August 24, 2011 (FORT LAUDERDALE) — Gay Ad Network, the category leading gay media company, today announced that the company was named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for 2011. Gay Ad Network ranked No. 581 on the list, with an extraordinary three-year growth rate of 563%. The company also ranked No. 67 in the Advertising & Marketing industry. Gay Ad Network is the first and only gay media company named to the Inc. 500|5000 list.
"We are thrilled to be recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list, and we thank our valued customers and publishing partners," said Mark Elderkin, CEO of Gay Ad Network. "Our rapid growth is a result of the unique value proposition we offer to national advertisers seeking efficient access to the gay and lesbian market through digital media."
Gay Ad Network's customer base is growing across many advertising categories, including entertainment, healthcare, travel and automotive. National brand advertisers include American Airlines, AT&T and TD Ameritrade.
The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 ranks companies according to overall revenue growth from 2007 to 2010. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion. Complete results, including company profiles and an interactive database may be found at www.Inc.com/5000.
About Gay Ad Network
Gay Ad Network is the category leading digital gay media network, reaching 6 million unique users per
month across hundreds of popular LGBT websites, social networks and mobile apps. Ranked by comScore as the largest U.S. gay media property, Gay Ad Network provides online, mobile and video advertising services to global and national brands targeting the gay and lesbian market and is proud to be a gay-owned NGLCC Certified Business Enterprise.
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