Fluent, Inc. Announces Signing of Definitive Agreement to Acquire AdParlor

The acquisition will expand Fluent’s Managed Media Buying, Creative Services, and Campaign Execution Platform

NEW YORK, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLNT), a leading data-driven performance marketing company today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of AdParlor Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, “AdParlor”), a digital advertising solution for social media buying.

“I am thrilled to welcome Evan Conway and the AdParlor team,” said Ryan Schulke, CEO of Fluent. “The combination of their high-touch approach to managing digital strategies with tech-enabled media buying and our scalable, first-party, self-declared data asset creates a unique value proposition for performance-focused and growth-minded brands.”

With the addition of AdParlor, Fluent will expand its performance-based marketing capabilities into the broader digital ecosystem. AdParlor’s expertise in developing social media strategy, planning, and buying will enable Fluent to extend its reach into alternative digital channels beyond its portfolio of websites. AdParlor also provides additional client service experience and product capabilities, as well as personalized creative design and testing across channels, to drive actionable insights.

“We have worked hard to build a team and a company that specializes in delivering performance for our customers on social networks, and we are excited to be joining the Fluent family,” said Evan Conway, CEO of AdParlor. “Our customer-focused approach will be enhanced by leveraging Fluent’s proprietary technology and resources, allowing us to provide more value across social channels, and leverage greater personalization and measurement capabilities.”

Fluent and AdParlor, together, create a new approach to blending media buying with tailored program design and execution, resulting in measurable outcomes for their clients.

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About Fluent, Inc.
Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLNT) is a leading performance marketing company with an expertise in creating meaningful connections between consumers and brands. Leveraging our proprietary first-party data asset of opted-in consumer profiles, Fluent, Inc. drives intelligent growth strategies that deliver superior outcomes. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in New York City.

About AdParlor
Founded in 2008, AdParlor is uniquely positioned at the intersection of media buying and creative. AdParlor’s 10+ year reputation and high-touch approach to managing digital strategies with a best-in-class, tech-enabled media buying team drives success for performance-focused clients. AdParlor maintains strategic partnerships with the leading social networking platforms. For more information, visit http://www.adparlor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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