Vibrant Media Selected as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner
by AlwaysOn Media

Recognized for leadership in emerging technology

New York, January 18, 2007 — 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.

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.

"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, the world's largest contextual video advertising network, enables marketers to deliver highly targeted, user-initiated advertisements within the actual content of premium Web destinations. Vibrant Media works closely with advertisers, agencies and Web publishers to plan, buy, deliver and optimize Vibrant In-Text Advertising campaigns across thousands of websites around the world. Vibrant Video provides measurable brand engagement for Marketers through the largest PPC video advertising network on the web. Reaching 120 million unique users per month, Vibrant Media delivers campaigns against more than five billion words for top advertisers such as Sony, Intel, New Line Cinema, Microsoft and Toyota. Founded in 2000, Vibrant Media's roughly 200 professionals work from offices in New York, London, San Francisco, Paris and Hamburg. Both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 50 have recognized Vibrant Media for its growth in each of the past two years. For more information, visit