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.