SOURCE: Cymfony, Inc.

January 19, 2007 09:00 ET

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

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology

WATERTOWN, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 19, 2007 -- Cymfony, a market influence analytics company, 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. Cymfony was handpicked by the AO Media editorial team based on a set of five criteria -- innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

Cymfony and the AO Media 100 will be honored at the AO Media executive summit 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 the digital era, showcasing top innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media is created, distributed and consumed.

The AO Media 100 was selected from over a 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO Media 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development

Cymfony is the innovator in market influence analytics scanning and interpreting the millions of voices at the intersection of consumer-generated and traditional media to determine the people, issues and trends impacting business -- at the speed of the market.

"We scoured hundreds of applications we received to vote on the top emerging private technology companies," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "Selected are the companies we think are demonstrating significant market traction or pursuing game-changing technology. We expect these organizations to have a big impact for both New York and Silicon Valley."

"The continued rise of consumer-generated content and social networking communities like AlwaysOn represents a dynamic shift in the marketer/consumer relationship," said Andrew Bernstein, chief executive officer of Cymfony. "This shift drove record growth and recognition for our business in the last year. We are honored that such an influential social network community like AlwaysOn recognizes Cymfony as a leader in helping companies harness these changes."

A full list of all the AO Media 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/8813

About Cymfony, Inc.

Cymfony is the innovator in combining traditional and social media research and analysis, helping organizations extract insights into consumer behaviors and emerging market trends by monitoring, measuring and analyzing consumer generated and traditional media. Combining a powerful automated analysis with expert human interpretation, Cymfony provides products and services that deliver intelligence on consumer preferences, competitor strengths and weaknesses, and other information critical to a company's reputation, brands, products and employees. Cymfony works with marketing, research and PR professionals worldwide in industries including automotive, healthcare, technology, consumer packaged goods, and financial services. Cymfony offers a range of packaged services that address areas such as social media strategy, consumer opinions and trends, customer satisfaction, PR measurement, and reputation management.

About OnHollywood 2006: May 2-4 @ The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

AlwaysOn Hollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. 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 video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries.

At AlwaysOn Hollywood, our editors will also honor the AO Hollywood 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Hollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

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.

Contact Information

  • Cymfony
    Brian Cavoli
    617-673-6023
    Email Contact

    For AO Media
    Edelman

    Renee Edelman
    212.704.8249
    Leslie Nakajima
    650.762.2940