July 14, 2011 16:24 ET

mediaFORGE Honored Among UVEF's Top 25 Under 5

Leading Online Advertising Retargeting Firm Is Recognized Among Top Growing Businesses in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - mediaFORGE, a leading online advertising retargeting company, today announced that it has been recognized among Utah's Top 25 Under 5 by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF), an honor that spotlights the most successful startups throughout the state.

mediaFORGE is an innovative leader in the rapidly growing field of retargeting -- a form of online display advertising aimed at shoppers who have shown interest in a product or service, but haven't purchased. Strategically leveraging its award-winning technology to optimize online opportunities, mediaFORGE has made its mark on the industry by developing unique interactive ad capabilities that set it apart from competitors. This commitment to product innovation paired with its pioneering engagement-based business model, which charges clients only for revenue attributed to engagement with a mediaFORGE ad, has been key to the company's explosive year-over-year growth.

"mediaFORGE is honored to be included among UVEF's elite list of emerging Utah businesses," says mediaFORGE Founder and CEO Tony Zito. "It's a reflection on our inventive team who work continuously to drive our business and to establish mediaFORGE as a competitive player in the national digital advertising market. We're proud to be among the companies representing Utah's burgeoning presence in this space."

The purpose of UVEF's Top 25 Under 5 is to promote companies with potential to become leaders in their fields in state, regional and international markets. Companies are evaluated based on qualitative and quantitative information, including company milestones, job creation and revenue growth.

"UVEF is pleased to celebrate the rapid rise of mediaFORGE in the innovating field of retargeting," said John Pilmer, UVEF Top 25 Under 5 chair. "This year's Top 25 Under 5 winners, like mediaFORGE, find amazing ways to meet the ever changing online marketing needs of their clients who more than ever seek measurable results for their marketing dollars."

This is UVEF's twelfth Top 25 Under Five competition. mediaFORGE is now among more than 200 companies that have been recognized, including Utah success stories like Omniture, Skullcandy and Xango, among many others.

About mediaFORGE
mediaFORGE is defining and driving the market for online retargeting with its dynamic ad technology that transforms online advertising from interruptive to interactive, engaging consumers in a personalized web-like experience that is proven to build brand loyalty and increase revenue. Its pioneering shared-revenue model charges marketers according to measured engagement that can be attributed to incremental revenue, rather than charging for impressions or view-throughs. With mediaFORGE, online marketers can employ the best aspects of retargeted advertising with a low-risk business model, transparent data reports, and best-in-class account managers, making it one of the most compelling and efficient paths to optimal ROI. For more information, visit

About UVEF
The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) is a volunteer non-profit support group linking entrepreneurs to Money, Markets, and Mentors. Celebrating 22 years of new business success, UVEF empowers current and future business leaders to thrive in today's competitive market. We provide real-world, practical education and valuable resources on how to access needed capital, attract new customers and tap into industry experts. For information on upcoming meetings, speakers and exclusive membership benefits visit

Contact Information

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    Lisa Tadje
    mediaFORGE Director of Communications
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    (801) 718-9980