SOURCE: JiWire

January 14, 2010 08:00 ET

JiWire Selected as OnMedia Top 100 Winner by AlwaysOn

Recognized for Creating New Opportunities in Marketing, Branding, Advertising, and Publishing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - JiWire, the leading mobile audience media company that reaches 20 million unique users per month through its Wi-Fi advertising channel, today announced that it has been chosen as one of the OnMedia Top 100 winners by AlwaysOn. Inclusion in the OnMedia Top 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. JiWire was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

JiWire and the OnMedia Top 100 Companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's OnMedia NYC on February 1st, 2010, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Additionally, Dave Courtney, JiWire's CEO, will be speaking at the event on the topic of "Mobile Ads & Apps -- What's Best for Content Owners and Brands?" on February 3rd.

This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations industries.

"Our view is that we are still moving up a very steep Internet innovation curve, which means the media world will continue to be radicalized," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "We congratulate the OnMedia 100 winners for their success in introducing the tools, services, and platforms that continue to disrupt the old ways of Madison Avenue for the benefit of marketers and content consumers alike."

The OnMedia 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

JiWire has built one of the largest location-based interactive advertising channels reaching 20 million unique users per month in over 30,000 premium locations such as cafés, hotels, airports and planes. By leveraging the context of a person's location, JiWire allows advertisers to uniquely identify, segment and target elusive audiences like business travelers, affluent families and tech enthusiasts with relevant messaging and innovative advertising programs.

A full list of all the OnMedia Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/34216

"It is exciting to be recognized for our innovative approach to helping blue-chip brands like Bing, Hyatt and CharlesSchwab engage with on-the-go audiences in the context of their physical location," said Dave Courtney, JiWire's CEO. "As consumer mobility transforms advertising, this will have a revolutionary effect on how brands reach their audiences through all kinds of devices, including laptops, smartphones and all other mobile devices. This makes 2010 an exciting year for both JiWire and the industry."

About JiWire

JiWire is the leading Mobile Audience Media company, delivering advertising across premier locations and devices. JiWire's breakthrough advertising medium enables marketers to reach an influential mobile demographic at the point of connection. JiWire's portfolio of blue-chip advertisers, combined with its market-proven delivery platform and registry of hotspot locations, enables wireless broadband networks and device manufacturers to leverage advertising as a currency for wireless Internet access. For more information, please visit www.jiwire.com or call (415) 877-4711.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network (alwayson.goingon.com). In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series empower readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers to spearhead the global innovation economy.

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