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WillowTree Apps Recognized for Third Consecutive Year on Inc. 500|5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies; Jumps 524 Positions Over 2013 Ranking

Mobility Leader Takes #454 Spot on 2014 List; Clients Including AOL, Johnson & Johnson and GE Turn to WillowTree for Mobile Business Strategy Expertise

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- Leading U.S. digital transformation provider, WillowTree Apps, today announced their ranking at #454 on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. 2014 marks the third consecutive year of WillowTree's inclusion on the distinguished list, with the agency moving up 524 positions over its 2013 ranking.

Organizations continue to recognize the power of mobile as a business game-changer. However, few organizations have the internal resources required to successfully develop a mobile strategy and bring it to life with innovative design and development talent. Earlier this year in its report entitled "Navigating the Fast-Moving Landscape of Digital Implementation Partners," Forrester Research cited WillowTree Apps as a leading "digital specialist" -- an organization with a "focus on technology solutions in mobility, social media, analytics, or cloud."

"WillowTree's continued rapid growth is testament to the fact that organizations in industries such as healthcare and media and entertainment, especially mobile video delivery, as well as specific enterprise functions like sales force enablement and field service support, recognize huge efficiency gains and return on investment from mobile," said Tobias Dengel, CEO of WillowTree Apps.

"We thank our clients and partners for their continued trust in WillowTree and are very proud of our team and of this third-time honor from Inc. magazine," added Michael Prichard, WillowTree's Founder and CTO. "We are in an unprecedented time where companies and organizations can truly engage, albeit through apps and connected devices, with their customers and work forces to make their lives better. We are seeing this in all sectors including Healthcare and Enterprise."

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

About WillowTree Apps®
WillowTree Apps is a new breed digital transformation partner spanning business, technology and user experience (UX). Founded in 2007, WillowTree brings together all the skills required for true enterprise-level mobile deployments that solve real business problems. Major companies including GE, Johnson & Johnson, Time Warner, AOL, AEG, the NBA, and Harvard Business Publishing trust WillowTree to guide and execute their mobile initiatives, and come back again and again based on the company's proven track record for creating innovative mobile solutions through expert strategy, design and development. For more information, visit www.willowtreeapps.com.

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