SOURCE: New Media Strategies

January 29, 2007 12:44 ET

New Media Strategies Named to Washington SmartCEO's Future 50 List

Visionary New Media Company Recognized for Outstanding Employee and Revenue Growth

ARLINGTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- New Media Strategies (NMS), the industry pioneer and market leader in Online Market Intelligence, Brand Promotion and Brand Protection services for the Web 2.0 environment, today announced that it has been named to the SmartCEO Future 50 list of the region's fastest growing companies.

SmartCEO Future 50 is sponsored by SmartCEO magazine and accounting firm Grant Thornton, LLP, to recognize Washington-Baltimore Region-based firms that have grown dramatically in the past year. In 2006, the number of NMS employees increased more than 30 percent while its annual revenue increased more than 40 percent.

The Future 50 program recognizes the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Washington area based on employee and revenue growth. This year's Future 50 winners employ 11,913 people and bring in more than $2 billion in revenues.

"With our third Inc. 500 award and now the Future 50 win, we're honored to receive continued recognition of our rapid growth in the Online Market Intelligence and Word-of-Mouth Industry," said Pete Snyder, CEO of New Media Strategies. "We look forward to keeping up an industry-setting pace and bringing innovation to the market."

SmartCEO Future 50 winners are listed in the January 2007 issue of SmartCEO. The winners were honored at the Future 50 Awards event on January 25, 2007, in Crystal City, Virginia.

New Media Strategies was recently acquired by media powerhouse Meredith Corporation, publisher of more than 200 titles, and is a key addition to Meredith Integrated Marketing (MIM) along with Genex and O'Grady Meyers, which are leading interactive marketing services firms. MIM is Meredith's business-to-business unit that provides leading corporations and brands with custom print and online communications.

About New Media Strategies

New Media Strategies, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation, pioneered the Online Brand Promotion and Protection industry. An Online Market Intelligence and Word-of-Mouth marketing firm, New Media Strategies uses the power of the Internet to give clients and their brands a competitive advantage online, while safeguarding their products and services from the effects of negative perceptions and attacks. Working closely with many of the world's leading corporations, New Media Strategies serves as the "eyes, ears, and voice" online for some of the biggest and best known brands. Leading companies such as ABC, Coca Cola, AT&T, Ford, Sony and Unilever all use NMS to add value to their brands and guard their bottom lines. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, New Media Strategies was founded by former pollster Pete Snyder, who also serves as CEO. NMS has been featured in the two most recent editions of Washingtonian Magazine's "50 Great Places to Work," and has also been named one of the "Fastest Growing Companies in America" by Inc Magazine for the past three years in a row. To learn more, visit

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