing Makeover

VENLO, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT), a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, today announced that DRP Collision Repair of Powhatan, Virginia has been selected as a winner of the Vistaprint "Make an Impression" contest. This unique micro business will receive a marketing makeover valued at $10,000 from Vistaprint.

Over 875 U.S.-based micro businesses entered Vistaprint's contest for a chance to receive one of four $10,000 marketing makeovers. The grand prize packages include a $600 HP gift card, a Web commercial produced by Pixability and a full marketing package -- including a targeted direct mail campaign -- designed by Vistaprint's creative design team. The goal of the contest was to give four deserving businesses the chance to take that next step and truly market themselves like they never had before.

DRP Collision was the lone "start-up" to be selected as a contest winner. The reason they were chosen was based on owner Kendall Ickes' compelling stance on customer satisfaction. Despite being a new business shop, the company is focused on customer satisfaction and making a big first impression. DRP Collision has already seen some success with a small marketing push, but expects to see more with the prize package.

"We are very excited to be selected as one of the contest winners," said Ickes. "Getting your name out there as a new company is very tough. We have seen some success from our initial marketing efforts with brochures and flyers and can't wait to work with Vistaprint to create our new materials. Hopefully it will help us drive more business."

Founded in 2010, DRP Collision Repair strives to achieve 100% satisfaction and backs up all of their work with a limited lifetime warranty. The company's mission is to provide repairs and service that matches their 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and also offers free estimates and claim handling. DRP Collision is fully-staffed with graduates or current enrollees of the J. Sargent Reynolds Community College AAS Degree program for Auto Body Collision and holds I-CAR Platinum certifications.

"In this economy it is extremely difficult for new companies to get their name out to the community. We have heard from many businesses that one of the areas they cut back on first is marketing," said Bridget O'Brien, vice president of marketing communications at Vistaprint. "Kendall's team is focused on creating lasting relationships with their customers and our team is very excited to help them catch the eyes of potential customers."

Winners of the "Make an Impression" contest were selected by a panel of Vistaprint executives as well as voting done on the contest micro site. Entries received up to 30 points for originality, how they would use the prize package, entrant industry and up to 10 points from the open voting period. The full contest terms and conditions can be found here:

Vistaprint offers a multitude of products and services micro businesses need to effectively market to and increase a customer base on a limited budget. Products include printed options such as postcards, picture Christmas cards, calendars, announcements, and business cards; promotional apparel like hats and T-shirts; and marketing services such as websites and email marketing.

About Vistaprint

Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT) empowers more than 9 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products and services that micro businesses can use to expand their business. A global company, Vistaprint employs approximately 2,500 people, operates 22 localized websites globally and ships to more than 120 countries around the world. Vistaprint's broad range of products and services are easy to access online, 24 hours a day at

Vistaprint, the Vistaprint logo and Make an Impression are trademarks of Vistaprint N.V. or its subsidiaries. All other brand and product names appearing on this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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