Index to Media 100, 2011 edition

Ad Age's 31st annual U.S. media company ranking

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100 Leading Media Companies is an annual ranking based on net U.S. media revenue. The Media 100 report appears on and in Advertising Age's print edition.

Next report: fall 2012.

100 Leading Media Companies
Main ranking with links to Media Family Trees 2011 profiles.

Media Family Trees 2011
Database featuring holdings, profiles and financial results of the Media 100.

Recovery honeymoon didn't last very long
Media 100 revenue rose 5.4% in 2010 following the tumult of 2009. But media markets are losing momentum as hopes for a long-lived economic recovery give way to fears of double-dip recession.
Article by Bradley Johnson

Digital takes the jobs lead in new mainstream media
Staffing at internet-media businesses and web-search portals soars
Article by Bradley Johnson

Media 100 totals by sector in 2010
Totals by media for the Media 100.

Media growth, 2000 to 2011
Media 100 revenue, U.S. measured ad spending and GDP

Largest companies by medium
Leaders in broadcast TV, cable networks, digital, magazines, movies, newspapers, out of home, radio, video/broadband and yellow pages.


Methodology for Media 100
How Ad Age DataCenter compiled this ranking.

DataCenter home page and scroll down to "Industry Contact Lists."> Media 100 reports back to 1997
Open the 100 Leading Media Companies archive.

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