Spredfast Selected as a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner
Spredfast, the leading independent social marketing software provider, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winners.
Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Companies were evaluated and selected based on a set of five criteria including innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts.
Spredfast and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 winning companies will be honored this evening during AlwaysOn’s 11th annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Innovation Summit’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.
“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 is seeing an unprecedented shift from desktop to mobile. Concurrently, innovators in the cloud are making it possible for an entirely new generation of application and software solutions to enter the technology marketplace. The enterprise world has endured a long ramp-up to the cloud as well as finally accepting that mobile is here to stay. Now, businesses are demanding even more robust, secure applications with which to run their operations—anytime, anywhere,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The Global Silicon Valley is rising to this challenge with unfettered enthusiasm, providing business management solutions, IT infrastructure, and elegant, stable applications. Coupled with bleeding-edge consumer adoption of the latest and most powerful media applications, the companies on this year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 represent the highest-growth opportunities in today’s private company marketplace.”
The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list.
As a leading provider of social marketing software, Spredfast enables big brands to achieve great business results through the use of social media. Leveraging the company’s social media management platform, social teams are empowered to plan, execute and analyze all of their social programs from one location, gaining the ability to make smarter decisions, assess program performance and connect their social activities to bottom-line impact.
“We are honored to be named to the list of AlwaysOn Global 250 companies,” said Rod Favaron, Spredfast CEO. “In such a fast paced market, we are constantly innovating in order to equip our customers with the technology solutions needed to hit their social marketing success milestones and we’re thrilled to receive an award that recognizes innovative technology leaders.”
Based in Austin, Texas, Spredfast provides social media management software that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and measure their social media programs at scale. Spredfast enables more people, in more places, to engage in more conversations from a single platform on supported social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, and popular blogging platforms. Some of the enterprise and agency adopters on board with Spredfast include AT&T, Jason’s Deli, Warner Brothers, Whole Foods Market, AARP, AGAIN Interactive, Coty Beauty, HomeAway and Ogilvy.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.