SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ReplyYes, the leading e-commerce over mobile messaging platform for brands to engage and transact with their customers, today announced it was recognized in Fast Company's annual ranking of the world's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies for 2017 in the music category. ReplyYes was chosen for its success running The Edit, its text-based service that sends vinyl fans daily recommendations based on the individual's musical preferences and allows subscribers to instantly purchase and ship the record. The honor closely follows ReplyYes' recent $6.5 million Series A funding and customer win with Universal Music Group. Other companies listed in the top 10 most innovative companies in music are some of the world's most recognizable names, including Spotify, Parkwood Entertainment, Bandcamp, OVO Sound, Songkick, Kobalt, Instagram, Atlantic Records Group and Moog.
"We started ReplyYes simply to help people discover and connect with the brands they love. The Edit was the first incarnation of our platform and in the short time it's been active, it has seen rapid success, which further validates consumers are ready for a different e-commerce experience," said Dave Cotter, CEO of ReplyYes. "This honor from Fast Company lends credence to our mission of bringing brands and fans together easily and effortlessly, as well as creating direct and personalized engagement through the mobile device. We congratulate and look forward to following those companies listed alongside us as we work in unison to change the face of music."
Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company's most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. To produce the 2017 list, Fast Company reporters surveyed thousands of enterprises across the globe to identify the most notable innovations of the year and trace the impact of those initiatives on business, industry, and the larger culture. ReplyYes is among the leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. By combining artificial intelligence and mobile messaging, ReplyYes' The Edit has sold more than 100,000 vinyl records via mobile texts and is in the process of transforming how artists and brands can personalize engagement with fans and share music quickly and easily.
Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue is now available online at fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2017 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands.
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ReplyYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their audience. ReplyYes' mission is to help people effortlessly discover and purchase items they love using their mobile phones, while enabling brands to send personalized product recommendations over text and Facebook messaging. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), human-assisted AI, and integrated payments, the ReplyYes platform learns from customer feedback to make the experience serendipitous to each person and brand. Message recipients simply reply "Yes" to instantly buy from their mobile phones. Brands increase customer engagement, improve the mobile customer experience, and grow e-commerce revenue. Brands using the ReplyYes platform include Universal Music Group, The Edit vinyl record store, Origin Bound graphic novel store, and Lowercase Alpha.
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