April 23, 2010

M2 Media Group Co-Founders Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Semi-Finalists

Co-Founders Selected as Semi-Finalists from Nearly 80 Nominations by a Panel of Independent Judges

Stamford, CT, April 23, 2010 - M2 Media Group today announced that Michael Borchetta and Michael Frank, the company’s co-founders, have been selected as semi-finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Metro New York area. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Borchetta, CEO of M2, and Mr. Frank, President of M2, were selected as semi-finalists from nearly 80 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis, Time Square, New York.

“Entrepreneurship and the growth of small business is a vital part of our economy, and it is an honor to be recognized in this area by such a prestigious organization,” said Michael Borchetta when he learned of the nomination. “This award is really a testament to M2’s talented group of employees, who share our passion and entrepreneurial spirit,” added Michael Frank. The awards follow several years of high growth for the company, which has become established as a leader in the magazine publishing agency arena.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In Metro New York sponsors include HSBC, Scherzer International, Vintage Filings, Curran & Connors, Solomon Edwards Group, LLC, WilmerHale and WithumSmith+Brown.

About M2 Media Group
M2 Media Group is a leading magazine subscription
agency that enables online retailers and reward programs to sell and provide magazine subscriptions to customers through its integrated e-commerce platform. M2 also owns and operates several leading magazine services, including Blue Dolphin, an online magazine retailer, and Mercury Magazines, one of the largest online distributors of business and trade publications.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.