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For Immediate Release   – April 16, 2010Rhino Marketing Logo

Vancouver, B.C. – Rhino Marketing Inc., one of North America’s leading online marketing agencies, has entered into a sponsorship partnership with Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Chief Rhino Doug Morneau announced today. The partnership began in April and will run alongside the Canucks throughout the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

As a partner of the Vancouver Canucks, Rhino is the presenting sponsor of The Playoff Show on Canucks.com and will have 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, will highlight 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 has launched a special playoff webpage that showcases a new blog, written by Morneau. Here, he focuses on the topic of leadership as it relates both to business and hockey.

“We are excited about partnering with the Vancouver Canucks,” said Morneau. “We are big fans of the Canucks and will be cheering them on throughout the playoffs. As an organization, they continually show leadership both on and off the ice. We are also strong supporters of their charitable and philanthropic efforts in the local community. At Rhino, we are also actively involved in contributing to our local community, and as our company grows and prospers, we are committed to further increasing our support.”

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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For Immediate Release – February 22, 2010

The Obakki Foundation Collection is now available for purchase

Vancouver, B.C. – The recently launched Obakki Foundation hit the ground running and has already begun funding several important projects in Cameroon, Africa. Founded in 2009 by Treana Peake – entrepreneur, mom and wife of Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake – the foundation has released a limited series of fashion pieces inspired by the words and drawings of 150 orphans living in Africa. Items include men’s and women’s tees, scarves, bags and children’s clothing, and are available at www.obakkifoundation.org. Supporters can also purchase first aid kits and other basic needs that will be shipped to Africa – and hand-delivered when Treana returns in May 2010 – with 100% of proceeds going directly to the orphanages.

While in Africa this past December, the Peakes visited the orphans to show them the pieces that were inspired by their words and drawings. “It was incredibly gratifying and emotional to show the children the power of their words,” said Treana. “They’re seeing that because of their answers, proper food, education and health care will soon be available. They’re giving themselves a future.”

In addition the Peakes checked on current projects and met with village leaders to fully comprehend the needs of the communities, working with them to determine new initiatives that will focus on education, health and water treatment projects. Peake explains, “In Cameroon, everyone must pay for school and health care, so many go without. Our projects range from $25.00 to send a child to school for a year, to $80,000 for a new medical center that will service several villages. Every donation, regardless of the amount, has an immediate and direct impact on these people.”

Their adventures, such as using machetes to access remote jungle locations, sleeping in isolated villages and meeting extraordinary people along the way, are recounted in heartbreaking, exhilarating detail on the Obakki Foundation’s blog and Facebook page (search: Obakki Foundation).

Founded by Treana Peake in 2009, the Obakki Foundation is committed to offering hope, empowerment and the chance for people to learn and grow around the world. The Obakki Foundation provides opportunities to use ideas, art and fashion to assist others in standing up and participating in improving their own lives – and the lives of those around them. All proceeds go directly into the projects. Not just a percentage of the profits, not just some of the money – every penny goes back to the community.

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For more information on the Obakki Foundation, please contact Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies at (604) 303-1052 or email paul@ahacreative.com.

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Rhino Marketing LogoFor Immediate Release – February 15, 2010

Vancouver, B.C. – Rhino Marketing Inc., one of North America’s leading online marketing agencies, has opened a new office in Los Angeles, California, Chief Rhino Doug Morneau recently announced. This expansion will allow Rhino to facilitate business development in the United States and improve service with existing U.S. clients. The new office is conveniently located in the heart of L.A.’s financial district.

“We have done significant business in the U.S. market for a number of years and it was time to have a physical presence there,” said Morneau. “The recent economic downturn has had an interesting impact on our growth. As an Internet marketing agency, we found the need for measured marketing has grown our business as companies demand accountability for their marketing spend. At Rhino, measurement and return-on-investment have always been a strong part of what we provide for clients.”

According to Morneau, Rhino is increasing its business development efforts in the U.S. because they offer a solution to companies looking to increase sales results in a challenging economic time. Rhino offers clients exceptional return-on-investment using their unique combination of deep customer marketing insight, technology and online expertise.

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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RC imageFor Immediate Release – January 27, 2010

Richmond, B.C. – Richmond Centre is giving visitors to the mall the chance to show their stuff in a free, one-of-a-kind, 3-D winter sports illusion photo opportunity. Armchair athletes and those who want to show off their (pretend) athletic ability can get their photo taken in four different settings, including: ski jumping, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and figure skating. They can then take their fun photos and upload them to Facebook or other social networking sites and share them with friends around the world.

The four winter sports settings were created exclusively for Richmond Centre by world famous street painting artist Tracy Lee Stum. The three-dimensional scenes will amaze and delight mall customers with the incredible depth, perspective, creativity and visual impact. This interactive winter sports experience runs from February 9 – 28 with extended mall hours Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

To fully understand the participatory art illusions Stum creates, visit her website at www.tracyleestum.com

Stum has also been commissioned to create an evolving 3-D mural using chalk pastels on asphalt paper for the USA House during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The mural will be installed on the vertical walls of the lobby of the USA House and will commemorate U.S. Olympic Hall of Famers. On a regular basis throughout the games, a new U.S. Olympic Hall of Famer will be drawn on the mural and revealed the following day.

The interactive pieces created for Richmond Centre visitors are defined as images that allow for viewer participation as an integral part of the 3-D illusion. Richmond Centre customers can step into the painting and have their photos taken showing them as they fly down a ski jump, powerfully manage a halfpipe on a snowboard, hit a downhill ski run or gracefully navigate the figure skating rink. All visitors have to do is bring a camera to the mall (or their cell phones equipped with a camera) and put themselves in the picture!

“We wanted to bring a little bit of extra spirit to Richmond Centre,” said Marketing Director Leslie Matheson. “We discovered Tracy Lee Stum and her incredible talent with interactive 3-D masterpieces and just knew our customers would love this. Visitors to Richmond Centre can get a fun, no cost, photo souvenir and can share it with their friends locally and around the world. We’re excited about this and are looking forward to seeing lots of photos online showcasing people looking like they are braving the winter weather and competing in high profile sporting events, when really, they’re safe and warm in the middle of Richmond Centre.”

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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For further information, interviews with Leslie Matheson or media access for special photo opportunities, please contact: Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies at 604-303-1052 or paul@ahacreative.com.

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Vancouver, B.C. – Founder and Obakki Designs Inc. owner Treana Peake launched the first awareness building and fundraising campaign for the newly created Obakki Foundation this week. The creative and moving campaign began with Peake, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and wife of Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake, who gave 150 children at three orphanages in Cameroon, Africa a piece of paper and a pen and asked: What Makes You Happy? What Makes You Afraid? What Makes You Sad?

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