Awards & Press
|Inc. 500/5000 Rankings - 2012
Ranked No. 2856 Overall
|Inc. 500/5000 Rankings - 2011
Ranked No. 3078 Overall
|Inc. 500/5000 Rankings - 2010
Ranked No. 2594 Overall
|Inc. 500/5000 Rankings - 2009
Ranked No. 1379 Overall
|Inc. 500 Rankings - 2008
Ranked No. 182 Overall
Ranked No. 9 in Top 100 Retail Companies
|Inc. 500 Rankings - 2007
Ranked No. 57 Overall
Ranked No. 5 in Top Companies in Telecommunications
Ranked No. 14 in Southeast Inc. 500 Companies
|NewEdge Networks MVP
2004, 2005, 2006
|NewEdge Networks Advisory Council
|MegaPath Rookie Of The Year 2009|
|Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List2008 Ranked No. 57|
|ACC Business Top Dealer Achievement - 2005, 2006, 2007|
|Covad Partner of Excellence 2005, 2006|
|Deltacom Dealer Roundtable 2005, 2006|
|D-Link Diamond Partner 2007, 2008|
|NuVox Dealer Advisory Board 2005, 2006|
Bridgevine Ranks on Inc. 500|5000 List for Sixth Consecutive Year
Only 10% of Companies Currently on the Inc. 500|5000 Have Achieved Comparable Recognition of Revenue Growth for Six or More Years in a Row
VERO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bridgevine, Inc. today announced that it has ranked—for the sixth consecutive year—on the Inc. 500|5000 list. This year, Bridgevine ranked #2856, up from #3078 in 2011. The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list was determined by percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. During that period, Bridgevine’s revenue increased 45 percent.
“Once again, it is an honor to be recognized by Inc. as one of the fast growing private companies in the United States,” said J. Patrick “JP” Bewley, Bridgevine’s chief executive officer. “Being named to the Inc. 500|5000 for six years in a row demonstrates our continued traction and growth. This achievement reflects the successful track record we’ve had with our premier partners, as well as our revolutionary technology, platform and digital marketing expertise. In addition, this accomplishment confirms that optimizing our technology for mobile computing and developing a Software-as-a-Service offering, both of which have driven our rapid expansion into new vertical markets, are paying dividends.” Mark Weibel, Chief Marketing Officer at Bridgevine, added, “Bridgevine was built from the ground up into a leading digital marketing organization. We harness innovation. We embody entrepreneurship. Having such a long representation on the Inc. 500|5000 list makes us part of the ‘most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs’. That recognition is truly an honor. We anticipate more success in the years to come, and with projected 30% growth in 2012, expect to be back on the List again next year.”
ABOUT BRIDGEVINE, INC.
Bridgevine is a leading advertising technology company that aids marquee brands with two solution sets—new customer acquisition and up-sell/cross-sell optimization. The first solution is focused on digital customer acquisition through a closed-loop platform that optimizes SEO, SEM, Mobile, Social, and Display marketing. The second solution enables brands to better monetize their customers through its up-sell and cross-sell web services solution. Through these solutions, the company has delivered more than $2.5 billion in revenue to enterprise customers such as Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, Constellation Energy, and DIRECTV. The company is quickly expanding its solution offering and customer base and has ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 for the past six years. Bridgevine is backed by major investors such as Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) and Constellation Venture/JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM).
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.
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Fayyaz Shah Joins Bridgevine, Inc. as Senior Vice President, Product Marketing
Shah will lead the rapidly expanding customer-acquisition and software-solution company’s expansion.
VERO BEACH, FL—Bridgevine, Inc., an industry leader in web-based customer-acquisition technology and marketing strategies, has hired Fayyaz Shah as senior vice president of product marketing. Fayyaz will lead the company’s product expansion leveraging it’s software solution, AMPConnect and the vertical expansion of it’s customer acquisition business. The announcement was made by Mark Weibel, co-founder and executive vice president of Bridgevine.
“This significant hire speaks to Bridgevine’s commitment to be the standard-setter in our industry,” Weibel stated. “Fayyaz brings to Bridgevine a proven track record as a strategic product marketing executive, and as an innovator in leveraging technology to optimize the customer experience, specifically around home and complex technology services.”
As head of product marketing, Shah will lead a staff that has helped double revenue over the past two years. He will play a pivotal role in expanding and deploying Bridgevine’s AMP (Acquisition and Merchandising) technology into several vertical markets, including energy, wireless, satellite and financial services.
Shah brings strong credentials to the task. He is a seasoned product marketing executive with extensive software development and global product management expertise. He has played a key role in the success of two of the largest and most respected companies in the online retail goods and services industry.
Before joining Bridgevine, he was vice president of product management and customer experience at Wayfair, the largest pure online retailer of home goods in the United States. During his tenure, the Boston-based etail giant achieved more than 30 percent annual growth rate and recorded revenues of $500 million in 2011.
Prior to that, Shah was vice president for global product management at Travelocity, one of the three largest online travel agencies in the world, where he managed a budget of $40 million. He led the development and launch of a new product that increased hotel sales by five percent and boosted customer conversion by ten percent through improvements to the customer shopping experience.
Shah earned an MBA in information management and an MS in engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He holds multiple patents for products he had developed.
ABOUT BRIDGEVINE, INC.
Bridgevine is a leading advertising technology company that aids marquee brands with two solution sets: a) new customer acquisition and b) up-sell/cross-sell optimization. The first solution is focused on digital customer acquisition through a closed-loop platform that optimizes SEO, SEM, Mobile, Social, and Display marketing. The second solution enables brands to better monetize their customers through its up-sell and cross-sell web services solution. Through these solutions, the company has delivered more than $2.5 billion in revenue to enterprise customers such as Comcast, ATT, Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, Constellation Energy, and Real Networks. The company is experiencing significant growth in revenue, almost doubling in the past two years, with an expected additional 30% growth in 2012. The company is also both EBITDA and cash-flow positive, with more than 100% growth over the past two years. The company is quickly expanding its solution offering and customer base and has been in the Inc. 5,000 for the past five years. Bridgevine is backed by major investors such as Safeguard Scientifics and Constellation Venture/JP Morgan.
Bridgevine Releases AMPconnect, Industry’s First Customer-Conversion and Cross-Sell Web Services Application
Web 2.0 marketing company is first to market with an external API allowing clients to bundle and sell 3rd-party services entirely within their own customer environment.
VERO BEACH, FL—Bridgevine, Inc., a leading Web 2.0 marketer, has released AMPconnect, the latest addition to its AMP (Acquisition and Merchandising Platform) suite of applications. AMPconnect is the digital marketing industry’s first Web Services application enabling major retailers, etailers and utilities to offer products and services within their own eco-system that they themselves do not offer. The announcement was made by Mark Wilkinson, Bridgevine Vice President of Operations.
According to Wilkinson, AMPconnect integrates the broad services catalog at Bridgevine directly into the CRM, online, and sales systems at our clients, and enables them to do virtual bundling using AMP and their legacy product catalogs. With AMPconnect, they can now offer their customers multiple products and services from multiple vendors in a single shopping experience without ever leaving their own website.
“With AMPconnect integrated into their own checkout and shopping cart technology, for the first time ever major etailers can now offer disparate yet related products and services to their online customers,” Wilkinson explained.
Wilkinson went on to say that AMPconnect makes hosted iframes and all of their challenges a thing of the past. AMPconnect offers a robust suite of API interactions that support the existing look and feel of our client’s brand. By integrating these bundled services in a single online buyflow, customer attachment purchases and conversion rates naturally improve.
“No one benefits from moving customers from a trusted branded purchase experience to an external website or application,” Wilkinson stated. “AMPconnect offers Bridgevine clients dramatically increased flexibility in a vastly expanded product catalog, as well as radically reduced time to market. Our clients can integrate to a single suite of dependable APIs that provides access to more than 75 providers, and begin offering their clients an expanded suite of bundles and special offers almost immediately.”
Bridgevine CEO Vinny Olmstead To Be a Featured Presenter at AGC and Safeguard Scientific Conferences
Leader of Web 2.0 marketing company to discuss trends in customer acquisition, new revenue opportunities and the technology drivers behind them at two of the premier forums for investors and venture capitalists.
VERO BEACH, FL—Vinny Olmstead, chief executive officer of Bridgevine Inc., has been tapped by America’s Growth Capital (AGC) to discuss the success of his company’s business model at AGC’s 2011 Digital Media, Internet and Mobile Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The conference, to be held on Tuesday, September 20th, is part of AGC’s two-day 8th Annual East Coast Emerging Growth and Digital Media Conference that begins on Monday the 19th. Two weeks later, on October 4th, Olmstead will be a featured speaker at Investor Day 2011 at The Yale Club of New York City, presented by Safeguard Scientifics.
In addition to discussing the strategy behind Bridgevine’s continued success with its current clients, Olmstead is expected to brief participants on new service offerings that have resulted in major new contracts with unregulated utilities and top national etailers. These latest initiatives include analytics and technologies that exploit the burgeoning consumer trend toward the use of mobile devices to research and purchase products, as well as the further development of the company’s proprietary AMP® (Acquisition & Merchandising Platform) software suite to include a Software-as-a-Service application.
Bridgevine is a leading aggregator; that is, a company that develops and deploys digital marketing strategies and technologies to acquire high-quality new customers. Its clients include a marquee roster of national, regional and local utilities, CATV, satellite television and etail corporations. Olmstead has piloted the Web 2.0 digital marketing company through nearly a decade of rapid growth in profitability and market share. Under his leadership, Bridgevine has been ranked on Inc. magazine’s “5,000 Fastest Growing Companies” list for five straight years, including a 2011 ranking of 277 among companies in the Advertising & Marketing category.
Bridgevine Makes the Inc. 5000 List for 5th Year in a Row
Web 2.0 marketing company ranks among the top ten percent in the Advertising & Marketing category.
VERO BEACH, FL—Inc. magazine recently released its ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in 2011, and Vero Beach, Fla.-based digital marketing company Bridgevine, Inc. is again on the list. Bridgevine was ranked #3,078 overall and #277 among companies in the Advertising & Marketing category. According to Vinny Olmstead, Bridgevine CEO, who made the announcement, this is the fifth year in a row that Bridgevine has been included in the Inc. 5000.
“In an inconsistent economy, we have logged consistent growth in profitability and market share,” said Olmstead. “From 2007 to 2010 we grew revenue 65% and we’re on track to record revenues in 2011.”
Known in the advertising industry as an aggregator, Bridgevine uses digital media to attract customers for its advertising clients and merchandising affiliates. Then, using a proprietary suite of software called AMP, or Acquisition & Merchandising Platform, the company facilitates bundled offers of various goods and services.
Among competitors in its niche, Bridgevine is known for its breakthrough technology and analytics. One reason for the company’s continued rapid growth is its early identification of a shift in the way consumers use the internet for e-commerce and its rapid innovation to take advantage of consumers’ rapid adoption of mobile devices to shop for and purchase digital home and small-business services, such as internet access, TV, telephony, utilities and security. As a result of its expertise, Bridgevine was recently tapped by Google to participate in a case study to gauge the effectiveness of the search giant’s Google Mobile Ads.
Bridevine’s merchandising affiliates include virtually all major cable-television companies, several large telcos, major retailers and etailers, and electronic couponing companies, as well as companies in industries as disparate as high-technology and insurance.
Bridgevine Provides Google with Evidence of Desktop to Mobile Crossover
VERO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following Bridgevine's use of Google Mobile Ads to drive customer acquisition for its clients, Google spotlighted Bridgevine in a recent case study. A leading digital marketing company, Bridgevine identified a colossal shift in consumer buying behavior, purchasing items via their smart phones and mobile devices, instead of their desktop. Read Full Article
Google Studies Bridgevine's Mobile Marketing
Mobile Marketing Matters Bridgevine discovers that more than 20% of buyers research on desktop, but place orders on mobile devices
Bridgevine is focused on customer acquisition empowered by its proprietary Acquisition and Merchandising Platform, AMP. AMP combines SEO, SEM, mobile, Daily Deals, Internet radio, display, social, and affiliates. Perhaps the most intriguing and consistent finding is the consumer propensity to research across channels such as desktop search, mobile search, and display. Bridgevine's solutions track the correlation among channels and have unearthed some intriguing results. The company has found that 7.6% of mobile leads and 20.8% of mobile buyers start by searching on their desktop computers, then place orders using their mobile devices. read more...
Bridgevine Expands Its Optimized Comparison Shopping Portfolio for Home and Digital Services
Vero Beach, FL, October 26, 2010, Bridgevine Inc., a leading online performance marketing company, today announced that it signed a strategic relationship with Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable TV provider, giving Bridgevine integration with the top seven multisystem cable operators (MSOs) in the United States.
As an external lead generation engine, Bridgevine delivers incremental, high-quality customers with a strong activation rate. Bridgevine utilizes its proprietary network of e-tail sites and marketing programs to bundle its partners' catalog of products, connect consumers with high-value offers and generate order acquisition.
Bridgevine's breadth of experience and longstanding success as a customer generator for the nation's leading MSOs enables the company to tailor its unique online marketing platforms, targeting the highest quality customers through its proprietary e-tail channels.
“Adding Cox Communications to our portfolio fuels Bridgevine's already strong growth, supporting our industry leading marketing optimization and comparison shopping service for home and digital services,” says Mickey Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer at Bridgevine. “Not only do we now service almost the entire U.S. cable market, but we provide consumers and distribution affiliates with a more diverse menu of services. We are thrilled to welcome Cox and believe this relationship speaks to the quality and reliability of our services, while fueling the continued growth and success of Bridgevine.”