EY Selects Richard Howe, CEO of Inuvo, as Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Southwest region

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE American:INUV), a leading provider of artificial intelligence for advertising that serves partners, brands and agencies, today announced that EY has selected President & CEO, Richard Howe, as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year ® 2018 Award in the Southwest region.

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and their businesses who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Richard Howe was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Richard Howe commented, “This award is a testament to the dedication, perseverance, and excellence of the team we have in place at Inuvo. Our beginnings were atypical and in the early days dire, so to have come from that to an $80M annual business with industry leading artificial intelligence speaks volumes about our people. This is their award.”

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Entrepreneur of The Year®
Entrepreneur of the Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the 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 awards program of its kind, 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 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eon

About Inuvo, Inc. 
Inuvo®, Inc. (NYSE American:INUV) is a market leader in intelligent advertising, aligning brands with appropriate content and consumer intent.  The artificial intelligence within our patented IntentKeyTM leverages contextually-based machine learning that mirrors the manner in which the human brain can instantly associate ideas, emotions, places, people and objects.  Inuvo harnesses this power by delivering high performing campaigns reaching audiences that would typically be missed. To learn more about Inuvo, please visit www.inuvo.com or download our app for Apple iPhone or for Android.

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Company Contact:
Inuvo, Inc.
Wally Ruiz, Chief Financial Officer
501-205-8397
wallace.ruiz@inuvo.com 

Investor Contact:
KCSA Strategic Communications
Valter Pinto, Managing Director
212-896-1254
Valter@kcsa.com

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