AlwaysOn Announces OnMedia 100 Award Winners

Most Innovative Technology Companies of 2009 Recognized for Their Contributions to Marketing, Branding, Advertising, and Public Relations

Winners to Be Honored at OnMedia NYC Conference February 2-4 in NYC
AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC 2009

NEW YORK – AlwaysOn, the leading open-media blog and event community, announced the winners of the 2009 OnMedia 100 Award. This award recognizes emerging technology companies that are creating new business opportunities in the worlds of media, advertising, marketing, branding, and public relations. Each winner will be acknowledged at the OnMedia Conference in New York City on February 2-4.

OnMedia NYC is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment. 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 through technology and innovation.

“It’s no secret that technology and innovation are vital to bringing our country out of economic recession,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies on this year’s list have not only created innovative technologies that solve real business problems, but have stimulated economic growth through the generation of new jobs. I congratulate every winner selected for this year’s award and wish them all tremendous success in the future.”

The AlwaysOn editorial team selects the top 100 private companies that have demonstrated excellence in five primary categories: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value creation, and media buzz. This year’s winners are listed below:

Community Platforms

— Live Gamer

— SaysMe

— Mall Networks

— Shopflick

— meebo

— ShopIt

— myYearbook (category winner)

— Spiceworks


— TurnTo

— OwnerIQ

— Watercooler

— Reframe It

— WePlay

Digital Publishers

— 5min

— Gigya

— Buzznet

— NeoEdge Networks

— Ensequence

— Zynga (category winner)

Mobile Marketing and Advertising

— AdMob

— Limbo

— Apptera (category winner)

— Medialets

— Blyk

— MoVoxx

— Greystripe

— Smaato

— IMImobile

— Vibes Media

— Kadoink

Next Generation Search


— (category winner)

— branchnext

— Searchandise

— Cooliris

— Sense Networks

— Kosmix

— Wize

Online Advertising Service Providers

— Access 360 Media

— OpenX

— (category winner)

— Ozone Media Solutions


— Peer39

— AdMeld

— PlaySpan

— AdNectar

— Pontiflex

— AdReady

— Pubmatic

— Aggregate Knowledge

— Rubicon Project, The (overall winner)

— appssavvy

— SocialMedia


— Sojern

— BrightRoll

— Sportgenic

— Buddy Media

— Tumri

— Clickable

— Turn

— Glam Media

— Vibrant Media

— Jivox

— Vitrue

— Kontera

— WebVisible

— MediaBank

— YieldBuild

— Mixpo

— YuMe

Technology Enablers

— AvVenta

— Mercent

— BlackArrow

— Offerpal Media (category winner)

— CTS Media

— Perfect Market

— Delivery Agent

— Responsys

— Demandbase

— ShareThis

— Elemental Technologies

— TubeMogul

— FatTail

— Vobile

— Kaltura

— Widgetbucks (newcomer of the year)

— Loomia

— Wildfire Interactive

— LucidMedia

— YouMail

Web and Media Analytics and Research

— Aster Data Systems

— NuConomy

— BlueKai

— Quantcast (category winner)

— Conductor

— Milabra (formerly Sobayli)

— Media6Degrees

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 (Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, GoingGreen East and West, Venture Summit East and West) 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.