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Publication date 5/25/16

Fluent, LLC, an IDI company (NYSE MKT:IDI) and an industry leader in people-based digital marketing and customer acquisition, today announced that its CEO, Ryan Schulke, and President, Matt Conlin, are finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the New York Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Schulke and Mr. Conlin were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 22, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis.

“Being named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the latest milestone in what has been an incredible year for Fluent,” said Mr. Schulke. “Our dedicated team has pushed the boundaries of people-based advertising, setting the stage for even more explosive growth in the future.”

“As always, we want to thank our amazing team at Fluent for making it possible for Ryan and me to be named finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year,” said Mr. Conlin. “We hope to bring home the award for each team member who brought us this far.”

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.