SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company announced today its annual Most Innovative Companies ranking, honoring global pioneers such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco and Disney along with rising stars. Quantcast was named to the Fast Company list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and also ranked third on their Top 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web list.
In the past year Quantcast has transformed the audience measurement landscape from static, retrospective aggregate reporting to live, impression level data that connects the planning, buying, and media fulfillment processes and delivers the most consistent and accountable audiences for the world's media marketplace. Quantcast's services are used extensively by the media and advertising industry including the top 10 media agencies, hundreds of marketers and the world's leading premium publishers including NBC Universal, Time Inc. and MTV Networks.
"It was invigorating to engage with so many exciting new ideas and developments," said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. "Our goal was to offer a snapshot of the creativity at work in the global marketplace, and to inspire the Fast Company audience with Illustrations of how powerful and effective business can be."
To create this year's Most Innovative Companies issue, Fast Company's editorial team analyzed information on thousands of businesses across the globe. The result is a package unlike that of any other business media. The list is focused on identifying creative models and progressive cultures – to define the many forms of innovation that exist across the business landscape, in addition to revenue growth and profit margins.
Overall, Fast Company recognized 250 plus companies, including more than 75 non-U.S. businesses. In addition to the Top 50, Fast Company cited 59 Innovation All-stars, culled from past Top 50 honorees, plus ranked the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 24 categories, including advertising and marketing, biotech, film and TV, media, music, and sports.
Quantcast measures and organizes the world's audiences in real-time so advertisers can buy, sell and connect with the people who matter most to them. Used by the top 10 media agencies, the world's largest brands and more than half of the top advertising supported publishers, Quantcast connects the planning, buying, and media fulfillment processes, delivering the marketplace's most consistent and accountable audiences. Launched in 2006, Quantcast is based in San Francisco and New York and is backed by Founders Fund, Polaris Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures and Cisco Systems. Come get Quantified at www.quantcast.com.
About Fast Company
Fast Company is an award-winning monthly magazine, Web site, and digital distribution platform that covers the business of innovation like no other media source. Editor Robert Safian was named AdWeek's Editor of the Year in 2009. FastCompany.com, under the auspices of executive editor Noah Robischon and publisher Christine Osekoski, has tripled traffic and revenue year over year. Fast Company is owned by Joe Mansueto, founder and owner of Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research.