NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YellowHammer Media Group (YHMG), a fast-emerging online display advertising technology innovator, took home the Gold Stevie Award for "Management Team of the Year" in the 10th Annual American Business Awards held this Monday. The company was also honored with a Silver Stevie Award in the "Fastest Growing Company of the Year" category.*
The three-year-old company, whose seven-person-strong management team has an average age of 28, faced stiff competition, and ultimately bested heavyweights such as Starbucks, Crocs, Inc. and John Hancock, to take home the gold.
"We are incredibly honored to be recognized among so many respected, successful businesses, and we congratulate our fellow nominees and winners," said YellowHammer Chief Strategy Officer Hagan Major, who accepted the award on behalf of the team at Monday night's event. "Our recent, exponential revenue growth is a result of our team's complete focus since launch on creating direly needed new ad optimization technologies that help our client base finally crack the online display 'nut.' YellowHammer has flown a little under the radar, and we sincerely thank the American Business Awards for this welcome recognition."
Launched on a personal credit card in 2009, YHMG is a Demand Side Platform (DSP) and Ad Service Provider that drove nearly 500% revenue and employee growth in 2011. The company has rapidly become the "quiet giant" of the online display world by creating an arsenal of new technologies that ensure the highest-impact display campaigns and true return-on-ad-spend for brands and agencies. In YellowHammer's Lab, creative, media buying and engineering teams work together to constantly create high-performance ad serving, ad optimization and campaign management solutions.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended. The presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.
"We're delighted that the first of our two American Business Awards banquets honored so many deserving organizations and executives," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "It's gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year's competition."
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of 2012 Stevie Award winners are available at: www.stevieawards.com/aba.
*Fastest Growing Company of the Year -- Up to 100 Employees.
About YellowHammer Media Group (YHMG):
Manhattan-based YellowHammer Media Group is a Demand-Side Platform (DSP) and Ad Service Provider focusing on high-impact online performance solutions for the entire Direct Response spectrum. Launched in late 2009 by young veterans of the digital agency and online media buying worlds, YellowHammer's mission is to develop pro-advertiser technology solutions that fundamentally improve the $25 billion online display market. With a unique data-meets-technology-meets-creative approach, YHMG's breakthrough ad serving, ad optimization and campaign management technologies are driving the highest response-per-impression and true return-on-ad-spend.
About the Stevie Awards:
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
SOURCE YellowHammer Media Group