NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 2008--NASDAQ: KNOT, a leading
lifestage media company, today announced that David Liu, CEO received
the Metro New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008
Award in the E-Services category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the
award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and
leading dynamic, growing businesses. Liu was selected by an
independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala
event at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York on Thursday June
"I am thrilled and honored to receive this award from Ernst &
Young and to be recognized among such an accomplished and diverse
group of fellow entrepreneurs," said David Liu, CEO of The Knot Inc.
"I share this award with the incredibly talented employees at The
Knot, who every day contribute the creative energy and continued
innovation that has established The Knot Inc. as a leader in the
digital media category."
The Knot Inc. is a cross-platform lifestage media company that
helps couples access information, products and services as they
journey through the emotionally powerful lifestages of engagement,
newlywed nesting and first-time pregnancy.
Under the guidance of David Liu, the company's flagship brand, The
Knot, has become the most comprehensive wedding resource both on - and
offline, attracting the largest audience of engaged couples in the
world. With brand extensions in books, print magazines, merchandise
and television, the company's cross-platform strategy attracts
consumers in all forms of media. Newlywed brand, The Nest, and
first-time parenting resources, The Bump and LilaGuide, are designed
to provide the same quality of information and resources to this
audience after their wedding day as they consider the major purchase
decisions that accompany building a home and planning for a child.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their
22nd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have
demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial
performance and personal commitment to their businesses and
"Ernst & Young is pleased to honor outstanding business leaders"
said Joseph Capparelli, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program
Director for Metro New York". "Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year
award build leading businesses and contribute a great deal to the
communities around them. Their success helps our area grow stronger."
As a Metro New York award winner, Liu is now eligible for
consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008
national program. Award winners in several national categories, as
well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm
Springs, California on November 15, 2008. The awards are the
culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the
nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The
Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
and SAP America as national sponsors. In the Metro New York Area,
local sponsors include Platinum Sponsors HSBC, Marsh and Russell
Reynolds Associates; Gold Sponsors Curran & Connors and Scherzer
International and Silver Sponsors Bowne, WilmerHale and Withum Smith +
About The Knot Inc.
The Knot, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com), is a leading
lifestage media company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is
the nation's leading wedding resource, reaching well over a million
engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com.
Other products from The Knot include The Knot national and local
magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and Chronicle)
and television programming bearing The Knot name (aired on the Style
and Comcast Networks). The Company also owns WeddingChannel.com, the
most visited wedding gift registry website. The Company's brand, The
Nest focuses on the newlywed-to-pregnancy lifestage, with the popular
lifestyle website TheNest.com, a home decor book series with Clarkson
Potter, The Nest magazine and baby offshoot The Bump and LilaGuide.
Also under The Knot, Inc. umbrella are WeddingTracker.com;
GiftRegistryLocator.com; party planning site PartySpot.com;
teen-oriented PromSpot.com; and local baby services and community site
LilaGuide.com. The Knot, Inc. is based in New York and has several
other offices across the country.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most
prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a
difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial
activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of
people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and
achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind,
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are
building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses,
recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs
in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction
and advisory services. Worldwide, our 130,000 people are united by our
shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a
difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider
communities achieve potential.
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Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal
entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by
guarantee, does not provide services to clients.
This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a member
firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.
CONTACT: The Knot Inc.
Melissa Bauer, 212-219-8555 ext 1020
Sr. PR Manager
SOURCE: The Knot, Inc.