paidContent 50: The world’s most successful digital media companies

40. Monster Worldwide

Advertising, United States (Public)

Last year’s rank: #20

Digital Content Revenue

$1,040,000,000 (100% of total)

Digital Snapshot

Monster started out as an online job board and has grown to encompass a variety of digital career services, with global career bookings up 18 percent in 2011.

Key Move

Early this year, Monster nabbed a $20-million, four-year contract with the UK government — its largest international transaction ever, showing its increasing focus on global expansion.

Our Methodology

Monster reported its annual revenues, consisting of three categories: Careers-North America, Careers-International, and Advertising & Fees.
Source: Company disclosure.

— Laura Owen