It’s looking like a good week at Photobucket as we’re pleased to announce that we’ve won both the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Company Award as well as a Hitwise #1 winner for the Entertainment/Photography category. That means that Photobucket.com ranked No. 1 by visits among all U.S websites in the Hitwise Entertainment – Photography category.
Thanks to all our users for making us a winner!
Official Press Release for OnHollywood 100 is just below the jump.
Photobucket Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnHollywood 100 Top Private Company Award Winner
Recognized for leadership in emerging technology for digital entertainment and media
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30, 2007 – Photobucket, the world’s largest personal media site, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies. The OnHollywood 100 is a power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media. Photobucket was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria–innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.
“Being named one of the OnHollywood 100 is a particularly poignant win for us, as Photobucket holds a unique position at the intersection of entertainment and digital media worlds,” said Alex Welch, CEO and co-founder of Photobucket. “Through Photobucket, entertainment brands are able to reach peer-influencers, while users creatively engage with branded content that is important to them. This is a trend that will only increase and we look forward to enabling its growth in the future.”
Photobucket and the OnHollywood 100 will be honored at the OnHollywood digital entertainment and media event, May 1-3, 2007, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.
“OnHollywood is an important forum that presents and debates the critical issues surrounding the transformation of the entertainment economy to one based on digital technology,” said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn.
“Digital technology has transformed the way content is created and delivered to consumers everywhere. The OnHollywood Top 100 companies are an elite group of innovators who are using this technology to revolutionize the industry.”
A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/8389
Photobucket is the web’s most popular creative hub, with more than 40 million users linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of web sites, including: MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, eBay, Craigslist, Blogger and Xanga. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices.
Photobucket has offices in Palo Alto, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at www.photobucket.com.