SOURCE: New Media Strategies

August 25, 2006 10:49 ET

Web 2.0 Company Makes Third Straight Appearance on Inc. Magazine's List of Fastest Growing Companies in America

New Media Strategies Among Elite Group of 13 Percent of Companies Listed More Than Two Consecutive Years

ARLINGTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2006 -- New Media Strategies (NMS), the industry pioneer and market leader in Online Market Intelligence, Brand Promotion and Brand Protection services for the Web 2.0 environment, today announced that, for the third straight year, the company has been named to Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

"The saying goes that 'three times is a charm,' and without a doubt NMS is both charmed and honored to be featured a third time as an Inc. 500 company," said New Media Strategies CEO Pete Snyder. "Our ongoing recognition from Inc. Magazine further reinforces our seven-year history of rapid growth and innovation. We are also proud to be one of the first companies from the Web 2.0 sector to make the Inc. 500 ranking."

In 1999, New Media Strategies pioneered the industry of online word-of-mouth marketing and has provided leading brands and corporations with actionable online intelligence and online brand promotion and protection ever since.

The 2006 Inc. 500, as revealed in the September issue of Inc., honored the most robust list of companies the magazine has ever compiled, with aggregate revenue of $19.7 billion, up from $16.5 billion last year and $12.9 billion in 2000. Most important, the 2006 Inc. 500 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 90,000 jobs since those companies were founded.

"If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones coming up with solutions to some of our most intractable ills, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."

About New Media Strategies

New Media Strategies pioneered the Online Brand Promotion and Protection industry. An Online Market Intelligence and Word of Mouth marketing firm, NMS uses the power of the Internet to give clients and their brands a competitive advantage online, while safeguarding their products and services from the effects of negative perceptions and attacks. Working closely with many of the world's leading corporations, NMS serves as the "eyes, ears, and voice" online for some of the biggest and best known brands. Leading companies and organizations such as American Airlines, Dreamworks, HBO, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NBC and USA Network all use NMS to add value to their brands and guard their bottom lines. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, NMS was founded by former pollster Pete Snyder, who also serves as CEO. NMS has been featured in the two most recent editions of Washingtonian Magazine's "50 Great Places to Work," and has also been named one of the "Fastest Growing Companies in America" by Inc. Magazine for the past three years. To learn more, visit www.newmediastrategies.net.

About Inc. Magazine

Inc., the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. It provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Inc. is also the only publication that focuses on small to medium-size businesses, responsible for more than half the nation's gross domestic product and 70% of its new jobs. And Inc. looks beyond work to address the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Inc., a Mansueto Ventures LLC publication, inspires and informs, with cutting-edge coverage that reflects our readers' energy, brashness, and imagination.

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