SOURCE: Brandimensions

September 20, 2007 09:00 ET

Brandimensions Chosen as One of Canada's Select "Companies-to-Watch" in the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

Canada's Most Prestigious Technology Award Program Celebrates a Decade of Technology Innovation, Growth and Entrepreneurial Spirit

TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Brandimensions Inc., the parent company to BrandIntel and BD-BrandProtect, today announced that it has won a coveted Companies-to-Watch Award, one of four separate awards categories that make up the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the pre-eminent technology awards program in Canada.

Companies-to-Watch Awards honour early-stage Canadian technology companies in business less than five years. These companies exemplify many of the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranked companies, which are judged using a longer track record.

"Companies-to-Watch award winners frequently go on to score high rankings in the Deloitte Fast 50 once they have a five-year track record," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Brandimensions has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship and this award recognizes its potential as a future leader in the Canadian technology industry."

Over the last decade, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program has tracked the successful growth of Canadian-grown global leaders such as Research in Motion (RIM), which has ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 every year since the program's inception in 1997.

"Brandimensions' selection as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Company-to-Watch is a testament to our technological excellence and our leadership position in the high-growth online market intelligence and online threat protection industries," said Bradley Silver, co-CEO of Brandimensions. "I credit not only the continuous innovation behind BrandIntel's and BD-BrandProtect's offerings to help customers address the changing needs of maintaining brand equity, but also our valued employees, who have executed seamlessly to capitalize on the opportunities that exist in our space."

The majority of Companies-to-Watch winners are potential global leaders in technology sectors that didn't even exist five years ago. To win the award, companies must display the kind of management expertise and superior technology that mark a successful early-stage company poised for continued growth. To qualify for the Companies-to-Watch Award, candidates must have been operating less than five years and have revenues less than $5 million. They must also be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.

About Brandimensions Inc.

Brandimensions is the parent company of BrandIntel, a market intelligence company that analyzes online consumer-created content to advance business decision-making, and BD-BrandProtect, an online threat protection company that empowers organizations to gain control over how they are represented online. With over 150 clients, both businesses are recognized in their respective sectors for transforming the way Fortune 1000 companies address brands' risks and opportunities due to the growth of the Internet. Brandimensions' mission is to leverage the combined power of technology and human analysis to make business strategy, sales/marketing and operations better, faster and more efficient. Brandimensions is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in the United States. For more information, visit www.brandintel.com and www.brandprotect.com.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program, which celebrates business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. The program features four distinct categories including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (honouring early-stage Canadian technology companies in business less than five years), Leadership Awards (Deloitte Technology Fast 50-ranked companies that demonstrate leadership in each of the four industry subcategories of emerging technologies, hardware, software, and telecommunications) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (honouring companies creating innovative and economically viable intellectual property in the burgeoning field of green technology). Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winners are automatically eligible for the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500 ranking. Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, CIBC World Markets, Stonewood Group, Behr & Associates, and CATAAlliance. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca or call 1-888-6FAST50.

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