Articulon Adds Senior Account Manager

Raleigh, NC, June 13, 2007 --( Cindy Stranad, principal of Articulon, a Raleigh-based boutique branding and public relations firm, announces today the appointment of Michael Gauss as senior account manager. In this role, Gauss is responsible for leadership of existing accounts and will contribute to new business development. Gauss joins the firm with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and client service across multiple industries.

Throughout his career, Gauss has managed new invention institutional sales, served as director of client relations with a Triangle-area construction materials firm and directed hospitality and organizational logistics for several Fortune 500 companies. Early in his career, Gauss served as campaign manager for a state senate candidate in Wisconsin.

“With our expanded client base in the first half of 2007, Mike is a tremendous asset to the firm,” says Stranad. “Our clients represent hospitality, B2B and retail accounts. His scope of marketing knowledge in these industries adds instant credibility.”

Gauss currently serves on RTI’s community advisory board and the City of Raleigh’s Human Relations Commission/Mayor’s Unity Breakfast. He is also the co-coordinator of the international program of disability accessibility for Metropolitan Community Churches, chair of the Board of Trustees for his local church and is a team leader in the development of Triangle Metro Health, a health care clinic focusing on those at risk and infected with HIV/Aids.

About Articulon:
Based in Raleigh, Articulon serves as a boutique branding communications, design and public relations firm dedicated to putting a voice to the value of small- to mid-sized companies. Inspired to gain results, Articulon helps clients to break through the abundance of noise with a brand and a focused message that creates a connection with an audience. Far beyond traditional, Articulon’s client campaigns are characterized by their responsiveness, creativity and commercial intelligence. Work has been completed for emerging brands and Fortune 500 organizations including: AKC, Panera Bread, The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina, HumanCentric Technologies, Sustainable North Carolina, McDonald’s Corporation and Saks Fifth Ave. Visit or call (919) 232-5008.

Cindy Stranad