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Rhino Marketing LogoRhino Marketing Celebrates 3-Year Partnership With Canucks Sports & Entertainment

Vancouver, B.C. – Rhino Marketing Inc., one of North America’s leading Internet marketing agencies, has signed a three-year partnership with Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CS&E). The partnership will see the Rhino.ca logo prominently featured at Rogers Arena with a logo in the ice in front of the Canucks bench and will have a strong in-arena and web based presence on Canucks.com. Rhino Marketing will support increased programming on Canucks.com and Canucks for Kids Fund initiatives.

Rhino Marketing Inc. is the first online marketing company to have an in-ice presence with the NHL. It is also one of the smallest businesses – size wise – to ever partner with the Canucks. The logo of Rhino’s 14-person organization now resides in the ice alongside mega-companies such as Rogers, Best Buy, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Rhino Marketing is approaching the partnership with innovative and creative thinking, including becoming the first company in the history of the franchise to sponsor the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 program. Rhino Marketing has committed its resources to support a number of Canucks charitable initiatives as part of the relationship, including the Jake Milford Golf Tournament and other fan interaction events.

Rhino Marketing’s Chief Rhino Doug Morneau explains: “We are big fans of the Canucks and to have our word mark in front of the player’s bench is very exciting. Apart from seeing this as a great marketing opportunity for Rhino, as strong supporters of charitable and philanthropic efforts, we feel that this provides an exceptional opportunity to partner with the Canucks to raise money for worthwhile local organizations.”

“Canucks Sports and Entertainment is proud to partner with a company that is focused on giving back to their community,” said Trent Carroll, Canucks Executive Vice President, Sales and Service.  “Rhino Marketing has taken ownership of a number of programs to further interact with fans across British Columbia. Through this relationship, not only will Canucks.com be able to provide further programming and insight of the team to fans but will also support the Canucks for Kids Fund and ultimately charities throughout the province.”

Through this partnership, the Rhino team has many other promotional, fun and unique initiatives planned with the CS&E organization throughout the hockey season. With a three-year sponsorship in place, there will be many innovative events from Rhino for years to come.

Founded in 1997, Rhino Marketing Inc. is a Vancouver-based Internet marketing boutique. They are a full-service Internet agency that understands business and how to connect clients with customers online. With offices in Canada and the United States, Rhino Marketing Inc. offers clients a single source for the design, execution and ongoing advancement of Internet marketing initiatives. The Rhino Marketing team operates at the intersection of traditional strategy-based marketing and the rapidly evolving digital world of e-marketing, providing clients with a strategic, integrated approach that creates strong results. An active member of its community, Rhino Marketing is involved with a range of charitable and philanthropic organizations, events and initiatives. As Rhino grows and expands as a company, so does their commitment to making the world a better place, locally and globally. For more information, please visit http://www.rhino.ca/.

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For more information or an interview with Doug Morneau, please contact Paul Holman at paul@ahacreative.com or at 604.303.1052

For a video interview of Doug Morneau and Trent Carroll, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/rhinomarketing

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Vancouver, B.C. – Rhino Marketing Inc., one of North America’s leading online marketing agencies, has appointed George Morneau as the company’s Professional Sports Liaison. This position has been established to help support Rhino Marketing’s philanthropic and charitable outreach both locally and globally. In this new role, Mr. Morneau will connect with a range of professional athletes and sports teams to acquire sports memorabilia such as autographed photos, jerseys and other items that will be used for fundraising and awareness campaigns for charities and not-for-profit organizations that Rhino Marketing supports.

Rhino Marketing is focused on creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between their organization and professional athletes and sports teams with a focus on charitable fundraising and other philanthropic objectives.

“George was a natural choice for this role because of the relationships in a range of professional sports that he has spent decades establishing and maintaining,” said Doug Morneau, Chief Rhino. “That he is my uncle and the father of Justin Morneau, considered one of the best first basemen in the major leagues, is just an added bonus. This new role supports our community relations department.”

Founded in 1997, Rhino Marketing Inc. is a leading Internet marketing services agency. With offices in Canada and the United States, Rhino Marketing Inc. offers clients a single source for the design, execution and ongoing advancement of Internet marketing initiatives. The Rhino Marketing team operates at the intersection of traditional strategy-based marketing and the rapidly evolving digital world of e-marketing, providing clients with a strategic, integrated approach that creates strong results. An active member of its community, Rhino Marketing is involved in a range of charitable and philanthropic organizations, events and initiatives. As Rhino grows and expands as a company, so does their commitment to making the world a better place, locally and globally. For more information, please visit www.rhino.ca.

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For more information or an interview with Doug Morneau, please contact Paul Holman at paul@ahacreative.com or at 604.303.1052.

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Richmond, B.C. – Three new stores: fashion icon Forever 21, the premier beauty destination Sephora and specialty tea retailer Teaopia, will open in Richmond Centre as a part of the mall’s Rebirth of Retail Renovation, Leslie Matheson, Director of Marketing at Richmond Centre announced today. The stores will open between late fall and early winter. Regular updates can be found at www.richmondcentre.com.

“We are very excited that Forever 21 and Sephora are coming to Richmond Centre,” said Matheson. “Richmond is a major urban centre and these brands are very popular with consumers. We know that our customers will be excited to hear that they will be in our mall. These stores, and the updating of other stores within the mall, are all part of a catalyst in the rejuvenation of retail in Richmond. These international brands are keen to have a presence in Richmond and in particular Richmond Centre.”

Stores that are being renovated with contemporary store designs and opening in the renovated area of the mall include: Gladstone Jewellers, Iris Optical, Consumers Nutrition, Beauty Plus, Stitch It, Payless Shoe Source, The Source, Bell, Roots, Ann-Louise Jewellers, C&K World and Black’s Cameras. In addition, stores that are changing locations within the centre are Danier Leather and Hallmark. In total, 20 stores will be opening in the newly renovated area within the mall.

During the Rebirth of Retail Renovation, Richmond Centre is open during its regularly scheduled hours. Matheson says that all efforts possible are being taken to lessen any inconvenience to shoppers and retailers at Richmond Centre during the renovation.

Richmond Centre is one of the Lower Mainland’s largest shopping complexes with 240 stores and services. Located in the centre of Richmond, on the corner of Westminster Hwy and Minoru Boulevard, and at the Southern Terminus of the Canada Line, Richmond Centre is owned and managed by two of the largest developers in Canada, Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. and Ivanhoe Cambridge II Inc.

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Media Contact: Paul Holman, AHA Creative Strategies
paul@ahacreative.com or 604.303.1052

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MTourism NZEDIA RELEASE – April 29, 2010

Follow in Tyra’s Footsteps with $1,198* Flights and Insider Travel Tips to New Zealand

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Fans of the hit series “America’s Next Top Model” can have their own model experience in New Zealand, following the show’s trip to the breathtaking island nation.  Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand have announced a special offer for fans who find the backdrop just as stunning as the models featured in three episodes aired April 28, May 5 and May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on /A\.

“I chose New Zealand as a ‘Top Model’ location because it is a place that a lot of Americans, particularly young Americans, think of as a fantasy destination,” said Tyra Banks, the host and series creator.  “I was very impressed to learn that New Zealand is such a fashion forward country. The models and I loved exploring the hip boutiques and cool restaurants.”

“People hear ‘New Zealand’ and they think of great outdoor experiences and beautiful landscapes,” says Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler. “’America’s Next Top Model’ will show the stylish side of the world’s youngest country, where local designers like Karen Walker and Zambesi, and events like New Zealand Fashion Week and World of Wearable Art are pushing the boundaries of the industry.”

Air New Zealand offers a $1,198* (CAD) roundtrip airfare from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand. Passengers must book by May 5, 2010, for travel July 24 – September 21, 2010.

Fans can view an exclusive video interview with Tyra, as well as the first in a video series of insider travel tips based on shoot locations on the 100% Pure New Zealand Youtube channel.

America’s Next Top Model can be seen in Canada, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on /A\.

*Price per person round trip is for purchase on http://www.airnewzealand.ca/. Price excludes fuel surcharge, government fees and taxes of approximately $360 CAD depending on routing, which encompasses the Passenger Facility Charge of $4.50 and the September 11 Security Fee of $2.50 USD per person per enplanement in the USA to a maximum of $10.00 USD. Taxes are subject to currency fluctuations. Restrictions and conditions apply. Fare is subject to change. Check http://www.airnewzealand.ca/ for complete terms and conditions.

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For information about New Zealand’s extensive vacation options, log onto the 100% Pure New Zealand website at http://www.newzealand.com/.  For other media information, log on to http://www.media.newzealand.com/.  For high-resolution images, visit http://www.images.newzealand.com/.  For year-round travel deals to New Zealand, visit: http://www.newzealand.com/travel/getting-to-around-nz/getting-to-nz/travel-deals/canada/.

Air New Zealand offers more direct flights to the South Pacific than any other airline, including non-stop flights from Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China, Japan and Tonga. Consistently rated among the world’s best international airlines, Air New Zealand was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by Air Transport Magazine. Other accolades include “Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific” for the third straight year by Business Traveler Magazine (USA) “Best Transpacific Airline” at the 26th Airline Industry Awards, and “Best Passenger Service” award by Air Transport World magazine. United Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan members earn and redeem mileage on select flights. Flight and vacation essentials can be booked on AirNewZealand.com or by calling 1-800-663-5494 in Canada. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance network.

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment, in association with Bankable Productions. Tyra Banks is the creator and executive producer along with Ken Mok (“Making the Band”) and Daniel Soiseth (“Hell’s Kitchen”).

Contact Ruth Atherley
AHA Creative Strategies Inc.
For Tourism New Zealand
Ph: (604) 303-1052
E: ruth@ahacreative.com

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For Immediate Release  – April 23, 2010Rhino Marketing Logo

Vancouver, B.C. – Rhino Marketing Inc., one of North America’s leading online marketing agencies, announced today that throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and moving forward, hockey great Ryan Walter will provide a regular guest blog post on Rhino.ca. Well-known for his hockey career, which lasted 15 seasons, Walter spent his final two years on the ice playing for the Vancouver Canucks. He is now an assistant coach for the organization. Walter is also an inspiring motivational speaker and interactive leadership coach, translating his personal experience into practical applications that help build and develop leaders and teams.

These blog posts, which, until now, have only been available by subscription through Walter’s online leadership program, will emphasize performance, leadership, team enhancement and personal empowerment. He will offer practical applications that are easily understood. His blogging style leads from humourous dressing room banter to direct action as he charts a winning course for high performance, leadership and team achievement.

As a partner of the Vancouver Canucks, Rhino is the presenting sponsor of The Playoff Show on Canucks.com and has a strong rink and video board presence within General Motors Place during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Playoff Show, which airs live at 2 p.m. each day following a Canucks playoff game, highlights leadership throughout the Canucks organization and analysis of the postseason. As a leader in online and Internet marketing, this theme creates a strong connection for Rhino Marketing. In support of this sponsorship, Rhino Marketing launched a special playoff webpage (http://www.rhino.ca/canucks-playoffs-2010/) that showcases a new blog, written by Doug Morneau with guest blogger Walter.

Rhino Marketing has offices in Port Coquitlam and Vancouver, and recently opened a new office in Los Angeles, California. The L.A. office allows Rhino to further facilitate business development in the United States with a focus on the banking industry, as well as improve service to existing U.S. clients.

Founded in 1997, Rhino Marketing Inc. is a leading Internet marketing services agency. With offices in Canada and the United States, Rhino Marketing Inc. offers clients a single source for the design, execution and ongoing advancement of Internet marketing initiatives. The Rhino Marketing team operates at the intersection of traditional strategy-based marketing and the rapidly evolving digital world of e-marketing, providing clients with a strategic, integrated approach that creates strong results. An active member of its community, Rhino Marketing is involved in a range of charitable and philanthropic organizations, events and initiatives. As Rhino grows and expands as a company, so does their commitment to making the world a better place, locally and globally. For more information, please visit www.rhino.ca.

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For more information or an interview with Doug Morneau, please contact Paul Holman at paul@ahacreative.com or at 604.303.1052.

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