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Phoenix, AZ — October 6, 2009

Maximo Visual Strategist and Client Services Director Christine Ray Selected to Serve as Judge for the 2009 HSMAI Adrian Awards

Phoenix, AZ — October 6, 2009 - Christine Ray, Visual Strategist and Client Services Director at Maximo, has been selected as a judge for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)'s 2009 Adrian Awards. The Adrian Awards honor outstanding achievements in advertising, public relations and web marketing in the travel industry. Ray's selection reflects the depth of experience and expertise that Maximo has developed in marketing travel and hospitality brands over the past 15 years.

"It's quite an honor to be asked to evaluate the various entries in this year's Adrian Awards," said Ray. "The Adrian Awards represent the pinnacle of marketing achievement in a very marketing-savvy industry. Given all the pressures that the current economic situation has applied to the hospitality and travel industries, it's reaffirming to see so much creative and innovative thinking going into marketing and promoting travel."

The annual Adrian Awards competition is open to all travel-related industries. Eligible businesses range from hotels and spas to cruise lines and timeshare resorts. Competition categories include advertising, public relations and web marketing. Winners for 2009 will be announced at HSMAI's annual gala, to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York on Monday, February 1, 2010.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI) is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers.

About Maximo—Founded in 1985, award-winning visual branding agency Maximo is nationally recognized and locally owned and operated. Maximo focuses on connecting brands with the consumer and specializes in all aspects of branding, advertising, web design, packaging, and marketing campaigns. For more information, visit http://estudioray.com/c-rms/portfolio-c-rms-01.php, or call Joe Ray at (602) 840-1580.

Contact: Christine Ray, Visual Strategist and Client Services Director, Maximo, (602) 840-1580; chris@estudioray.com

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