The Search Agency Named Rising Star in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 Program


Leading search marketing firm attributes exceptional revenue growth to hands-on account management and strategic development of new technology.

Santa Monica, CA - November 13, 2008 - The Search Agency (TSA) has been named a Rising Star on Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500. A special category, the Rising Star list ranks 10 companies that have been in business a minimum of three years, but less than five years. They are ranked based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over three years (2005 to 2007). Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 is a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America.

"We are thrilled and honored to be selected by Deloitte as one of the 10 fastest growing young companies in the nation," said David Hughes, chief executive officer for TSA. "This recognition validates our strategy of balancing high-touch account management with strategic investment in new technology. It reflects the overall market growth for search marketing services, positioning TSA at the forefront of this industry expansion."

"To be honored as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Rising Star, young companies must have achieved tremendous revenue growth over three years," said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. "Deloitte congratulates The Search Agency for earning their spot as one of the Rising Stars for 2008."

TSA has seen widespread interest in its suite of technology-driven search engine marketing services, particularly from online marketers dissatisfied with the results and level of service provided by their current search marketing firm.

Rising Star Qualifications
To qualify as a Fast 500 Rising Star, entrants must have had 2005 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, for the United States and Canada, respectively, and 2007 operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD Entrants must be headquartered in North America, and own proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues, or devote a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.

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