National Media Placement: Absolutely PR obtains "ink in Inc." Magazine for C I Host, Dallas-based web hosting firm, and its innovative "first human billboard" project.

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Denver's Absolutely Public Relations has placed C I Host in an Inc. Magazine (December 2003 issue) Priority Section piece on "Logos That Turn Heads" by Nicole Gull. C I Host, one of the world's largest web hosting companies, contracted September 1 for an Absolutely PR Awareness Consulting Package for the company and two Expert Status Awareness packages for CEO Christopher A. Faulkner. In addition to the Inc. Magazine item, Absolutely PR has recently gotten Faulkner quoted in two articles on the website. PLEASE NOTE: For all C I Host media inquiries or to request a printed media kit or media CD please contact D. Kent Pingel at 1.888.868.9931 ext. 7006 or

Colorado public relations consultant, Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, owner of Metro Denver's Absolutely Public Relations, announces that her consulting firm has placed C I Host in the December issue of Inc. Magazine - the Priority Section, page 30, headline: "Logos That Turn Heads." The magazine is on newsstands through December 29.

Inc. Magazine is accessible at The Priority Section piece was written by Nicole Gull and be accessed at this direct link:

According to Holben, services provided to C I Host included an awareness consulting package and two "Expert Status Awareness" consulting packages for CEO Christopher A. Faulkner. One expert package was focused on Faulkner's technology expertise and the other was focused on his marketing expertise.

Initially, Absolutely PR was intending to provide ongoing media relations consulting services for C I Host; however, a family emergency and other client obligations forced her to resign those day-to-day media relations consulting tasks. In addition to the Inc. placement, Holben also got Faulkner quoted in two articles: September 26 "Inside Windows Server 2003" at, and September 27 "Computer Viruses and Organized Crime: The Inside Story" at

"Upon contracting for the awareness packages, Faulkner targeted ten national publications that he wanted to achieve editorial placements in during the next year. Of course, Inc. Magazine was one of those. The placement happened amazingly quickly," Holben says.

Faulkner - who built the C I Host organization from scratch - has personally created and continues to employ some of the most well-crafted marketing programs for his web hosting company. He is known for absolute "unbridled" creativity in getting the C I Host brand before the public eye.

C I Host brought Howard Stern back to Dallas radio, put his company's name on the back of Evander Holyfield's boxing trunks, sponsored a NASCAR race car, held a contest to send the winner to the edge of space in a jet and put a 25-foot high Santa on the roof of his world headquarters building in Dallas. In April, he debuted the "world's first human billboard" highlighted in the December Inc. Magazine - a Chicago man with the C I Host logo and tagline tattooed on the back of his head.

The marketing envelope is meant to be pushed in Faulkner 's play book and he and his staff do just that on a daily basis. There are some 16,000 players in the web hosting field, and C I Host's innovative marketing effectively - and continuously - sets it apart from the competition.

C I Host has experienced a 690% growth rate in the last two years and was recently singled out as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Texas by Deloitte & Touche LLP. Customers now number more than 200,000 in 182 countries, and 2003 revenues are projected to exceed $45 million. This year the company expanded its Dallas and Los Angeles data centers, opened a new data center in Chicago and announced plans to open a London data center before yearend. C I Host also maintains offices in New York City and Baltimore.

Not surprisingly, C I Host consistently rates among the top 25 web host companies in the monthly rankings. Christopher Faulkner has proven that his creative (and sometimes provocative) marketing programs yield great results. While other web hosting companies are folding or drastically cutting back, C I Host is growing at a phenomenal rate. For more information, go to

Absolutely Public Relations has been in business since 1999. For more information about Absolutely Public Relations, go to Call Maggie Holben at 303-984-9801 or e-mail

PLEASE NOTE: For all C I Host media inquiries or to request a printed media kit or media CD please contact D. Kent Pingel at 1.888.868.9931 ext. 7006 or

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