SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Advertisers continue to increase their investment in online ads as a means to gain leads, acquire customers, and drive revenue. To ensure optimal performance of ads across multiple online channels, smart advertisers turn to digital ad management platforms, and at the forefront stands Marin Software. Over the past three years, Marin's revenue grew 1,274%, sparking Inc. magazine to rank Marin NO. 287 overall and NO. 26 among software companies on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
"On behalf of Marin's customers and team, we're honored to be recognized by Inc. for our rapid growth over the past few years," said Christopher Lien, CEO of Marin Software. "It's our goal to provide advertisers and agencies with the industry's premier digital ad management platform and to be an integral part of their revenue growth. Marin's success is proof of our ability to deliver results for our customers."
Founded in 2006, Marin Software provides advertisers a powerful, easy-to-use platform through which marketers can optimize digital ads across search, social, display, and mobile channels. Currently, more than 1,800 clients worldwide representing more than $4 billion in annualized ad investments use the Marin platform to manage their online advertising programs. In addition to its U.S. presence, Marin has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.
The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
"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 Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth over the past three years. The Inc. 500's aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.
About Marin Software:
Marin Software provides the leading digital ad management platform, with over 1,800 brands managing more than $4 billion in annualized ad investments on Marin. Offering an integrated platform for search, social, display, and mobile marketing, Marin helps advertisers and agencies improve financial performance, save time, and make better decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices worldwide Marin's technology powers marketing campaigns in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit: http://www.marinsoftware.com.
Inc. 500|5000 Methodology:
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. 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. For more information, visit www.inc.com.