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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..."

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Agencies, Consulting Firms Make A Big Showing In 2020 Inc. Mag Revenue Survey

Ad tech used to generate most of the hype when it came to high-growth ad industry startups. But as the category matures, services firms that help brands navigate the complex world of digital advertising are growing faster.

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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.

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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%.

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Freestar Acquires Chocolate’s App Mediation Tech And Expands Into The App World

Ad management firm Freestar said Tuesday it has acquired Chocolate’s app mediation platform so it can serve more mobile app publishers. Terms were not disclosed. Freestar is largely a services company that performs tasks such as setting up header bidding and optimizing yield for about 400 desktop and mobile web publishers.

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Phoenix Business Journal

Freestar acquires new tech to expand in-app monetization platform and team

A fast-growing Phoenix technology company has made a move to further expand its ad-optimizing offerings to the digital marketplace.

Freestar, an advertising tech company, said July 28 that it had acquired mediation technology from Vdopia’s Chocolate app. This new technology has since been integrated into the existing Freestar in-app monetization offering. Vdopia is based in Silicon Valley.

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Inc. Magazine

How Did This Phoenix Tech Company Achieve a Staggering 36,000 Percent Growth?

The results are in and Freestar is #1! Inc. Magazine, featuring our founders, Chris and David, tells the story of how Freestar became the fastest-growing private company in America in 2019! "When Freestar co-founders Chris Stark and David Freedman started their business, it was built on a very different idea than the one that ultimately landed them atop this year's Inc. 500."

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Business Insider

Freestar Ranks No. 1 on the Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — 2019 Inc. 5000

Business Insider covers the exciting announcement that "Freestar, the leading monetization partner for websites, earned the coveted No. 1 position on the annual Inc. 5000 list -- the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies." The article features our founders, David Freedman and Chris Stark, and talks a little bit about the Freestar journey.

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Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Online Ad Company Expecting Big Things After Investment

Freestar and its co-founders David Freedman and Chris Stark were prominently profiled in a full-length article on The article detailed Freestar’s unique expertise, rapid growth, and plans to further expand the company with new hires in 2017.

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Insiders Predict What’s Next After Shock-Waves In Digital Ad Arena

Freestar's VP of Marketing, Jen Cherniske, was quoted in an article in Forbes about the current advertising landscape and what’s in store for brands and online publishers. She noted that the smaller niche publishers Freestar works with currently have an edge in the market.

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Tech AZ

Meet David Freedman

Freestar co-founder David Freedman was featured on the popular tech blog TechAZ. He discussed his background, how Freestar was created, and how the company is helping hundreds of websites see unprecedented results.

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AdTech Daily

Why Data Science is So Important for Today’s Digital Publisher

Data science – it’s without a doubt a buzzword in today’s digital publishing world. Until recently though, it was something associated with only a handful of large publishers: Hearst and The New York Times to name a few. For some time, these behemoth publishers have been investing resources into developing robust data science departments to inform their content strategies and fuel their digital advertising revenue.

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