Vibrant Media Selected as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner by AlwaysOn Media: Recognized for leadership in emerging technology

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Vibrant Media, a premier provider of contextual video advertising, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn Media as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. The AO Media 100 is a power list of the top private digital media companies. Vibrant Media was handpicked by the AO Media editorial team based on a set of five criteria - innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

We're honored that AlwaysOn recognizes our pioneering role in both contextual advertising and branded video distribution, and look towards 2007 as the year of widespread adoption and continued advancement.

Vibrant Media combines the targeting and measurability of contextual advertising with the branding capabilities of an audio/video advertising experience. These highly targeted ads are delivered when a user demonstrates interest by mousing over double-underlined words within the text of Web content. Vibrant Media campaigns currently run across 1,500 publishers worldwide in nine languages. The company analyses 500 billion words and manages four billion words each month for top advertisers including Microsoft, Sony, Nike and Intel.

The AO Media 100 was selected from over a 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO Media 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development

"We scoured hundreds of applications we received to vote on the top emerging private technology companies," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "Selected are the companies we think are demonstrating significant market traction or pursuing game-changing technology. We expect these organizations to have a big impact for both New York and Silicon Valley."

"With more than 500 billion words analyzed every month across more than 1,500 publishers, Vibrant has emerged as a leader in online advertising, providing a large scale and effective way for brand advertisers worldwide to capitalize on contextually-relevant video advertising inventory," said Doug Stevenson, CEO of Vibrant Media. "We're honored that AlwaysOn recognizes our pioneering role in both contextual advertising and branded video distribution, and look towards 2007 as the year of widespread adoption and continued advancement."

A full list of all the AO Media 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at

Vibrant Media and the AO Media 100 will be honored at the AO Media executive summit January 29-31 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The summit will focus on the forces that are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the digital era, showcasing top innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media is created, distributed and consumed.

About Vibrant Media

Vibrant Media is the world's leading provider of in-text advertising and a premier provider of contextual video advertising, helping marketers deliver highly targeted, user-initiated ads within the text of Web content. The company works closely with advertisers and Web publishers to plan, buy, deliver and optimize IntelliTXT campaigns. Utilizing superior technology and international distribution, Vibrant Media reaches more that 70 million unique users per month for top advertisers such as Sony, Microsoft and Toyota. In 2006 it was named one of America's fastest growing companies by both the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Inc. 500 lists.

About OnHollywood 2006: May 2-4 @ The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

AlwaysOn Hollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries.

At AlwaysOn Hollywood, our editors will also honor the AO Hollywood 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Hollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

About AlwaysOn

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.

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