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Future Ads Founder and CEO Jared Pobre Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Orange County/Desert Cities Awards

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Technology Category

IRVINE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Ads (www.futureads.com), one of the southland's fastest growing and most innovative interactive firms, today announced that Jared Pobre, Founder and CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award in the Technology category inOrange County/Desert Cities. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Pobre was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on June 11.

"I am proud and honored to receive this prestigious award which is a tribute to the hard work and commitment to excellence of the entire Future Ads team," said Pobre. "This has been a milestone year for Future Ads. We have experienced unprecedented growth in our businesses and revenue; our flagship site, Gamevance.com, was named the sixth fastest growing web property overall; we successfully launched our casual game hub PlaySushi.com, and Resultlinks, our in-text advertising product, was named Innovative Internet Product of the Year*. To be recognized by Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in this challenging economic climate is humbling and an inspiration to work even harder and reach even higher."

Irvine-based Future Ads (www.resultlinks.com) offers the world's only self-serve, dynamic bidding interface for in-text advertising.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

"We are proud to recognize the achievements of Jared Pobre," said Kim Letch, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director forOrange County/Desert Cities. "Award recipients of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region's economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger."

As anOrange County/Desert Cities award recipient, Pobre is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala inPalm Springs, California on November 14, 2009. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors. InOrange County/Desert Cities, local sponsors include Marsh, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Scherzer International, Strategic Equity Group, Orange County Business Journal, HKA, Inc. and RR Donnelley Financial.

*Resultlinks was named Innovative Internet Product of the Year by TechAmerica in its 2009 High-Tech Innovation Awards http://pitch.pe/12802

About Future Ads

Founded in 2001, Future Ads (www.playsushi.com). The company's Resultlinks, a self-serve and in-text display ad network, is the fastest growing in its industry and was named Internet Product of the Year by TechAmerica. Blending traditional and new media expertise with cutting edge technology, Future Ads' mission is to bring together Interactive entertainment with savvy marketers to produce the most profitable source of Internet media.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Awards Program

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Award is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

SOURCE Future Ads


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