SOURCE: Madison Ave Media, Inc.

Madison Ave Media, Inc.

December 02, 2010 07:51 ET

One of America's Best Known and Most Respected Marketing Communication Executives Joins Madison Ave. Media Advisory Board

Bruce Silverman Brings Distinguished Background and Experience to the Board

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - Madison Ave. Media, Inc. (OTCBB: KHZM), today announced that Bruce Silverman has joined its Advisory Board and will work with corporate leadership as the company continues its rapid growth.

Madison Ave. Media Chairman Stephen Molinari commented, "I first had the pleasure of working with Bruce almost two years ago, at the inception of our company. His insight and vision played a major role in our initial planning for the company and we couldn't be more excited about his decision to join our Advisory Board. His continuing involvement will further secure our already bright future in the rapidly expanding digital media space."

A broad-view strategist, Silverman is probably the only executive who ever served as creative director of a top five advertising agency who then went on to head one of the largest media planning and buying shops in the world, Western International -- now Initiative Worldwide.

Silverman's 38-year advertising agency career includes C-level positions at Ogilvy & Mather, Bozell, BBDO/West, Asher/Gould and WongDoody. Bruce is a long-time board member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

He was the creative mind behind "Don't Leave Home Without It" for American Express, "Bullish on America" (Merrill Lynch), "Something Special in the Air" (American Airlines), "Not made in 'Nooo Yawk Ciddy" (Pace Picante), and "The Shell Answer Man." He has also led award-winning campaigns for clients such as IBM, Hershey's, International Paper, Baskin-Robbins, Coldwell Banker, Suzuki, Pabst, Sanyo, Mattel, Zale's and Post.

As the domestic President/CEO of Interpublic's giant ($22 billion in annual billings) Initiative Worldwide, Silverman supervised media planning and buying for Disney, Carl's Jr., Taco Bell, Acura, Kia, Chevrolet, AOL, the U.S. Navy, Yahoo! and many other major brands.

Today, in addition to advising a number of advertising and public relations agencies, media properties, marketing services firms and international advertisers, Silverman is a principal, Chairman and CEO of 24/6, Inc., the holding company of Pocket Billboards®, which places advertising on telephone calling cards. And, he recently became founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Dynasty Visual Effects and Animations.

He is also managing partner of Bob Wolf Partners/TPG, a consulting firm specializing in facilitating advertising and public relations agency reviews for advertisers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Triton Media, Inc., Newsletters for Hire, Inc., as well as the Advisory Boards of TelCentris, Inc., Big Moving Pictures, Inc. and NTB Group, Inc.

About Madison Ave. Media
Madison Ave. Media, Inc., is an advanced digital media company that provides products and services that connect traditional media with digital and organic media exposure opportunities. Our integration of branding, marketing and communications into the ever changing digital media space includes extensive data base aggregation and targeting, forward looking mobile messaging capabilities, highly deliverable E-mail service solutions, evolving digital media technologies including Social Media and Search Engine Marketing plus business intelligence analysis systems that keep client promotional objectives on target and on budget.

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements
This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding Madison Ave. Media's ability to improve their services, create new business models and content-owner opportunities, integration plans, the expected timing for the closing of the acquisition and the plans to operate Firefly independently. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of management of Madison Avenue Media, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to (1) changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, (2) failure to receive regulatory approval for the acquisition, (3) failure to compete successfully in this highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace, (4) failure to retain key employees, (5) other factors affecting the operation of the respective businesses of Madison Ave. Media. More detailed information about these factors may be found in filings by Madison Ave. Media, as applicable, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including their respective most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Madison Ave. Media is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter their respective forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. `

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