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September 28, 2009 19:50 ET

The Groop Is Named to the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - The Groop, a Los Angeles based digital agency, is named #204 in the 2009 Inc. 500 issue.

Inc. magazine this month announced its 28th annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America. The Inc. 500 list, published by Inc. magazine, is a distinguished editorial award that recognizes innovation and the top entrepreneurial leaders of America.

"We are honored to have been selected to the Inc. 500. Our ranking validates how creativity can also help grow a business. I want to acknowledge the team of people that helped make this possible, including Mary Gribbin and Barrett Reiff. I look forward to ongoing success with our new CEO and partner, Seth Epstein," commented Jose Caballer, CCO of The Groop. "The Groop has done an amazing job at building a great brand in the service business. This is why I joined and why I am excited to help continue to grow and service our clients," added CEO Seth Epstein.

About The Groop

The Groop is an award-winning digital agency that helps brands grow online, on mobile, and on TV. Since 2001 we have helped advertising agencies, media companies and lifestyle brands such as Wieden + Kennedy, Crispin Porter, NBC, ESPN, The French Laundry and Disney create e-commerce, marketing and video platforms. We believe that successfully marrying creativity, business, technology and marketing is the key to building a sustainable businesses.

About the Inc. 500

The 2009 Inc. 500 list measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent. The minimum revenue required for 2005 is $200,000; the minimum for 2008 is $2 million. Revenue figures given in the company profiles correspond to calendar year 2008. The companies of the Inc. 500 represent the top tier of privately owned companies in the United States.

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