2010 Top Performance Marketing Companies in the Inc 5000

Last year, I started a tradition of culling through the updated Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies to try and identify companies that are primarily focused on Performance Marketing / Affiliate Marketing out of the list to see how our industry is doing.  (Click here to see 2009′s list). Here are the top Affiliates, Affiliate OPMs, and Affiliate / CPA networks in the Inc 5000 for 2010 based on Revenue Growth from 2006 to 2009.  If I missed any companies, I apologize, it’s not always easy to identify performance marketing companies by their descriptions on Inc.com  and their websites.

Affiliates in the 2010 Inc 5,000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Company 2010 Ranking Employees 2009 Revenues
Lead Research Group 23 Employees 7.7M
Future Ads 56 52 50.6M
Epicenter Network 118 18 13.7M
LeadQual 148 78 6.8M
Wyngate International 163 18 2.4M
All Web Leads 441 36 48.8M
imwave, inc. 1420 7 4.1M
Wpromote 2740 60 8.4M
Saveology.com 4205 450 117.7M

Affiliate OPMs in the 2010 Inc 5,000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Company 2010 Ranking Employees 2009 Revenues
Rise Interactive 455 14 2.6M
The JAR Group 475 16 3.1M
NETexponent 707 17 7.8M
LSFinteractive 1143 72 19.2M
iMarketing 1216 25 35.5M

Affiliate Networks in the 2010 Inc 5,000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Company 2010 Ranking Employees 2009 Revenues
Digital Advertising 14 7 11.3M
AvantLink.com 171 6 3.3M
EmoryDay 232 8 5M
Pontiflex 273 41 6M
Intermark Media 312 47 92.6M
Panthera Interactive 317 9 4.5M
The Media Crew 369 15 4.5M
MediaTrust 478 60 59.8M
One Technologies 569 128 68.9M
Intela 621 45 17.1M
Lead Flash 881 45 50.8M
Affiliate Media 966 14 7.2M
Motive Interactive 977 14 17.3M
Adperio 1648 53 36.8M
LeadPile 2630 10 11.5M
QuinStreet 2742 477 260.5M

About Adam Viener

Adam Viener is the Chairman & Founder of imwave, inc, a leading performance search engine marketing agency. Imwave focuses primarily on building and launching effective pay-per-click search engine keyword marketing campaigns for companies paying commissions on sales and leads generated. In both 2009, 2010 & 2011 Imwave was recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. Magazine. Imwave recently announced they had served over 5 Billion ads for their clients!

Adam, a serial internet entrepreneur, founded one of the first commercial internet service providers (ISPs) in 1993. He has a deep understanding of internet technologies and profitable internet marketing tactics. Adam currently sits on the publisher advisory boards for Commission Junction and the Google Affiliate Network.

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  • Rebecca Madigan

    Great post! Good to see our industry is making an impact. The number of OPMs has gone up, a very good sign for that segment. The number of networks went down quite a bit, and it looks like only 6 who were on last year's list made it to this year. I didn't realize networks were so volatile.

    Congrats to all the companies who are on the list – you're ones to watch!

  • http://www.m4n.nl Klaas

    Hi Adam,

    If this is a stupid question just say so. Where are CJ (ValueClick) and Linkshare in the list?
    I'm dutch affiliate network owner and not so familiar with the names? Could you put the URL of domains in the list?
    Or could you mail them to me? Do you have an idea of the google affiliate network revenue?