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Atlanta Winter Storm Triggers Surge in Searches on Kudzu.com

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ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the snow and ice begins to thaw in Atlanta, locals are turning to Kudzu (http://www.kudzu.com/) in growing numbers for assistance with storm clean up.  Search volume has increased as much as 25 percent in service categories related to tree removal, roofing and auto repair.

During the winter storm, the combination of gusty winds and frozen precipitation made driving treacherous and sent trees crashing down onto houses all over Atlanta. The aftermath has homeowners searching for reliable local service providers who can help clean up debris, patch roofs and repair vehicle collision damage.

"As the community comes together in the wake of these winter storms, we're glad Kudzu can serve as a resource connecting homeowners to qualified service providers," said Fran Wills, General Manager of Kudzu. "We provide the information residents need to return their lives to normal as soon as possible."

About Kudzu.com:
Kudzu.com helps consumers evaluate local services and choose highly rated providers in their area. The website features detailed local business profiles, over four million consumer reviews, and thousands of money-saving deals in every major U.S. city. Kudzu.com is owned by Cox Search Inc., a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. For more information, please visit http://www.kudzu.com/.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps.  Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.  The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

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