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Emerging Media Earns WBENC Certification as Woman-Owned Business


June 26, 2012 - NEW YORK, NY

Emerging Media, an award-winning firm specializing in developing revenue-generating public relations, social media and marketing programs for its clients, received national certification as a woman-owned business by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO), a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In addition, Emerging Media Founder and CEO Susan Lindner was granted a seat on the WBENC Certification Committee to help certify and re-certify women business owners throughout New York.

"With our WBENC certification, not only will we broaden our field of opportunity, we will be able to reach even more forward-thinking businesses that value diversity as much as we do," said Emerging Media founder and CEO Susan Lindner. "I look forward to expanding relationships with other WBEs while helping other women business owners to obtain their certification as well."

As of 2011, it is estimated that there are over 8.1 million women owned businesses in America, generating $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing nearly 7.7 million people nationwide. Today, Emerging Media joins the elite ranks of only 23 WBENC certified PR firms in New York City.

WBENC's national standard of certification is implemented by the WPEO, an organization dedicated to increasing access to business opportunities for women-owned businesses through advocacy, networking and education for over 13 years. Certification is granted after submitting to a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government, agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About Emerging Media
Emerging Media is an award-winning full service PR, branding and social media agency, helping B2B and B2C companies make their mark in the ever-changing media landscape. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, Emerging Media creates innovative and revenue-generating strategies for clients across a wide spectrum of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. By matching senior level, industry-specific support to each client, Emerging Media removes the learning curve investment typical in most agencies and ensures faster time to results. We deploy smart, creative teams worldwide using cutting edge communication strategies, to achieve our clients' most critical business objectives. Visit www.emergingmediapr.com.

About WBENC
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 1000 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

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Erin Hamil
Emerging Media
212-922-5885
erin@emergingmediapr.com

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