August 12th, 2014

M2 Media Group Recipient of Marcum Tech Top 40 Award

Seventh Annual Event to Honor M2 Media Group as one of 40 Fastest Growing Tech Companies

Stamford, Conn., August 12, 2014 — The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP announced M2 Media Group has made the Marcum Tech Top 40 (TT40) list of fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. M2 will be honored alongside 39 other TT40 companies at an awards ceremony October 2 at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford.

The Marcum Tech Top 40, now in its 7th year, recognizes technology leaders in six industry sectors, including Advanced Manufacturing, Energy/Environmental, Life Sciences, New Media/Internet/Telecom, IT Services, and Software. M2 Media Group has been named a Tech Top 40 in the New Media/Internet category for its sixth consecutive year. M2 is a recipient of this award due to strong revenue growth of at least $3 million in annual revenue as well growth in each of the preceding four years.

“The annual Marcum Tech Top 40 gives us the opportunity not only to see innovation first-hand but also to recognize how Connecticut’s fastest growing technology companies are overcoming complex challenges to achieve success,” said Anthony P. Scillia, Partner-in-Charge, Marcum New England. “Marcum is extremely proud to partner with the Connecticut Technology Council on this outstanding program again this year and enthusiastically congratulates all the winners.”

“Technology companies have a set of shared challenges that range from capital-raising and complex revenue reporting to intellectual property management and international expansion. Whether they are private enterprises or Fortune 500 companies, this year’s Marcum Tech Top 40 winners all demonstrate management excellence and market foresight,” said Alex Discepolo, a Tax Partner in Marcum’s New Haven office and Practice Leader of the Firm’s High Technology Services Group.

Bruce Carlson, CTC’s President & CEO added, “Connecticut is proud of its remarkable heritage of innovation and invention. Job growth in Connecticut is going to come from the technology sector and these Tech Top 40 companies are a great example of the range of technology companies that are growing substantially in Connecticut.”

The October 2 awards program will include an exhibition featuring the Marcum Tech Top 40 companies. One company from each of the six industry verticals will be named overall winner for demonstrating the greatest percentage growth in revenue across all the technology verticals.

About M2 Media Group
Founded in 2004, M2 Media Group (m2mediagroup.com) is one of the premier subscription agencies in the magazine publishing industry enabling online retailers to sell magazine subscriptions and loyalty programs to reward members. The company offers over 1,000 magazine titles through its direct-to-publisher supply network and fulfills millions of subscriptions annually. M2’s Business Media group provides lead generation services to various verticals through its TechPapers® Network and Mercury Magazines, one of the largest online distributors of trade publications to business professionals.

About The Connecticut Technology Council
The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. Speaking for 2,500 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a culture of innovation. This includes working to position Connecticut as a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going support and mentoring to high potential firms. For more information, visit www.ct.org.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States. Ranked #15 nationally, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including over 160 partners, in 23 offices throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, the Firm's presence runs deep, with full-service offices strategically located in major business markets. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.