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Likeable Media Named Highest Ranking Inc. 500 Social Media Firm, Demonstrates Social Media ROI

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NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inc. magazine ranked Likeable Media the 146th fastest-growing company in its 2012 Inc. 500 list of privately held companies in the U.S. Likeable was recognized by Inc. for the second year in a row as a result of four consecutive years of triple digit revenue growth. The global social media firm ranks among the top 20 advertising and marketing companies and among the top 10 companies doing business in New York City. Likeable is the highest ranked social media company on the list.

Likeable's CEO, Dave Kerpen, commented on the achievement stating, "We are thrilled to make the Inc. 500 list again, giving further proof that social media use can no longer be considered a trend, but an essential part of every company's business strategy and communications plan. It is the most effective way to join the conversation and drive revenue growth."

In its recently released white paper, Likeable demonstrated the power of social media to drive sales and addressed common struggles companies face when determining social media return on investment (ROI). The white paper, "3 Easy Ways Retailers Can Measure ROI From Social Media Efforts," outlines accessible, actionable methods for brands to better calculate ROI, demonstrated via case study examples. Request the full white paper here.

On Thursday, October 4, Kerpen will address business executives at the Inc. 500/5000 Conference in Phoenix. In the discussion, "Social Media: Do or Die," Kerpen will share proven strategies behind successful uses of social media to attract customers and drive revenue.

About Likeable: Likeable Media is an award-winning, global social media and word of mouth marketing firm with a focus on creating compelling content. Likeable Media has worked with over 200 brands such as Medtronic, General Electric, Neutrogena, Verizon, and Logitech. Likeable Media is recognized as one of Facebook's top 90 Preferred Marketing Consultants, and is the only agency to win three consecutive WOMMY awards from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). In 2012, Likeable Media was named number 146 on the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies List. Likeable consists of Likeable Media, as well as the small business software product Likeable Local.

About Dave Kerpen: Dave Kerpen is the cofounder and CEO of Likeable. Dave's first book, a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestseller, was Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (and Other Social Networks). His second book is titled Likeable Business: Why Today's Consumers Demand More & How Leaders Can Deliver. (McGraw-Hill, November 2012). Dave is a frequent keynote speaker at venues around the world and a contributing writer for Mashable, Inc., Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and The Washington Post. His work has been featured on CNBC's "On the Money," ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, BBC World News, and the New York Times, among others.

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CONTACT: Michele Weisman Marketing Director Likeable Media 240 W. 37th St. New York, NY 10018 (212) 660-2458 Michele@likeable.com

Source: Likeable Media