For the third consecutive year, MARS is proud to be recognized as a woman-owned and operated business.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MARS Advertising Inc., a leading international shopper marketing agency, has received national re-certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the WBENC for the third year running and look forward to the continued opportunities this certification will bring to the MARS team,” said Marilyn Barnett, founder and chairman of MARS.

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification procedure is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

“MARS Advertising shines among the 11,500 women business owners certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council,” said Michelle Richards, WBEC – Great Lakes president. “Great Lakes is proud to have MARS Advertising, Inc. as one of our certified women business owners.”

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

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About MARS Advertising Inc.
Founded in 1972, MARS Advertising Inc., is an international shopper marketing agency with over 40 years of experience and a proven track record of profoundly impacting the growth of brands through bold thinking, big ideas and actions that drive sustainable, profitable growth for clients. Known for driving shopper consumption and creating a change in consumer behavior, MARS has been named the number one rated shopper marketing agency, five of the past six years, according to The Hub Magazine. MARS has 11 office locations throughout North America and the United Kingdom with more than 300 employees.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

Jennifer Graybeal
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