GREEN BAY, Wis., September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) today announced that it has named Colle+McVoy as advertising agency of record following a competitive review.

Christopher Piotrowski, chief marketing officer for Associated Bank

"Our selection of Colle+McVoy as a strategic partner results from the agency's deep-seated understanding of the customer and the customer experience, both in the consumer and business-to-business sectors," said Christopher Piotrowski, chief marketing officer for Associated Bank. "We have an enterprise-wide commitment to creating for our customers a positive banking experience that is without equal. Colle+McVoy understands that mission and has the demonstrated brand-building expertise to help us reach that level of performance."

Colle+McVoy CEO Christine Fruechte said, "This is an exciting time for Associated Bank, and we see tremendous opportunity in connecting with both consumer and business audiences in new and differentiating ways."

Colle+McVoy was selected to partner with Associated on creative, media planning and buying, social media, and brand activation.

"The agency's extensive range of services permits us to consolidate from four marketing support organizations to one. That helps to ensure powerful and consistent strategies and messaging, together with more focused expenditures," Piotrowski said.

Colle+McVoy recently announced new partnerships with Bellisio Foods and Regency Beauty Institute. The agency has experienced nine years of consecutive growth, in part as a result, of new assignments with existing clients, including Land O'Lakes, Indian Motorcycle, General Mills and Caribou Coffee.

About Associated Banc-Corp

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $26 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.

About Colle+McVoy

Colle+McVoy is an inventive, full-service agency that excels at modernizing brands. We believe creativity can transform business problems into human solutions. We drive growth for diverse client partners, such as Caribou Coffee, CHS, DuPont, Explore Minnesota Tourism, General Mills, Indian Motorcycle, Kozy Shack, Land O'Lakes, Nestle Purina, Novartis and USA Swimming, among others. Based in Minneapolis, Colle+McVoy is a member of the MDC Partners network and has been named a Best Place to Work by Outside magazine, Advertising Age and the Star Tribune. For more information, visit www.collemcvoy.com, www.facebook.com/collemcvoy, or follow on Twitter @collemcvoy.

Contact:
Cliff Bowers
SVP/Director of Public Relations
920-491-7542
Clifford.bowers@associatedbank.com

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