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August 21, 2013 13:19 ET

Inc. Magazine Unveils 32nd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- the Inc. 500

Three-Year Sales Growth of 1,028.2% Propels AdColony Into Exclusive 2013 Inc. 500 List

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - Inc. magazine ranked AdColony in the Top 500 of its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs. AdColony join companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

AdColony CEO Will Kassoy credits huge increases in daily time spent with mobile media and strong advertiser interest in reaching these consumers for the company's extraordinary revenue growth. "Mobile and video combine the two biggest secular trends in media and advertising. For our advertiser clients, we are providing global reach with the ability to deliver a very personal and locally relevant message, resulting in a Return on Ad Spend unlike any other platform in history," said Kassoy. "AdColony is outpacing an already hot and rapidly growing market, and we're proud to provide the highest quality mobile video advertising solution available. This is a very exciting time for our company, and we are extremely honored to be recognized on the prestigious Inc. 500 list."

AdColony's proprietary technology delivers the highest quality advertising experience in the world fueled by the combination of: its Instant-Play™ technology which delivers video ads instantly in HD, eliminating video load times; high engagement from video end cards that drives post-video view action; deep targeting leveraging the company's big data infrastructure to make ads relevant to consumers; and innovative ad units native to mobile that engage consumers at moments when they are most receptive to advertising.

AdColony company growth in 2013 continues to increase. A few recent highlights include:

  • #1 share of native in-app video in top grossing apps
  • Q2 2013 represented the 8th consecutive quarter of record revenues and growth
  • 300%+ annual year-over-year growth
  • 100M+ monthly uniques

AdColony works with Fortune 500 brands and has direct relationships with an extensive network of top apps, which includes more than half of the top grossing publishers in the App Store. The company's massive reach has been supported by the addition of the most popular apps on iOS and Android and a growing portfolio of top brands looking to reach consumers with the highest quality video experience possible. As a leader in mobile video -- the fastest growing segment in mobile advertising -- AdColony continues to grow their business with Fortune 500 brands and app advertisers with a focus on delivering industry-leading results.

The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500's aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Methodology
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars -- the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10-12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

About AdColony
AdColony is a leading mobile video advertising and publishing platform that plays crystal-clear HD video at lightning speed and drives deep engagement with content. AdColony's proprietary Instant-Play™ video ad technology serves video ads instantly on the most popular apps in the world across Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. AdColony's reach, targeting and optimization tools and services provide advertisers with a superior way to engage mobile audiences at scale. AdColony's app developer tools and services provide publishing partners with ways to maximize audience and revenue growth while gaining insight needed to continuously optimize content and advertising offerings. AdColony is a privately held company backed by Insight Venture Partners and has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New York. Learn more at www.adcolony.com and follow @adcolony.

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