'Brands increasingly recognize the importance of forging authentic connections to consumers who are active on social media. Our company growth is a reflection of our commitment to connect the community to brands in fresh new ways,' said Susan Frech.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Social Media Link, a leading advocacy activation company that amplifies social media conversation for brands, announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Social Media Link revenue grew 885% over three years. This is the first time the five-year old company has joined the list.
“Brands increasingly recognize the importance of forging authentic connections to consumers who are active on social media. Our 400,000-member community, Smiley360.com, offer brands access to those connectors. Our company growth is a reflection of our commitment to connect the community to brands in fresh new ways,” said Susan Frech, co-founder and chief executive officer, Social Media Link.
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including Social Media Link and other company profiles, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/index.html.
About Social Media Link:
Social Media Link (SML) http://www.socialmedialink.com is the leading advocacy activation company that amplifies social media conversation for brands. The company makes it easy for brands to activate impactful and trusted reviews and recommendations across social media, triggering in-store action and leading consumers through the path to purchase. Social Media Link has worked with companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Church & Dwight and BIC.
SML’s brand activation platform, Smiley360.com, is a social community for influential people who love brands. Marketers utilize the platform to activate targeted consumers to experience their brand and share reviews with the social networks they influence. Proprietary Single-Click Sharing℠ technology makes it easy for consumers to feed reviews to their most preferred social networks in one place, giving brands enormous exposure in social channels from passionate consumers.
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.
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