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Press Release Source: TrueLink

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030728/285084_1.html

TrueCredit Helps Consumers Prepare for Life's Hurdles
Monday July 28, 9:09 am ET
Launching Television Advertising Campaign


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2003--As part of an aggressive growth strategy, TrueCredit -- a leading provider of consumer credit management services -- is teaming with Chicago-based agency TargetCom to develop its first television advertising campaign. Testing nationally this summer, the campaign will promote TrueCredit's signature 3-in-1 Credit Report and the theme "Manage your credit. Manage your life."
Directed by Jeth Weinrich -- well known for his advertisements as well as music videos -- the commercials depict a blindfolded runner stumbling over hurdles and then removing the blindfold as a metaphor for the importance of checking one's credit before major purchases. TrueCredit's information-based credit products and services are designed to empower consumers to understand their credit worthiness and to use that knowledge to balance debts, lower interest rates and guard against identity theft. TrueCredit is the consumer credit information Web site for TrueLink.

"Consumer interest in credit issues has surged to the level where there is a broad market for these services. People are clamoring to learn about their credit," said Jan L. Davis, President of TrueLink. "We are excited to expand on our commitment to consumer education by bringing our services to a wider audience."

The campaign was filmed in Vancouver by Radke Films, a Canadian production company with over 11 years of experience in the television advertising industry. The commercials are being scored by award-winning composer, Mike Pendowski. Callie Coburn is the producer and Tim Claffey created the spots and is heading the TargetCom team.

TargetCom is the leading control-busting direct response agency. From offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia, TargetCom provides full-service relationship and brand-building marketing support for a variety of Fortune 100 brands. Founded in 1988, today TargetCom's client roster includes companies like Sears, Discover Card and Cancer Treatment Centers of America and posts capitalized billings of more than $100 million annually.

Founded in 1995, TrueLink is led by a team of seasoned professionals with expertise in consumer credit, banking, lending and related financial services. Majority owned by TransUnion, TrueLink develops and markets credit information-based products and services that deliver value to both consumers and the nation's largest financial institutions. The company's family of consumer information Web sites includes www.TrueCredit.com, www.FreeCreditProfile.com and www.KnowYourLoanRate.com. Online Banking Report named TrueLink "Best of the Web" for credit monitoring and identity protection services. TrueLink operates out of Chicago, IL, New York, NY and San Luis Obispo, CA.



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