Contextual Keyword Advertising Pioneer Vibrant Media Awarded No. 2 Ranking in Prestigious Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100

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Fast-growing and profitable, Contextual Advertising Technology Company Demonstrates 405% Average Annualized Growth Over the Last Three Years

Vibrant Media, a pioneer in contextual keyword advertising today announced that it has been awarded the No. 2 ranking in the highly respected Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100, a list of Britain’s fastest growing private technology companies. The four-year old company, which has been profitable for the last 16 quarters, demonstrated an impressive 405% average annualized growth.

Compiled by Fast Track, an Oxford-based research company that monitors the U.K.’s most dynamic private companies and audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the annual survey ranks companies according to annual growth rate in sales between 2001 and 2003.

“We’re pleased to be one of the fastest growing tech companies in the U.K., but it’s even more important that we are also profitable,” said Doug Stevenson, CEO, Vibrant Media. “It’s natural to get recognition first in the U.K., where we started the company. However, the growth we are experiencing is global. Since our first quarter this year, we have more than doubled the number of customer websites to 250, and that number is steadily growing.”

Founded by former AOL Europe colleagues Doug Stevenson and Craig Gooding, Vibrant Media develops and markets IntelliTXT a pay-for-performance ad unit that allows users to view relevant advertising on their own terms. IntelliTXT creates sponsored text links from keywords within editorial-based content. This user initiated advertising message provides readers with relevant product information, offers web publishers controlled access to the rapidly growing pay-for-performance market and acts as a vehicle for advertisers to deliver their messages in a highly relevant contextual environment.

About The Company

Vibrant Media is a pioneer in contextual keyword advertising, a new online advertising model that combines the power and relevance of contextual online advertising with the market growth of pay-for-performance advertising. The company’s IntelliTXT product is enabling more than 250 of the world's leading web publishers and ad networks to better monetize editorial content with a non-intrusive approach that has won praise from publishers and online readers alike. Partnering with leading search and advertising technology vendors, Vibrant Media offers advertisers around the globe a new way to deliver tightly-targeted messages to website readers.

Founded in 2000, and with offices in San Francisco, New York and the U.K., Vibrant Media has pending patents for both IntelliTXT and SmartAD one of the first products in the contextual advertising market. For more information about the company, visit


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