Gateway Media Acquires Tickld, One of the Web’s Most Viral and Engaging Sites

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The move will add to Gateway Media’s depth of coverage in the entertainment industry, solidifying Gateway’s presence as one of the leading social content brands on the web.

Tickld Co-Founders Kyle Trattner and James Engelsman

“We are impressed with the passion and the engagement of the Tickld community and we look forward to building on the Tickld team's success."

Gateway Media announced today that it has acquired Tickld.com, one of the most viral sites on the Internet. Tickld boasts nearly 60 million visitors per month, reaching millions of social media followers each day.

Gabe Douek, CEO of Gateway Media, said Tickld is a great addition to Gateway Media, and will expand the reach of the company’s existing sites, as well as help Gateway reach a new and growing audience.

“The Tickld team has built a powerful platform that publishes engaging and viral content, while also letting users generate and publish their own content. We are impressed with the passion and the engagement of the Tickld community and we look forward to building on the Tickld team’s success,” said Douek.

Tickld has a strong community of nearly 2 million social media followers and almost 1 million registered users on its site. Based in Toronto, Tickld has a team of 14 full-time staffers, as well as community managers in three countries. The team will remain in Toronto post-acquisition.

Located in St. Louis, Gateway Media has grown from fewer than 20 employees when it was formed in January 2013 to some 70 full-time employees today. Each month the company’s websites attract over 115 million visitors. In May, Gateway Media’s Oola.com took home the 2015 Webby Award for Best Food & Drink Website. In June, Gateway Acquired Cinemablend.com, the web's most popular independent entertainment website known for its expert reviews and exhaustive coverage of the film, television and gaming industries. Cinemablend is a Quantcast Top 150 site, and the largest destination in the Gateway Media portfolio.

For details about Gateway Media’s other websites and to learn about the company’s proprietary social-media technology, visit gatewaymedia.com.

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