Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2009
Gigya today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 OnHollywood 100 List. The OnHollywood 100 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies in the media and entertainment industries. Gigya was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.
"Gigya is pleased to be a member of the 2009 OnHollywood 100," said Dave Yovanno, CEO, Gigya. "It is a real honor to be recognized for our industry leading technology and platform among this innovative and distinguished group of interactive technology leaders for the second year in a row. We are looking forward to participating at AlwaysOn's 2009 OnHollywood event, and learning as much from our fellow nominees as we have to share."
Gigya and the other OnHollywood 100 winners will be recognized at the OnHollywood, April 27th-29th at The Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood. OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, and mobile industries.
"This year's OnHollywood 100 companies represent the future of entertainment and spotlight how technology and digital media have and will continue to deeply impact the entertainment industry as we know it," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "Despite the economic downturn, the pace of innovation continues to progress, making this year's selection even more difficult. We are pleased to see what 2009 has in store for the entertainment industry and we are happy to reveal the 2009 OnHollywood 100."
The OnHollywood 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 OnHollywood 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31890
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 is the standard to simplify connecting content with the social web, providing publishers and marketers with powerful tools for increasing audience reach and engagement. Reaching more than 180 million people each month, Gigya's innovative widget advertising 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 70 unique platforms, and to integrate and promote their own websites with popular social networks like Facebook and MySpace. Publishers and advertisers including CNET, Coca-Cola, DoubleClick, Electronic Arts, Hyundai, JCPenney, Levis, RockYou!, Samsung, Unilever and Walmart choose Gigya to connect their content with the social web.
Victoria Yarnish / Amy White
LEWIS PR for OnHollywood
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