Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500|5000
M2 Media Group Earns Spot on List for Third Straight Year with Three-Year Sales Growth of 92%
NEW YORK, August 23, 2011 – Inc. magazine today ranked M2 Media Group No. 2,546 on its fifth 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. 33 overall and No. 5 in its industry.
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. M2 Media Group joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. 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, up 14 percent from last year.
“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. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be ranked again among Inc.ʼs fastest growing companies in the U.S.,” said Michael Borchetta, Chief Executive Officer of M2 Media Group. “This is a testament to the talented team we have here at M2 and their continued efforts, creativity and hard work.”
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 business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.