SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Brent Gleeson, Internet Marketing Inc. (IMI) Co-Founder and CMO, will be appearing in NBC's new reality extravaganza Stars Earn Stripes which premiers August 13th at 8 pm. Stars Earn Stripes is the creation of executive producers Mark Burnett (Survivor and The Voice), David Hurwitz (Fear Factor), and Dick Wolf (Law & Order) and supports various military and first responder charities.

The show is an elimination based competition where eight celebrities are each paired with a special operations military or law enforcement professional who trains them in weapons and combat tactics. The pairs then compete against the other teams. The winning team earns money towards a military or first responder charity they have pre-selected. 

The celebrity cast includes Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, Terry Crews, Laila Ali, Nick Lachey, Eve Torres, Todd Palin, Dolvett Quince, and Dean Cane. The show is hosted by Samantha Harris from Dancing with the Stars and General Wesley Clark.

Gleeson was selected as one of the "operatives" for the show by the executive producers based on his background as a Navy SEAL combat veteran and for his leadership experience. Brent Gleeson served as a Navy SEAL operator at SEAL Team Five and completed combat deployments to Iraq and Africa. His team's primary objective was executing capture or kill missions working in conjunction with the CIA.

"Being a part of such an amazing production has been incredibly rewarding. The show supports reputable charitable causes such as the Wounded Warrior Project and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 'Hiring Our Heroes' Program. The show is not about shining the spotlight on the cast but rather giving praise and thanks to our military and first responders who make incredible sacrifices to protect us every day," says Gleeson.

As IMI's Chief Marketing Officer, Brent oversees all brand development and internet marketing strategies for the company. As an owner of the company, Brent also leads strategic planning initiatives and works with team members to direct the company towards its ultimate vision of being the leading data-driven integrated online marketing agency in the world.

About Internet Marketing Inc.

Co-founded by Brent Gleeson and IMI's CEO Brandon Fishman, IMI is a leading integrated online marketing agency based in San Diego, CA and is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. IMI is made up of over fifty online marketing and analytics experts and has additional offices in Las Vegas and Miami. The agency takes a scientific approach to online marketing and builds custom integrated strategies for medium and enterprise level companies in the US and abroad. Services include Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Pay Per Click Advertising, Web Design, and Conversion Optimization.