SOURCE: Smart Business Network, Inc.

Smart Business Network, Inc.

August 11, 2011 13:46 ET

Smart Business Network Acquires Flique Creative to Continue Expansion

Firm Grows to Better Serve B2B Communication Needs

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - Smart Business Network, Inc. today announced its acquisition of Flique Creative, a full-service multimedia company in Cleveland and Chicago, further expanding its Smart Business Digital Division.

"We're pleased to enhance our offerings with the addition of Flique's technology experience," said Fred Koury, President and CEO of Smart Business Network. "We're excited to incorporate Flique's talented team and proven track record for producing creative and cost-effective digital work for the business to business community."

Projects completed by Flique include work for American Greetings, Ohio University's E3 Clean Technologies, Lexus, Rockwell Automation and Sysco Foods. Flique Creative's co-owners -- Creative Director Jude Goergen and Operations Director David Purpera -- will continue in their roles. All Flique Creative staff has been retained by Smart Business Digital.

"We've known about Smart Business Network's quality reputation for quite some time and recently experienced first-hand how great the company is to work with when Flique produced videos for www.sbnonline.com," Purpera said.

Goergen agreed. "We're thrilled to bring Flique's years of creative and tech experience to further strengthen Smart Business Network's ability to offer an integrated, one-stop experience for marketing communication services," he said.

The Flique acquisition was the second this year for Smart Business, which acquired the custom content firm The Wise Group in January.

About Smart Business Network
Smart Business Network, Inc. is one of the nation's largest networks of local and custom B2B marketing channels. Its Smart Business Digital Division creates innovative and affordable digital solutions, including websites, microsites, videos, motion graphics, sound production and other interactive products. Its Smart Business Content Marketing Division (www.smartbusinesscontentmarketing.com) provides a full range of custom content marketing solutions, including: print and digital magazines and newsletters, marketing collateral, book publishing, market research and consulting services. Its Smart Business Magazines and Events Division publishes monthly management journals in 17 U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas and Los Angeles in addition to producing almost 50 live B2B events annually. It also produces online and digital products, including www.SBNOnline.com, which features more than 20,000 management and leadership articles on such successful CEOs as Jack Welch, Michael Dell, Ted Turner and Les Wexner.