YellowHammer provides managed services and technologies for advertisers, agencies, and publishers who want their online display advertising to operate more efficiently. It has developed the world's first "Performance Trading Platform" which is built for advertisers who want their online media buys to operate at the intersection between branding and direct response. The company was named #37 on Inc. magazine's "500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" and also named the "Fastest Growing Agency" by The Agency Post, having grown 6,740% in three years. In 2012, Yellowhammer ranked #18 on Crain's Best Places to Work, and its young management team was honored by the American Business Awards as the "Management Team of the Year."
- Industry: Advertising & Marketing
- Year Started: 2009
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- # of Employees: 40 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)
President & Chief Operating Officer
Hagan quite literally grew up with the online advertising industry. In 1999, while still in high school, he started ClickHype, an ad network that eventually served over 100 million ad impressions per day. After ClickHype was sold, Hagan co-founded Linkbucks.com, an advertising service for users of social networks. As CEO, he grew the site from a mere 500 visitors per day to the top of the Alexa Internet Traffic Rankings with as many as 30 million unique visitors daily. In 2009, he co-founded YellowHammer, an online advertising company funded by a personal credit card. Over the past 5 years it has grown rapidly, landing at #37 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies as well as opening offices in the United Kingdom and Brazil.
- Age: 32