[HOUSTON] November 15, 2014 The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), a non-profit organization composed of 188 affiliated national federations worldwide, and Harris County Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA) have partnered up with Houston-based marketing firm Signet Interactive to strengthen the international organization’s online marketing efforts.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized IWF as the sole controlling body for international weightlifting. Signet Interactive and HCHSA make up the Houston local organizing committee for the 2015 event, which will take place Nov. 20-28, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This event has not taken place in the United States in 40 years.

An estimated 900 competitors from more than 188 affiliated national federations and all five Olympic continents are expected to participate in this IOC sanctioned qualifying event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.

"We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization. Our team is incredibly passionate about helping our clients like Joy Yoga Center achieve success. We are especially excited about this nomination and the dedication to excellence that it represents," said Chris Mulgrew, president and chief strategy officer of Signet Interactive.

As an award-winning agency, Signet Interactive is one of Houston’s fastest growing digital marketing firms. Using their VeloCiti Program, the agency helps companies engage with consumers through compelling content, visual storytelling and effortless usability, all while maintaining brand consistency across multiple channels.

“HCHSA, USA Weightlifting and the International Weightlifting Federation have an incredibly rich story to tell as part of the Road to Rio in 2016,” said Jeff James, chief creative officer at Signet Interactive. “Our diverse team of specialists at Signet Interactive continues to prove our commitment to bold, brave ideas. We look forward to working with HCHSA in developing the roadmap to elevate and promote this exciting, hallmark event for Houston.”

To purchase tickets to IWF World Weightlifting Championship in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, please visit www.houstoniwf2015.com/tickets.

About Signet Interactive, LLC

Signet Interactive was established in 2011 as a full-service outsourced marketing and business process firm that bridges the interactive, social and traditional mediums. Signet's services include strategy and message consulting combined with integrated channel communications and branding to achieve marketing and sales convergence. Signet's proprietary marketing systems, The VeloCiti Program and The OptiCiti Program, help clients get control of their online and offline messaging by focusing on website and other content publishing in order to maintain relevancy in the major search engines. For information and updates, visit signetinteractive.com.