IMG Celebrates 10 Years with a Look at the Past and an Eye Toward the Future

SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2007 - Integrated Marketing Group (IMG), a marketing and branding agency servicing a national and international clientele, welcomes April 1 to officially mark its tenth year of providing strategic marketing and branding services to the healthy lifestyles industry. In 1997 Jeff Hilton, Matt Aller and Melanee Brown founded IMG.

"What initially began with four employees has today grown to a staff of 17 with expanded activity in innovative branding tactics, a strategic public relations department and optimized Web site design," said Hilton. "We attribute our success to both the vital and growing healthy lifestyles industry, as well as our diversely experienced, top-notch roster of professionals."

In addition to celebrating a decade of sustained IMG growth, Hilton's 16-year tenure in the healthy lifestyles industry allows for both reflection on and anticipation of the category's future. "As this industry matures, several issues will continue to gain importance. One of those is accountability of manufacturers to produce safe and effective products. Another is the re-building of consumer trust and confidence. Both of these will require increased efforts to self regulate, improve quality control procedures, and promote and protect the cultivation of intellectual property. From my perspective, our industry's future is in our own hands," said Hilton.

Hilton looks forward to the next 10 years and beyond in an industry he believes has yet to reach its pinnacle. "As the healthy lifestyles category continues its current double-digit growth and natural products stake a greater presence in mainstream channels, IMG will continue to monitor and respond to the public's interest in and demand for a healthier way of life," said Hilton.

Integrated Marketing Group,, is a marketing and brand consultancy created to optimize all aspects of marketing communications including: corporate identity, advertising, public relations, internet marketing, research, packaging, merchandising, sales promotion, educational programs, trade show presence and direct marketing. Its principals have created a marketing firm with a diverse background of creative development and strategic planning skills to serve the healthy lifestyles, food and personal care industries. IMG was the first agency in the United States to certify in the Federal Trade Commission Advertising Compliance Course for dietary supplements.

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