Freestar In The News

AP News | Freestar Founders Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mountain Desert Region Award Winner

PHOENIX, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freestar, the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers, announced today that it’s founders are an Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mountain Desert Region Award winner. Hosted by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), the program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.

Phoenix Business Journal | EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 winner: Freestar changed the monetization game, saw revenue skyrocket

Careers in publishing have started in less colorful ways. David Freedman’s began in 2004 with a wall calendar of coeds in bikinis when he attended Arizona State University.

The model was simple — Freedman sold ad space on the calendar to local businesses — but it worked. By 2007, the calendar was a hit and duplicated at more than 20 other colleges. His company’s website had a good number of visitors but no way to make good money efficiently...

eMarketer | US Digital Display Advertising 2020

Our SVP, Publisher Operations, Jeff Kudishevich was quoted in eMarketer on US Digital Display Advertising 2020. "Digital ad growth is taking a serious hit this year from the coronavirus and related recession. But display ad spending will still post 5.5% in annual growth, thanks to increased investments in video ads, mobile, connected TV (CTV) and programmatic transactions..."

Phoenix Business Journal | Nine Arizona companies, led by Freestar, make prestigious Inc. 500 list

Nine Arizona companies, all of them based in the Valley, made the cut for Inc. magazine’s list of the top 500 fastest-growing firms in the nation for 2020.

Topping the state list was last year’s national leader and Inc.’s 2019 cover story, Freestar LLC, a company that helps publishers boost revenue by optimizing their online advertising. This year, Freestar dropped to No. 36 overall on a still-staggering growth rate of 7,239%.

AZ Big Media | 107 Arizona companies make Inc. 5000 list

Arizona is home to many innovative companies that are driving the state’s economy and that is reflected in the state’s showing on this year’s Inc. 5000 list. A total of 107 Arizona-based companies made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private firms in America for 2020. That is an increase of two Arizona companies over 2019.