LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Wanderful Media™, a local discovery shopping company based in Silicon Valley, today announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMedia 100 Companies to Watch. Wanderful Media made the global list for being one of the most promising private digital media companies. Inclusion in the OnMedia 100 Companies to Watch signifies Wanderful Media's leadership amongst peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.
"The OnMedia 100 Companies to Watch represents a group of companies on their way to success in a world fueled with disruptive change. With the massive adoption of smartphone and tablet technology, the world of retail and commerce is embracing new ways to connect consumers with the products they desire. These up-and-coming companies are leading the charge," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's winners are opening up new sources of commerce and bringing new ways for product designers and retailers to connect with their target audiences. With the number of innovative ideas represented in this list, the digital media marketplace is poised to experience even more growth and positive disruption during the next year."
Wanderful Media was selected among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts conducted a rigorous three-month selection process culminating with Wanderful Media being named to the prestigious list.
"We are honored to be named as a company to watch, which validates our hard work and underscores our early success," said Ben T. Smith, IV, CEO of Wanderful Media. "We are in an advantageous position with strong retail and newspaper partnerships and are backed by some of the world's most powerful media brands. Our approach to discovery shopping is unique with our focus on mobile delivery and local merchants and the industry is taking notice."
Wanderful Media and the OnMedia 100 Companies to Watch will be honored at AlwaysOn's OnMedia NYC event on March 18th, 2013, at Convene (formerly Sentry Centers) in New York City.
This two-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations industries.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn onMedia winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2013-OnMedia-100-Top-Private-Companies.
About Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a Silicon Valley company reinventing local discovery shopping. Providing reach into more than 80 percent of U.S. markets through trusted media brands, Wanderful Media helps retailers bring consumers into local stores and gives consumers the most convenient way to discover local merchandise. The company is backed by a powerful group of media companies including Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Cox Media Group, The E. W. Scripps Company, Gannett Co., Inc., GateHouse Media, Inc., Hearst Corporation, Lee Enterprises, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company, and The Washington Post Co.
Unlike price comparison, daily deal and couponing sites, Wanderful Media makes discovery shopping engaging, fun and social for consumers, wherever they are and however they shop -- tablet, mobile and web. The company's Find n Save® product offers local media affiliates a complete discovery shopping solution, designed to connect retail advertisers with millions of consumers. Wanderful Media is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. and on the web at www.wanderful.com.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, AlwaysOn Australia, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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