January 17, 2007 11:00 ET

Quigo Selected by AlwaysOn Media as First Among Top 100 Private Companies

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- Quigo, a pioneer and leading provider of site-targeted, auction-based, pay-per-click advertising, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn Media as first among the nation's Top 100 Private Companies. The AO Media 100 is a power list of the top private digital media companies. Quigo was picked as the number one ranked company by the AO Media editorial team based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

"The AO Media 100 are creating new revenue opportunities in the more than $16.4 billion online advertising market by disrupting traditional media and advertising models," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor in chief of AlwaysOn. "They are innovating by applying game-changing technology to key sectors including user-generated content, technology enablers, mobile marketing, community platforms, Web analytics, and online advertising services."

The AO Media 100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts.

Increasingly publishers are moving away from blind networks and towards Quigo's private-label content-targeted, pay-for-performance advertising that gives publishers more control and provides advertisers unrivaled targeting to attract more qualified prospects. According to AlwaysOn, "Quigo certainly seems to be quietly and effectively slipping into the open space between Google and Yahoo! as an independent online ad service option, and has great customer traction with brands like ESPN, Fox, and ABC."

"We are pleased and honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn," says Quigo CEO Mike Yavonditte. "In the past six months we have added some of the largest, most recognized sites on the Web to our network including,,, Internet Broadcasting, the nation's largest publisher of TV station Web sites,, the nation's largest online job site,, and Cox Newspapers, Inc. We're building a powerful, scalable ad network one page at a time to deliver new incremental revenue for our partners and high returns for their advertisers."

A full list of all the AO Media 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at

Quigo and the AO Media 100 will be honored at the AO Media executive summit January 29-31 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The summit will focus on the forces that are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the digital era, showcasing top innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media is created, distributed and consumed.

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Quigo ( provides innovative, performance-based marketing solutions for premium-branded websites and advertisers. Quigo's AdSonar is a leading network of premium-branded websites offering auction-based, pay-per-click advertising. AdSonar's content-targeted sponsored links are distributed to many of the web's most recognized sites including,, Golf Digest, ABC News, Martha Stewart,, Fox News, Lonely Planet, Fodors and the online publications of American Media, Trader Publishing, IDG and for over 150 local, regional and national newspaper sites including those of The Chicago Tribune, Cox Newspapers, The Hearst Company, The McClatchy Company, Media General, Morris Communications, Media News Group, New York Times, and USA Today. AdSonar offers advertisers multiple targeting options for their pay-per-click campaigns including national and local targeting by vertical category, site, individual page, topic, and/or keyword. Quigo's suite of search marketing solutions, including its flagship FeedPoint product, offers scalable, technology-driven services to help leading e-commerce sites acquire customers, generate sales, and build brands. Founded in 2000, Quigo has offices in New York City and San Jose, CA.

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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