Vocus Wins 2011 Corporate Philanthropy Award

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Vocus ranks 6th in the top 25 finalists for the Washington Business Journal’s annual award for most volunteer hours

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At Vocus, we believe that volunteer work and charitable giving are vital parts of the success of our company.

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software, has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top 25 Corporate Philanthropists for most volunteer hours in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The Washington Business Journal recognized the metro-area’s top corporate philanthropists Thursday at the 13th Corporate Philanthropy Awards event in Washington, D.C. Other companies in the Top 25 for most volunteer hours included Marriott International, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte and Pepco.

With approximately 430 employees in the metro area, Vocus volunteered more than 28,000 hours of service to the DC metropolitan area in 2010 and ranked number 6 among the top 25 in their category.

“At Vocus, we believe that volunteer work and charitable giving are vital parts of the success of our company. We are thrilled to help our community and are privileged to be recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top corporate philanthropists. We are proud of Vocus employees for the generous giving of their time to help others,” said Rick Rudman, CEO of Vocus and longtime advocate for community involvement.

Vocus’ company initiative around community involvement is appropriately titled “It’s Not All About You.” This initiative encourages employees to give back to the communities in which they live and work. Charities are chosen by employees, offering a wide range of opportunities to fit a variety of interests and time commitments. Over the years, Vocus has participated in causes such as Golf for Hope for Brain Cancer Research, the Howard County Autism Society Annual Pieces of the Puzzle Gala and the Butch Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament. Other charities Vocus has worked with include: American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Capital Area Food Bank and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, among many others.

The Washington Business Journal honors the region's most active and inspirational companies and CEOs who have made a difference in their communities through both financial and volunteer philanthropic work.

About Vocus:
Vocus (Nasdaq: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software that helps organizations of all sizes reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through the media. Vocus provides an earned marketing platform for social media marketing, content distribution and public relations to help customers generate awareness and increase sales in today’s customer-led buying cycle. Vocus is used by more than 30,000 organizations worldwide in seven languages. For more information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.

For more information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.

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