AdweekMedia digital editors Mike Shields and Brian Morrissey rank the year’s ten hottest digital companies.  With this year s list topped by Facebook, the writers see the social media site as overcoming negative sentiments about its ad targeting and privacy practices.  The site continues to exhibit exponential growth in users as it draws in more marketers and bigger ad dollars.

Following Facebook, the top eight in the list are, respectively, Hulu, Twitter, Google, iPhone, Huffington Post, Bing and Wall Street Journal.  Among these digital giants, two less recognizable digital companies round out the top ten.  At number nine is digital media publisher Federated Media. Adweek describes the firm as one that s trailblazing in digital marketing, with campaigns focused on engagement and niche targeting.  The company has created notable social campaigns for companies such as Microsoft and Toyota.  Number ten is Addicting Games, the Viacom-owned casual game site that beats out the company’s entertainment properties such as MTV and Nickelodeon in audience.  Addicting Games has grown its audience by 47 percent this year to 15 million unique users, becoming the third largest casual game site behind Yahoo Games and EA’s Pogo.

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