SOURCE: BrandIntel

January 18, 2007 08:00 ET

BrandIntel Selected by AlwaysOn Media as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner

Company to Participate on Web Analytics Panel at AO Media Summit

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 18, 2007 -- BrandIntel, a leader in consumer and market intelligence solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn Media as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. The AO Media 100 is a power list of the top private digital media companies. BrandIntel was hand-picked by the AO Media editorial team based on a set of five criteria -- innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

BrandIntel and the AO Media 100 will be honored at the AO Media executive summit on January 29-31 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The summit will focus on the forces that are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations. The event will also showcase top innovative private companies that are changing the way media is created, distributed and consumed.

John Cummings, vice president of BrandIntel, will also be participating in a Web analytics panel at the AO Media summit on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 am. The panel will discuss how Web analytics (including the measurement of consumer opinion and discussion volume) can be a competitive advantage and help drive critical business decisions.

"Being selected by AlwaysOn for the Media 100 is further validation of BrandIntel's unique ability to combine technology with human analysis to provide customers with real-time consumer market intelligence," said Bradley Silver, president, BrandIntel. "Our process ensures that the research is focused on our clients' objectives -- targeting the right conversations at the right time so that brand holders can improve their decision-making."

"The AO Media 100 are creating new revenue opportunities in the more than $16.4 billion online advertising market by disrupting traditional media and advertising models," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor in chief of AlwaysOn. "They are innovating by applying game-changing technology to key sectors including user-generated content, technology-enablers, mobile marketing, community platforms, Web analytics, and online advertising services."

BrandIntel translates online consumer-created content into reliable data and analysis -- enabling the world's leading companies to advance the science of their decision-making. BrandIntel's highly customizable solutions and patent-pending process combines human insight with award-winning technology to help companies uncover new market opportunities, better understand and communicate with customers and validate critical business decisions.

A full list of all the AO Media 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://www.alwayson.goingon.com/

About AO Media 2007: January 29-31 @ The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NYC

AlwaysOn Media is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment. 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. At AlwaysOn Media, our editors will also honor the AO Media 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Media 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

About BrandIntel (www.brandintel.com)

BrandIntel, a Brandimensions Inc. company, translates consumer-created content about brands, products and services into reliable data that helps companies advance the science of decision-making. BrandIntel's patent-pending process combines award-winning technology with human insight, resulting in the most reliable data in the industry. BrandIntel solutions help companies validate critical business decisions, uncover new opportunities for value creation and get closer to their customers. BrandIntel works with Fortune 1000 companies and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in the United States.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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