Localeze and TMPDM Select Young & Associates as Public Relations Firm of Record

Washington, D.C.-Based Technology Public Relations Agency Welcomes Alexandra McDougald to Team

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Young & Associates, a premier technology public relations agency headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, announced today that Localeze, the leading expert on local search engine business content management, and TMP Directional Marketing (TMPDM), a Yellow Pages and online search marketing agency, have selected the 26-year-old company as their public relations firm of record.

Young & Associates also announced that it has hired Alexandra McDougald as its newest account executive in Washington, D.C. McDougald is a seasoned public relations professional with six years of experience in both the business-to-business and consumer market spaces.

"The addition of two new local search clients and an experienced account executive are part of the agency's aggressive growth plans," said Meggan Manson, principal at Young & Associates. "Alexandra's consistent track record of providing strategic media counsel and securing valuable media placements across a wide variety of industries will be of tremendous benefit to Young & Associates' clients."

A former member of New York City's Weiser Group, McDougald most recently served as communications counsel for Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Beers and Cutler, both based in the Washington, D.C. area.

McDougald will serve as the account executive for Localeze and will support Young & Associates' TMPDM account team.

"Young & Associates' focused business model and dedicated team philosophy have made it a recognized and relevant player in the technology public relations space," said McDougald. "I am thrilled to join this talented and finely tuned group of professionals, with such outstanding client and employee retention."

About Young & Associates

As trusted advisors to high-growth technology companies for the past 25 years, Young & Associates is the premier strategic public relations agency for companies seeking clear market visibility, elevated industry reputation and bottom-line results. Founded by Jean Young in 1982, Young & Associates is a boutique public relations firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. that helps technology companies market and promote their products, people and services. For more information please visit www.yapr.com.

Contact Information: Media Contact: Jennifer MacLeid Qotb Young & Associates 513-281-2772 jennifermq@yapr.com