Signal Named Fastest-Growing Company by Crain’s for Third Consecutive Year

Inclusion in the 2018 Fast 50 List Underscores Growing Demand for Real-Time, Cross-Channel Identity Resolution

CHICAGO, JUNE 25, 2018 — Signal, the global marketing technology leader in real-time customer identity resolution across all devices and channels, today announced it ranked for the third consecutive year on the prestigious Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, which spotlights the city’s fastest-growing private companies.

Established in 2007, the Crain’s Fast 50 celebrates local private companies achieving impressive revenue gains over a five-year period. The annual list offers a reliable snapshot of the Chicagoland region’s top growth sectors, including technology, real estate, healthcare, marketing, retail and logistics.

Signal ranked #9 on the Fast 50 2018 list. “[The Signal] platform’s job: to help brands use the data they already have about customers to get better at advertising, merchandising and marketing to those buyers online,” Crain’s writes.

Signal was founded in 2010 to help marketers build an always-on identity foundation to fuel more contextually relevant marketing interactions. In the past five years, Signal has experienced a 1,741.3% increase in sales growth as identity solutions have emerged as a vital component of today’s digital marketing infrastructure. In addition to helping thousands of clients in the US, APAC, EMEA, and South America improve and optimize their cross-channel marketing campaigns, Signal has secured more than $70 million in venture capital funding to date and created more than 150 jobs.

“We are honored to return to the Crain’s Fast 50 list,” said Mike Sands, CEO of Signal. “Beyond organic growth in cross-channel marketing technology, our continued success is chiefly due to the persistence and unwavering dedication of each member of our organization.”

You can read the full Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 2018 list on their website.

Signal is the first and only Customer Identity Solution for enterprise. Signal’s platform transforms the customer experience by providing contextual relevance at all points of engagement, regardless of place or time.

Today, Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world generating more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, JetBlue Airways, Starcom MediaVest Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more.

Signal has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, appearing on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Originally published June 25, 2018

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