SOURCE: Mentus

October 26, 2006 07:30 ET

Mentus Wins at Annual Nicholson Awards Competition

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- Mentus, a San Diego-based fully integrated marketing communications and design agency, announced today that two clients have been honored at the prestigious 2006 Nicholson Awards Competition. Mentus is proud to announce that Sysco Corporation (SYY) has been selected as a National Winner and Invitrogen (IVGN) has been selected for Best in Industry of Biotechnology.

The Nicholson Awards (put on by NAIC: National Association of Investors Corporation) began in 1978 as a venue for publicly traded companies to produce clearer, more informative annual reports. Each annual report is examined by a panel of judges, and evaluated not only for design, but content, financial reporting and any critical information that would be of importance to an investor. The judging panel also provides feedback on how to communicate more effectively with current and potential investors.

"We are honored to be recognized by NAIC for producing effective communication tools for the investor. At Mentus, we take great pride in creating an impactful annual report that effectively delivers the message and engages the reader," stated Tracy Mitsunaga, Executive Creative Director and Principal.

"The creative team at Mentus continues to exceed our expectations. I am continually impressed by the combination of outstanding design and unique sensitivity in communicating with investors," stated Julie Ames, Executive Director of Global Public Relations for Invitrogen.

The professionals of Mentus consistently use their creative vision, knowledge and expertise to develop exceptional annual reports that convey the corporate story visually and verbally. For over 25 years, Mentus has been a leader in positioning companies to their various target audiences and supporting key business objectives. Current client relationships date back as far as 18 years. Houston-based Sysco Corporation, the largest food distributor in the country and Invitrogen, a San Diego biotech company, have both worked with Mentus for over three years.

About Mentus

Mentus is a business-to-business communications and marketing agency, with over 25 years of experience serving the needs of market leaders, from emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 corporations. Its seasoned professionals develop and implement inventive and smart solutions to complex business challenges. With an imperative to "listen, create and deliver," Mentus strategically crafts branding, marketing, public relations, and investor communication programs that successfully launch products and establish companies in their markets. For more information, visit

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