Vocus Appoints Holly Paul as Chief Human Resources Officer

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Paul to lead Human Capital globally for thriving cloud marketing software company.

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I look forward to developing people strategies that support the tremendous growth and opportunities available at Vocus.

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud marketing software, announced Holly Paul joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Paul will draw upon her more than 18 years of experience in a variety of roles to lead Human Capital globally for Vocus, specifically focusing on talent management, talent acquisition, learning, development and compensation.

In her previous role at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paul developed award-winning recruitment programs to hire over 12,000 people a year and helped the company win a nationally recognized Great Place to Work accolade. A frequent speaker and subject matter expert on talent, human resource management and career related topics, Paul has been featured in numerous national publications, such as ABC News, FORTUNE, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, US News & World Report and CNNMoney.com.

“We are delighted to have Holly join us,” said Rick Rudman, Chief Executive Officer of Vocus. “She is a proven executive who has led human capital strategies and initiatives at scale. Her ability to help us attract and develop talent as a competitive advantage will be a huge asset to Vocus as we position to become the leader in cloud marketing software.”

Revenue growth at Vocus triggered a net increase of more than 400 employees in 2012. Paul’s enthusiasm and well-rounded expertise will help to continue this momentum.

“I am thrilled to join Vocus where the culture is vibrant, innovative and fun,” said Paul. “I look forward to developing people strategies that support the tremendous growth and opportunities available at Vocus.”

About Vocus
Vocus is a leading provider of cloud marketing software that helps businesses reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through media. Vocus provides an integrated suite that combines social marketing, search marketing, email marketing and publicity into a comprehensive solution to help businesses attract, engage and retain customers. Vocus software is used by more than 120,000 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Beltsville, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For further information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.

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