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For Immediate Release

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Media Out Loud, LLC
Eric Carlyle, Publisher/CEO

Media Out Loud, LLC Chosen as One of Five Finalists for PlanetOut, Inc. 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year

Tempe, Arizona—September 12, 2007— Media Out Loud, LLC, publisher of Sports Out Loud Magazine, has been chosen as one of five finalists in PlanetOut, Inc.’s 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. PlanetOut Inc. is the leading global media and entertainment company serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community exclusively. Selected from a slew of applicants, finalists were chosen based on application essays detailing how their start-up business serves the LGBT community in a meaningful and on-going way.

Sports Outload Magazine cover "We are very honored by PlanetOut’s recognition and thrilled to be in the company of four other outstanding organizations that have been named as finalists in this prestigious contest," said Eric Carlyle, CEO and Publisher. When asked what Sports Out Loud Magazine is all about, Carlyle characterizes it as "Men’s Health meets Sports Illustrated with just a hint of The Advocate thrown in," He says, "We hope to serve a healthy dose of sports and fun for both the gay sports fan and the gay athlete."

Creating Sports Out Loud has been a labor of love for Carlyle and his business partner, David Riach. Their winning application essay is really the story of how two ordinary people and amateur athletes created a new sports magazine to fill an underserved niche in the LGBT community (it can be read in full by going to the Play-by-Play section of our website). According to Riach, General Manager and Publisher, "Since the mainstream media does not give the same attention to gay and lesbian athletes as it does to straight athletes, we decided to create a magazine that would highlight these individuals and their accomplishments."

This unanticipated honor has created an increased demand for Sports Out Loud. According to Carlyle, as a result of this amazing and unexpected exposure, the magazine is offering celebratory rates to new advertising partners as shown below:

1/8 Market Page Ad $89.00 (Regular $370.00)
¼ Page Ad $189.00 (Regular $900.00)
½ Page Ad $289.00 (Regular $1600.00)
Full Page Ad $489.00 (Regular $2600.00)
Premium Placement Full Page $689.00 (Regular $3150.00)
Additional information regarding Sports Out Loud can be found in their media kit at: http://www.sportsoutloud.com/SOL_MediaKit_8.07.pdf

For additional information, please contact Paul Piper, Director, Sales & Marketing 480.212.1863 or ppiper@sportsoutloud.com.

Media Out Loud, was created in 2006 by Eric Carlyle and David Riach. Born out of a desire to work together and incorporate their love for sports, Media Out Loud, LLC is dedicated to giving back to the community that has opened their arms to its first publication, Sports Out Loud.

Sports Out Loud offers the gay community the latest, best and most comprehensive sports information both locally and globally. We connect and inspire our readership to get involved and participate in the sports scene.


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