Cross + Associates Enters Columbia

October 14, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 14, 2008 – William R. Cross, president of Cross + Associates, a Raleigh-based multi-disciplined marketing communication firm specializing in brand development, traditional and interactive media planning as well as creative design, announces today that the firm has opened a new office in downtown Columbia, S.C. Cross + Associates is currently renovating its new office located at 807 Gervais Street and plans to open in mid October. The advertising agency plans to have the office fully staffed with local professionals in the first quarter of 2009.

Currently, Juana Gustin-Quick has been hired as director of business development for the firm.

“Our agency has been steadily growing over the past few years,” said Cross. “We look forward to expanding our marketing footprint into Columbia and the Southeast.”

The Raleigh-based firm has doubled its staff size in the past three years has. There are aspirations to have that same success story repeated in the Columbia market. Cross + Associates chose Columbia due to its central Southeast location and future expansion is planned for Georgia.

About Cross + Associates

Founded in 1993, Cross + Associates is a full-service marketing agency providing traditional and interactive branding solutions, print and collateral services and media. Cross + Associates manages the complete media buying process, including media research, planning, purchasing and placement. Recent work includes: Maria Parham Medical Center, Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, Wallace Thomson Hospital, Sinclair Broadcasting, North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina Online, University of Arizona, Resort Realty, Kroger Mid-Atlantic and R.W. Moore. This award-winning agency was named “Top 100 North Carolina Businesses” by Business Leader Magazine this year and also received the Best Places to Work recognition from the Triangle Business Journal in 2005 and again in 2007.

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