August 21, 2012

Inc. Magazine Announces America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

M2 Media Group Ranked on List for Fourth Year in a Row

NEW YORK, August 21, 2012 – Inc. magazine today ranked M2 Media Group No. 3,996 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. In the state of Connecticut, the company further ranked No. 49 overall and No. 3 in its industry. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list. M2 Media Group joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“We’re thrilled to be included again on Inc.ʼs fastest growing companies in the U.S.,” said Michael Borchetta, Chief Executive Officer of M2 Media Group. “We have a very passionate team that continues to focus on building a great company and leader in our industry.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

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. The company partners with the worldʼs leading magazine publishers, retailers and loyalty programs including Barnes & Noble, Sears, and Priority Club® Rewards. M2’s Business Media group provides lead generation services to various verticals through its integrated partner network and Mercury Magazines, one of the largest online distributors of trade publications to business and technology professionals.

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.