SOURCE: MarketTools

September 13, 2007 08:30 ET

MarketTools Named to the Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

MarketTools Revenue Increased by 210 Percent Over Past Three Years

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - MarketTools, Inc. today announced that it has been named to Inc. magazine's first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. MarketTools was ranked No. 1,709 among the 5,000 companies selected, placing it in the top 34 percent.

Founded in 1997, MarketTools' revenue has grown more than 210 percent in the past three years and the company continues to expand its product offerings, customer base and industry partnerships. From its offices in the United States, Europe, Canada and India, MarketTools focuses on global research innovation, providing organizations with enhanced insight and unique access to their target markets. As a result, companies are better able to uncover unmet needs, shape product development, influence promotional strategies and capture additional market share. MarketTools' customers include small businesses and 400 of the Fortune 500 in industries such as consumer packaged goods, technology, retail and healthcare. Customers include Del Monte, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, Frito Lay, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Verizon and Wal-Mart.

MarketTools' full range of research applications and services -- from leading Web solutions that allow customers to design and deploy their own surveys to customized research studies and innovative solutions that tap into online consumer communities -- are supported by sophisticated research methodologies and advanced analysis tools. Today, the company directly manages a nationally representative online panel of more than 2.5 million individuals and a global panel network that extends to more than 8 million individuals worldwide.

"MarketTools is proud to be recognized on this year's Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America and congratulates all the companies on the list for contributing to the entrepreneurial spirit that drives this country," said Amal Johnson, chief executive officer of MarketTools. "This honor reflects not only the significant growth MarketTools has achieved over the past three years, but more importantly, the ongoing dedication of our 450 employees worldwide to delivering industry-leading consumer insight for the companies we work with. We look forward to continuing to deliver innovations that are changing the market research landscape."

"The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy -- the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media."

The 2007 Inc. 5,000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

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About MarketTools

MarketTools is the defining provider of on-demand market research, giving companies and individuals the ability to continuously understand their target customers through innovative approaches based on advanced technology, research expertise, global market reach and an online panel community of over 2.5 million individuals worldwide. MarketTools' full-range of research applications and services provide organizations from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and non-profits with unique access to their target markets to uncover unmet needs, reduce time to market and capture market share.

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