SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ – Fast Company announced today its annual Most Innovative Companies ranking, honoring global pioneers such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco and Disney along with rising stars. Quantcast was named to the Fast Company list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies and also ranked third on their Top 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web list.

In the past year Quantcast has transformed the audience measurement landscape from static, retrospective aggregate reporting to live, impression level data that connects the planning, buying, and media fulfillment processes and delivers the most consistent and accountable audiences for the world’s media marketplace. Quantcast’s services are used extensively by the media and advertising industry including the top 10 media agencies, hundreds of marketers and the world’s leading premium publishers including NBC Universal, Time Inc. and MTV Networks.

“It was invigorating to engage with so many exciting new ideas and developments,” said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. “Our goal was to offer a snapshot of the creativity at work in the global marketplace, and to inspire the Fast Company audience with Illustrations of how powerful and effective business can be.”

To create this year’s Most Innovative Companies issue, Fast Company’s editorial team analyzed information on thousands of businesses across the globe. The result is a package unlike that of any other business media. The list is focused on identifying creative models and progressive cultures – to define the many forms of innovation that exist across the business landscape, in addition to revenue growth and profit margins.

Overall, Fast Company recognized 250 plus companies, including more than 75 non-U.S. businesses. In addition to the Top 50, Fast Company cited 59 Innovation All-stars, culled from past Top 50 honorees, plus ranked the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 24 categories, including advertising and marketing, biotech, film and TV, media, music, and sports.