Unruly Named As One Of The Top 10 Companies In Europe At The Media Momentum Awards
LONDON: 23 May, 2013 – Video technology company Unruly has been ranked among the top 10 fastest growing companies in Europe. The global platform for social video marketing ranked #7 in the 10th annual Media Momentum Awards, which recognise the leading companies in the digital economy.
The awards, hosted by GP Bullhound, have become the top league table for Europe’s high-growth digital companies. Unruly, the only social video technology company to finish in the top 10, works with top brands and their agencies to predict the emotional impact of their ads and get them watched, tracked and shared across the social web.
“It’s our highly-experienced, deeply passionate team and continuing investment in innovation and new technologies which is fuelling the company’s growth,” said Scott Button, CEO at Unruly. “Add into the mix an explosion in video consumption on mobile devices and the fact video advertising is the fastest-growing ad format worldwide, and video marketing technology continues to offer huge growth potential for the future.”
“The Media Momentum Awards aim to pick out Europe’s most promising growth-stage technology companies and celebrate the success that is being achieved,” added Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge.
“Previous winners include Klarna, Wonga, Vente Privee and King.com and each year we talk about how high the bar is becoming for emerging companies. 2013 was no different and we were been blown away by the talent and ground-breaking innovation of the companies entering.”
The Summit and awards take place in a different tech hotspot each year. The event is free, run as not-for-profit and financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of sponsors wishing to support entrepreneurship in Europe. Sponsors for 2013 included Berenberg Private Banking, Kemp Little, Acton Capital Partners, TA Associates, London Stock Exchange, Scottish Equity Partners, Northzone, Creandum, EDBI, Vivendi, Olswang, Frog, Moor and Ballou PR.
Video technology company Unruly is the leading global platform for social video marketing. Unruly works with top brands and their agencies to predict the emotional impact of their videos and get them watched, tracked and shared across paid, owned and earned media. We use our proprietary technology to turn target audiences into engaged viewers and engaged viewers into customers and advocates. Brands use our social analytics dashboard to benchmark their content, outsmart the competition and demonstrate superior ROI. We’re dedicated to finding elegant, data-driven solutions to the social marketing problems that challenge brand advertisers in today’s cluttered and confusing media landscape.
With an engaged audience of 978 million consumers, across the full range of mobile, tablet and second screen devices, Unruly has delivered, tracked and audited 2.8 billion video views across 2,500+ social video campaigns for over 400 brands including Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Volkswagen, Evian, adidas and Dove. We’ve worked with 60% of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands and our mission is to deliver the most awesome social video advertising campaigns on the planet.
Founded in 2006, Unruly has 11 offices and employs over 125 people globally. In 2012, Unruly secured a $25 million Series A investment – the largest ever for a private company in the social video space. The company has won over 15 awards including “Best Content Distribution Service” at the Braves Awards; “Digital Innovator of the Year” at the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 and #14 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012. To find out more visit www.unrulymedia.com.
About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound, an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm and Berlin, has served companies and their founders and investors since 1999.
We provide world-class advice on mergers & acquisitions and private/public placement as well as research and asset management to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. We are industry experts, specialising in digital media, eCommerce, gaming, social, online marketing, application and infrastructure software, consumer devices, integrated technology, telecommunication, solar, water and energy efficiency.
With a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation coupled with deep global buyer relations and have completed marquee transactions for many category leaders such as 192.com, Apertio, AudioAsics, Avito.ru, Bluewater Bio, CLX Networks, Concentrix, Cramer Systems, Funcom, Fjord, Glasses Direct, Handbag.com, Heliatek, King.com, Lastminute.de, Player X, Nanoradio, Neonode, Newbay, The Cloud, and Tradedoubler , Xjet Solar and many more.
We have an international team of 35 experienced corporate financiers focused on the technology sector, and as a firm we have closed over 135 successful transactions since 1999.