New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2009
Gigya, Inc. today announced that it has been selected for the second year in a row to the 2009 OnMedia 100 List. The OnMedia 100 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies in the advertising, publishing, marketing, branding and public relations spaces. Gigya was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.
"We are very pleased to be named to the 2009 OnMedia100," said Dave Yovanno, Gigya's CEO. "This second consecutive win is a testament to our continued focus on innovation, and our team's ability to deliver measurable value to our clients."
In 2008, Gigya launched Socialize (http://www.gigya.com/site/content/socialize.aspx), a service enabling web publishers to integrate their sites with multiple social networks including MySpace and Facebook. Socialize helps websites increase user reach and engagement through authentication, promotion and social services.
Gigya and the other OnMedia 100 winners will be recognized at the OnMedia 100 Conference at the Ritz Carlton, New York City, on February 2-4. This two-and-a-half day executive conference is co-presented by Forbes and will feature presentations and high-level debates from CEOs, journalists, industry experts, investors and publishing and advertising executives.
"The 2009 OnMedia 100 companies have demonstrated their tenacity even in the toughest economic conditions that the technology world has ever encountered," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "We applaud their success in pushing the boundaries of innovation, creating market opportunities and transforming the industry even in the earlier stages of their businesses."
The OnMedia 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.
A full list of all the OnMedia 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/30893
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.
Gigya's technology makes it easy for people to share content and experiences across platforms, providing publishers and marketers with powerful tools for increasing audience reach and engagement. Reaching more than 160 million people each month, Gigya's innovative widget distribution network enables marketers to engage consumers in social environments and enlist them as brand advocates. The company's Wildfire and Socialize products enable publishers to syndicate and track their content across more than 60 unique platforms, and to integrate their own websites with popular social networks like MySpace and Facebook. Publishers and advertisers including CNET, Disney, DoubleClick, Electronic Arts, Hyundai, Kraft, Levis, RockYou!, Unilever and Walmart choose Gigya to power their social initiatives. For more information, please visit: http://www.gigya.com.