(Coventry, RI; Indian Trail, NC) – August 26, 2013:Stogie Geeks and Cigar Coop are announcing they are entering into a collaborative partnership. The agreement will unite the world of cigar podcasting with the world of cigar journalism.

StogieGeeks is a brand that focuses on podcasting, Internet TV, videos, and cigar reviews. It was founded in 2011 by Paul Asadoorian and Tim Mugherini. At the center of the brand is an industry-leading weekly podcast that features smokes of the week, round-table cigar topics, and guest appearances by personalities in the cigar industry. Each podcast features in-depth reviews of the cigars discussed on the show to address the age-old cigar smokers question “What’s new?”.

CigarCoop was founded in 2010 by William Cooper. In the past three years, Cigar Coop has evolved into a 365 day a year cigar media website featuring cigar news, cigar reviews, feature stories, and conversations with cigar industry personalities. Will’s goal is to publish content related to cigars and the cigar industry on a daily basis.

Under the agreement, both the Stogie Geeks and Cigar Coop brands will be preserved. Further cross- ollaboration between the two cigar media entities is coming, with plan maturing in early 2014. William Cooper will continue participating in the weekly Stogie Geeks podcast and sharing content on the StogieGeeks.com web site. Stogie Geeks and Cigar Coop content will be accessible on each other’s web sites. The partnership between the two entities will grow stronger over time, with the goal to become the leading enterprise in the world of cigar media.

“I’ve been a huge fan of the cigar-coop.com web site for quite some time, and was impressed by Will’s dedication and ability to produce daily content.” Said Paul Asadoorian, who founded the 4-time award-winning PaulDotCom Security Weekly Podcast in 2005. “In my experience, content is king. By combining forces we have outstanding content being produced in several different mediums, which has always been one of my measurements of success for Internet media. Will and I very quickly learned we are on the same page on so many things (even our taste in cigars!) and I’m looking forward to all of the great things we have planned”.

“I’m thrilled to be entering into a collaboration with Paul and his team at Stogie Geeks. I have been a long-time fan of the Stogie Geeks podcast. I was absolutely thrilled when I was invited to be a contributor to the show. As we started to work together, it became clear we share a similar vision for the cigar industry and the approach that cigar media should take. This association will allow us to combine our strengths in podcasting, video, and cigar journalism and become an even stronger entity in the world of cigar media. At the same time, we both have two well-established brands that cigar enthusiasts identify with, and we want to make sure they are preserved going forward. Paul’s deep experience in the world of podcasting makes this a great fit for Cigar Coop. I look forward to continuing to evolve a synergy with his brand,” says Cigar Coop Founder William Cooper.

The collaborative effort is effective immediately and further activities around the partnership will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

For more information, visit the www.cigar-coop.com web site and the www.stogiegeeks.com
web site.