Plus One Partners, a new sales consulting firm led by founder and managing partner Brian Baker, one of Triangle Business Journal’s 2010 40 under 40 winners, has signed 919 Marketing Company, one of the Triangle’s top full service marketing firms, as their public relations agency of record.

Baker worked in tandem with 919 during his four year tenure as VP of Sales for Raleigh’s Hosted Solutions and was impressed with the work 919 did prior to Hosted’s $142 million dollar acquisition in 2008. Baker pointed to that previous relationship as a primary reason he signed 919 as Plus One’s public relations partner.

‘When 919 Marketing came on, Hosted Solutions had just recently changed ownership and they had high expectations of the PR program ‘ 919 didn’t disappoint,’ said Baker. ‘919’s PR efforts helped us transform Hosted from a small, fledgling company struggling to make ends meet to one worthy of a multi-million dollar buyout. I know how much 919’s efforts helped contribute to that success and I am confident that their PR efforts will help merchandise Plus One’s success and, in turn, drive positive brand awareness. At the end of the day, it’s all about results, and I believe 919 will help my business grow quickly.’

This isn’t the first time 919 Marketing has partnered up with a new firm looking to expand their footprint. Outside of Hosted Solutions, 919 has also worked with companies like Rosetta Stone and Apex Analytix when they were small, entrepreneurial companies and helped their businesses grow exponentially. 919 Founder and CEO David Chapman believes Plus One is likely to become their next success story.

‘This is right in our sweet spot ‘ helping small companies get big, fast. We are excited to take the Plus One story to market,’ said Chapman. ‘Plus One Partners does an excellent job helping their clients quickly generate and close quality new business leads, and they have great content and a refreshing approach to sales that truly works for their clients.’

For more information on 919 Marketing, please visit www.919marketing.com.

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About 919 Marketing Company:
919 Marketing is a nationally recognized marketing, consulting and public relations firm with a proven track record of helping underdog companies of all sizes discover their competitive advantage and drive profitable business growth. Headquartered just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, 919 was founded over a decade ago by CEO David Chapman. 919 is an unconventional firm with an uncanny ability to develop winning marketing strategies for a roster of companies including The Rosetta Stone, Kerr Drug and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

919 marketing provides strategic planning, public relations, interactive marketing and creative development services ‘ each utilizing proven processes that have been refined and validated over hundreds of client engagements. For more information, visit www.919marketing.com.
About Plus One Partners:
Plus One Partners provides strategic, structural and management support to growing companies looking to expand, maximize and achieve their sales and marketing potential. With a unique approach focused on the development of fundamental practices plus implementation of a strong communication strategy, Plus One Partners maximizes market engagement through positive brand association and a proven process catered to meet the individual needs of each client. Plus One Partners offers CEOs and sales leaders with access to executive talent without the executive salary. For more information, visit www.plusonepartners.com.