January 25, 2011 14:46 ET

mediaFORGE Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnMedia 100 Winner

Company Recognized for Creating Innovation in Digital Media Technology

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - mediaFORGE, the leader in premium online retargeting and ad personalization, today announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMedia Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnMedia 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and a game-changing approach and technology that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. mediaFORGE was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

OnMedia is where Madison Avenue meets Silicon Valley. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting the world of marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations.

"The make-up of the OnMedia 100 presents a poetic picture of the mega-trends AO's editors see driving the transformation of digital media and entertainment, namely the explosive growth in smartphones, social networking and social commerce, as well as the globalization of entrepreneurship," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "We also uncovered a new trend that's creating high-growth company opportunity -- the emergence of Web analytics as a powerful tool to help advertisers ascertain the 'wisdom of the crowd' and better target their marketing and branding pitches."

mediaFORGE delivers targeted online advertising that is relevant, engaging, personalized and optimized with real-time data to help marketers generate higher conversion rates and greater return on investment. The company is changing the typical online advertising business model by only charging clients for engagement instead of impressions. Marketers only pay for the ads that effectively lead to sales. 

"We are honored to be recognized as a leading innovator in digital media by enabling marketers to convert lost prospects and recapture revenue through innovative banner-ad technology that is proven to build brand loyalty and increase ROI," said Tony Zito, CEO, mediaFORGE. "mediaFORGE was built on a foundation of technological innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and we pride ourselves on our ability to consistently evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing business landscape."

The OnMedia 100 winners were selected from more than 1,000 U.S. and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and digital media industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team and its partners at SAP, the Blackstone Group, KPMG, Silicon Valley Bank, SNR Denton, SecondMarket, and Bridge Bank, as well as industry experts across the globe scoured the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 100 private digital media companies.

mediaFORGE and the OnMedia 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's fifth annual OnMedia on Jan. 31, 2011, at The Paley Center for Media, New York. A full list of all the OnMedia 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

About mediaFORGE
mediaFORGE delivers targeted online advertising that is relevant, engaging, personalized and optimized with real-time data to help marketers generate higher conversion rates and greater return on investment. mediaFORGE is the only online advertising company with a business model that charges customers for the ads that effectively engage consumers and lead to conversions. Marketers pay according to measured engagement and sales, rather than impressions and risk is low with the pay-for-performance price structure. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, mediaFORGE is backed by Prospector Equity Capital and Gazelle Investments. For more information, visit

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand to spearhead the global innovation economy.

To participate in this revolutionary event and be among the Top 100 OnMedia companies, and to engage with the hottest new breakout digital media CEOs, venture investors, and the execs on Madison Avenue who get it, we are offering a 50 percent discount on tickets to celebrate the winning companies in honor of this award. Please register using this link for the special offer:

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    Ogilvy PR for mediaFORGE
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