KISS Communications, a leading integrated marketing agency based in Hertfordshire is delighted to announce its support of the ‘Inspiring Hertfordshire’ Awards 2012 launched recently by the Herts Chamber of Commerce. The agency joins the University of Hertfordshire and Exemplas as key sponsors of the event and will be providing the winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ Award with the prize of twelve months PR and marketing support. Simon Fryer, Managing Director at KISS Communications said, “It’s a real honour for us to be involved in recognising the achievements and successes of businesses in our region. We are very much looking forward to working with the lucky winner of the Business of the Year category over a twelve month period and being able to demonstrate the impact that an effective marketing strategy can have on the success of a business.” Simon continued, “KISS works with a broad range of blue chip companies including Johnson Matthey, Bosch, PlastiKote and Booking.com as well as successful SMEs such as Intergence, 8 Solutions, Real-Status and Cambridge Past, Present & Future. One thing all these companies have in common is that they all understand the benefit PR and marketing can have on their bottom line. In the current economic climate, businesses need to engage with their audiences in order to stimulate interest and drive sales.” Yolanda Rugg, Commercial Director at Herts Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have KISS on board for the launch of these exciting new awards. She commented, “The Chamber is thrilled to have such a dynamic and creative marketing agency sponsor the ‘Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards’. Offering a prize that has such a tangible benefit to the winner of ‘Business of the Year’ is very exciting.” Open to businesses, social enterprises and individuals, the Awards will celebrate inspirational actions and outstanding achievements. The Awards will culminate in a gala dinner on 17 May at Porsche Hatfield. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.hertschamber.com. The closing date is noon on Friday 16March 2012. KISS Communications recently launched KISS Future, a simple, affordable and structured service to define, focus and position aspiring brands to drive business. Competitive advantage, increased customer loyalty and higher margins are just some of the key benefits that KISS Future can bring to the winner. The new service has already been successfully used by a number of KISS Communications’ clients.