Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2016) — Morning Consult, the rapidly growing media and research technology company, is experiencing record growth in the first half of 2016, CEO and co-founder Michael Ramlet announced today. Currently, the company sits at a 103 percent increase in sales year-over-year, a 782 percent increase in traffic to MorningConsult.com, and an expansion of its polling and market research operations.
“Morning Consult is growing across the board — from our editorial products to our research technology capabilities,” said Ramlet. “There is no other company doing what we are doing. By combining news and survey research, we’ve created a new type of company that avoids the pitfalls of the traditional media model and the stagnated ways of traditional polling organizations.”
In May, the editorial side, led by Editor-in-Chief Meghan McCarthy, expanded its news offerings by launching afternoon “news ticker” emails that have contributed significantly to the company’s growing audience base.
Morning Consult’s polling and market research operations, headed by Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp, have also continued to grow. Recently, the firm moved to polling 1,000 people a day, and joined forces with Vox.com and FORTUNE to conduct weekly polls on the biggest headlines in politics and business.
The company also recently welcomed a new slate of hires, including Roll Call’s Cameron Easley as Managing Editor, Kaitie Kovach as Deputy Editor, Eli Yokley as a political reporter, Neil Haggerty, formerly of CNBC’s Squawk Box, as a reporter covering tech, and James Byess, formerly of The Washington Post, as Web Developer/Product Director. Additionally, Libby Isenstein, of National Journal, became the company’s first Associate Creative Director, and Zach Koerber joined from Palantir as Director of Business Development in New York.
In the coming weeks, the firm will release updates to its flagship research technology database, Morning Consult Intelligence, that will include brand rankings for the country’s largest companies and politicians, in addition to expanding its polling capabilities to include 10,000 interviews per day.
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