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Group Nine Named One Of The World's Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company Awards Group Nine for “making social video the new TV, from breaking news to dog clips.”
Company Release
February 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2019) –  Group Nine, the no. 1 publisher for mobile audience, today announced that it has been named one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company for the second year in a row. Home to category leading brands NowThis, The Dodo, Thrillist, and Seeker - Group Nine was named to the social media category “for making social video the new TV, from breaking news to dog clips.”

In 2018 Group Nine was named no. 8 in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Video alongside Netflix and Hulu, for "applying the social-centric approach of its brands to Facebook and Snap shows."

Group Nine will be featured in Fast Company’s March-April issue. 

About Group Nine:
Group Nine Media is the no. 1 publisher on mobile with the largest mobile audience in the U.S. Group Nine boasts over 5 billion monthly video views [source: Crowd platform specific analytics modules] and reaches over 80% of U.S. adults in their 20s [source: Nielsen]. With over 140 million social engagements each month [source: ListenFirst Media], Group Nine's brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. Group Nine is home to NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched social news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 most-engaged science publisher on social. Group Nine acquired Emmy nominated, Cannes Lion and Sundance Film Festival award-winning production studio, JASH in 2017.

CONTACT:

April Mellody

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Devon Giddon

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Pierce White

(646) 218-9312

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