Internet Retailer's 2010 Top500 Guide® Ranks PM Digital the Fastest Growing SEM Agency

Agency Client List Grew 125 Percent

Jun 04, 2010, 11:05 ET from PM Digital

NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PM Digital (www.pmdigital.com), a New York-based internet marketing agency specializing in paid search advertising, SEO, social media marketing, and comparison shopping engines for more than 130 online brands, has been ranked the fastest growing search marketing agency in the 2010 Internet Retailer Top500 Guide®. The agency showed the most year over year growth of any search agency -- increasing its roster of top retailers 125% in the last year -- placing in the top five of search engine marketing agencies in the U.S. and Canada. Internet Retailer will officially announce the results at its conference, which is taking place June 8-11.

"No doubt we had a great growth spurt in 2009 and we are delighted that Internet Retailer shows that in its ranking," said Chris Paradysz, CEO of PM Digital. "Even as the retail sector was going through one of its worst years, many retailers joined the bandwagon for smart search marketing for its major growth potential."

Now the fastest growing SEM agency, PM Digital added 10 additional top retailers to its client roster for a total of 18 -- more than any other search engine marketer. PM Digital's 18 retail clients, which include Bloomingdale's, Spiegel, Brookstone, Delia's and The North Face, among others, together earned more than $4.4 billion in online sales in 2009.

Since it was launched in 2001, PM Digital has grown exponentially. In the past year, PM Digital expanded its existing search engine marketing capabilities by providing access to an even deeper pool of talent in the natural search and social media marketing areas. MediaHarbor® continues to evolve by adding new features for retailers that helps them maximize scale with paid search advertisings. Built exclusively by PM Digital, MediaHarbor® simplifies and optimizes search performance on a real-time basis and gives clients an edge by customizing strategies using a flexible rules-based algorithm.

"Our proprietary tools give retailers a competitive edge by offering them flexibility, customization and automation," said Suzy Sandberg, President of PM Digital. "The advanced capabilities designed specifically for retailers have partially driven our client's growth in the paid search area."

An important industry resource, the Top 500 Guide provides profiles on each of the 500 biggest Web merchants in North America based on annual sales on the web, including corporate strategies and merchandising and marketing tactics. This year the ranking also includes sections for social networking and shopping comparison site affiliations, site search features and functions and mobile commerce applications.

The Top 500 will officially be announced at the Internet Retailer Convention & Exhibition June 8-11 in Chicago, where PM Digital will be among the exhibitors. Stop by the PM Digital booth, #427, for a chance to win an iPad.

About PM Digital

PM Digital (www.pmdigital.com) is a leading digital marketing agencies specializing in search engine marketing. Supported by proprietary media and marketing intelligence tools, PM Digital builds business revenues and brands online for 18 of the Top 500 Retailers, as well as premium brand name clients in the publishing and nonprofit fields. Clients include Bloomingdale's, Spiegel, The North Face, Nautica, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., among others. Based in New York, PM Digital has offices in San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbia, SC and Minneapolis, MN. To find out more about PM Digital thought leadership, go to http://blog.pmdigital.com.

About the Top500 Guide®

An important industry resource, the Top500 Guide® is the only source of information on the largest e-retailers in the U.S. and Canada and provides multiple years' worth of sales, performance, product, and vendor data for the largest sites in e-retailing. It provides profiles on each of the 500 biggest Web merchants in North America based on annual sales on the web, including corporate strategies and merchandising and marketing tactics. This year the ranking also includes sections for social networking and shopping comparison site affiliations, site search features and functions and mobile commerce applications.

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