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NST Adds Five New Partners

NST Expands Reach Through Addition of Worldcom Partners

Expanding the firms national and international reach, San Diego-based Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Inc. is announcing the addition of four new Worldcom Public Relations Group partners in the United States and one new partner in Germany.

The public relations firms joining Worldcom Group as partners include Corporate Ink, Boston; Hermanoff & Associates, Detroit; PetersGroup Public Relations, Austin, Texas; Schneider Associates, Boston; and komm.passion, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, with offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

Our Worldcom partnership allows NST to bring additional national and international reach to every one of our clients when they need it, said Bill Trumpfheller, president of NST. As a result, our clients have access to the power and resources of an international firm, but with the personal service, efficiency and responsiveness of a local agency. For our clients, its the best of both worlds.

Corporate Ink works with innovative start-up and established companies to create new markets and build awareness that drives business growth. The company is known for its strategic guidance and expertise in technology, media relations and analyst relations.

Hermanoff & Associates specializes in branding with emphasis in health care, transportation, consumer and hospitality public relations. The firm also provides its clients with corporate strategic planning and implementation, crisis and reputation management, special events, graphic design, and media and community relations.

PetersGroup Public Relations focuses on projects that range from media relations and business intelligence to research and positioning strategies, and provides solutions to technology companies. The agency combines broad public relations, corporate experience and its personal approach to business in order to achieve client success.

Schneider Associates uses a blend of creativity, strategy and implementation to develop highly successful national, regional and local communications programs in a wide range of industries. With demonstrated expertise in launching new products and re-launching iconic products, Schneider Associates celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2005. Among its capabilities are product and services launches, corporate communications, public affairs and special events. The firm has recently begun a study of best practices in business-to-business product launch in conjunction with Babson College Research Center for Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship.

komm.passion, named the 2005 Agency of the Year in Germany by Haymarket Media, specializes in change and identity, crisis communication, business-to-business and consumer campaigns, events, corporate communications, and media relations. komm.passion employs approximately 100 communication specialists, including leading experts in the fields of financial communications, brand and product PR, health communications, and public affairs.

About Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, Inc.
Building on a proprietary Relationship Branding process and an issue-driven behavioral approach to public relations, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is a firm with deep local ties and international reach. With 32 years in San Diego, NST offers influential ties to the opinion leaders in the region. As a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, NST has more than 100 agency partners across the United States, as well as 32 countries worldwide on six continents. The firm specializes in branding, public relations, strategic planning, e-communication, product launches, crisis communication, issues management, promotions, special events and marketing communications for local, regional and national clients.

About Worldcom Public Relations Group
Worldcom Public Relations Group is the worlds leading network of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with some 100 offices in 133 cities worldwide. Established in 1988, it was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent public relations firms could serve national, international and multi-national clients while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies.

Through Worldcom Group, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic arenas in which they operate.

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