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Fahrenheit Studio Wins Three Silvers at the 5th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

Fahrenheit Studio, a design firm that specializes in cross-media branding, was honored with three prestigious Silver awards at the 5th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition. The awards were for three Entertainment web sites on behalf of Virgin Records: Juliet, Sharissa, and Dwele.

LOS ANGELES, CA—May 10, 2006—Fahrenheit Studio, a design firm that specializes in cross-media branding, was honored with three prestigious Silver awards at the 5th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition.

Fahrenheit Studio was recognized for their excellence in interactive media design for three Entertainment web sites on behalf of Virgin Records: Juliet (http://www.julietsounds.com), Sharissa (http://www.sharissa.com), and Dwele (http://www.dwele.net).

"At first I was a little confused, later thrilled that we actually picked up three Horizon Interactive Silver Awards in one category," said Dylan Tran, Director of Fahrenheit Studio. "We are grateful to Virgin Records, who gave us a tremendous amount of creative control and provided us with a diverse roster of artists to work with."

The 2006 international competition was the largest and most competitive to date, nearly double the size of the previous year. Hundreds of entries were received from 17 countries including: Australia, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Indonesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, and Nearly all 50 US States. A panel of judges, consisting of various industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, evaluated 13 different categories. The 2006 winning entries showcase the best developed web sites, cd-roms, dvds, video, kiosks, online advertising video games and other interactive media.

"The Horizon Interactive Awards winners are at the top of their class. All of the winners this year exemplify the highest standard for interactive media development," said Mike Sauce, founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. "It is truly amazing to see the level of creativity, craftsmanship and artistry on display among this year's winners."

About Fahrenheit Studio
Fahrenheit Studio is a Los Angeles-based design studio founded in 1995 by the creative team of Robert Weitz and Dylan Tran. The studio specializes in developing cross-media branding campaigns that include identity systems, web and interactive, print, motion graphics and interior environments. More information at www.fahrenheit.com.

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"We first approached Fahrenheit a year ago, following a period of rapid growth and change, including the acquisition of another company. We recognized that we needed to build strong internal and external brand awareness. Fahrenheit took the time to get to know our business, our employees and our customers. They helped us develop a unified brand message, an exciting new visual identity, and a clear strategy for moving forward. The rebrand has been a huge success across the board—from employees to customers. It's revived our image as a fun, innovative, and user-friendly company. The message we're sending finally matches the way we see ourselves."

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—Gabriel F. Burczyk, CEO, WrapManager, Inc.