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Below are excerpts from some of the media outlets in which Cloud 9 Living has appeared.
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Adweek (December 2013)
Adweek Picks the Year's Most Bizarre Gifts
Private ninja lesson from Cloud 9 Living is "a gift your loved one will definitely remember"
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (December 2013)
Cloud 9 Living Gifts Featured on the 12 Days of Giveaways Bonus Day
For Ellen's "bonus day" as part of the 12 Days of Giveaways, she surprised her audience with gift certificates to Cloud 9 Living.
Inc. Magazine (September 2013)
Cloud 9 Living named to Inc. 5000
For the fourth year in a row Cloud 9 Living was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, with a 3 year growth rate of 94%.
Marie Claire (June 2013)
Your Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide
"Whether he wants to race a Ferrari, play a round with a professional golfer, or be a top gun pilot for the day, he doesn't have to dream anymore. Cloud 9 Living is the experience-giving gift that allows people to live out their dreams..."
Boulder County Business Journal (May 2013)
Cloud 9 Living named to Mercury 100 for Fifth Straight Year
For the fifth straight year, Cloud 9 Living was named to the Mercury 100 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
Men's Fitness (February 2013)
Valentine's Day Gift Guide
"Don't blow it this year. We'll help you score big this Valentine's Day with women-approved gifts for her that are guaranteed to please."
Inc. Magazine (September 2012)
Cloud 9 Living named to Inc. 5000
For the third year in a row Cloud 9 Living was part of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing private companies in the U.S. with a 3-year growth rate of 92%.
PR Web (July 2012)
Cloud 9 Living Named to Mercury 100 for Fourth Straight Year
"Experience Gift Company Cloud 9 Living Ranked #26 on 2012 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in Boulder and Broomfield Counties."
Discovery Channel (June 2012)
Father's Day Gift Guide: 12 Perfect Gifts for Every Type of Dad
"If Dad has more toys than the average 5 year-old, more clothes than the pages of GQ, and more gadgets than a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, you're not going to give him more stuff. Instead, give him the experience of a lifetime."
Huffington Post (June 2012)
Gifts for the 2012 High School Graduate
In an effort to save parents the stress of shopping and college-bound graduates the disappointment of lackluster loot, the team at Huffington Post made their recommendations for the top gifts for the graduating class of 2012, and Cloud 9 Living experience gifts made the cut.
Ad Week (April 2012)
This Year, Give Mom a Dog Fight - Forget the Flowers, Innovative Brands are Putting an Experiential Spin on Mother's Day
"Taking hands-on to the next level is a company called Cloud 9 Living which is advertising a range of 'experiential' Mother's Day packages, including bull-riding lessons, a Cardio Strip Tease Dance Package and something called 'Fighter Pilot for a Day'..."
Shape Magazine (February 2012)
Valentine's Day Gifts for Men
Cloud 9 Living experience gifts were featured as part of Shape Magazine's Valentine's Day gift recommendations as a way to give the man in your life a Valentine's Day gift to truly get his heart pumping.
The Today Show (February 2012)
Valentine's Day Gifts for Guys
Amy Schlinger, editor at Shape Magazine, appeared on the Today Show to give her take on this year's hottest Valentine's Day gifts for men. Experience Gifts from Cloud 9 Living made the cut and were one of her top picks.
Los Angeles Times (December 2011)
Experiences - The Gifts That Keep on Giving
"With Christmas Day looming, shoppers are running to malls to pick up sweaters for the siblings, slippers for Dad and a pair of earrings for Mom. But some are opting for a different kind of present altogether: experiential gifts."
The Travel Channel (October 2011)
Ultimate Family Travel
The crew from the Travel Channel visited Cloud 9 Living headquarters in Boulder, Colorado for an interview about what types of unforgettable experiences Cloud 9 Living has to offer families. The crew then documented a family enjoying our America's Cup Sailing experience on beautiful San Diego Bay.
Inc. Magazine (September 2011)
Cloud 9 Living Named to Inc. 5000
Cloud 9 Living for the 2nd year in a row was among Inc. Magazine's fastest growing private companies in the US with a 3-year growth of 111%.
PR Newswire (May 2011)
Cloud 9 Living Named to Mercury 100 for Third Straight Year
Cloud 9 Living, the Boulder-based provider of Experience Gifts across the United States, finished 17th on the list of companies with annual revenues greater than $2 million, reporting a 65.16% 2 year growth between 2008 and 2010.
Advertising Age (March 2011)
New Gift Card Trend Swaps Stuff for 'Social Capital'
Advertising Age magazine examines the growing trend among consumers towards giving "experiential gift cards" from companies like Cloud 9 Living due to their creativity and the flexibility they offer gift recipients.
The Nate Berkus Show (December 2010)
Holiday Gift Guide
Cloud 9 Living was featured on The Nate Berkus Show in this year's Holiday gift guide.
CNBC.com (November 2010)
For The Clients: Corporate Gift Giving 2010
Cloud 9 Living's Experience Gift Certificates were selected as one of the top holiday corporate gifts to give to clients by CNBC.com.
Inc. Magazine (September 2010)
Cloud 9 Living Named to Inc. 500
Cloud 9 Living was ranked the 468th fastest growing private company in the US by Inc. Magazine with a 3-year growth of 642%.
The Today Show (February 2010)
Creative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Gift giving guru Roby Spizman highlighted Cloud 9 Living and our Golf Lesson With a PGA® Pro experience as a great Valentine's Day gift idea. Click Here for the video clip.
Boulder County Business Journal (May 2009)
Cloud 9 Named 2nd Fastest Growing Company in Boulder County
Cloud 9 Living took 2nd place in the Boulder County Business Report's annual ranking of the fastest growing companies in Boulder County. Click here for the article.
Parade Magazine (May 2008)
Adventures For Mom
Another site for great unexpected gifts is cloud9living.com. Surprise her with an aroma stone massage, surfing lessons or a gondola cruise.
CNBC (December 2007)
High Net Worth, hosted by Tyler Mathisen
Cloud 9 Living, and founders Adam Michaels and John Augst, were featured on a holiday gift giving segment that showcased our Dig This!, Weightless Flight and Fighter Pilot for a Day experiences.
The Wall Street Journal (December 2007)
Loyalty Points That Buy A Night With Travolta
InterContinental has teamed up with a company called Cloud 9 Living to, among other things, offer its members the chance to fly an Italian-built fighter plane through simulated aerial combat (475,000 points) and swim with great white sharks 200 miles off the coast of Mexico (100,000 points).
USA Today (November 2007)
Holiday Gift Guide
"An experiential holiday Christmas gift can have much more intense and lasting impact on the recipient..."
The Today Show (November 2007)
Gifts on a Budget
"Cloud 9 living is a wonderful way to give a personal gift to somebody who would never buy it for themselves."
The Wall Street Journal (February 2007)
Valentine's Day Gifts: He Shops, She Shops
"Any other day of the year, an ugly sweater or a cheap-looking pair of earrings is just further evidence of your poorly developed shopping skills. On Valentine's Day, it becomes a "symbol of our relationship." Get it wrong, and it may be your last… Cloud 9 living will come into your home and prepare a gourmet meal, with matched wines."
Outside Magazine (December 2006)
The Outside 100 , The Years Most Important People, Ideas, Trends and Gear
#31 - Cloud 9 living. "Launched nationwide in September, the company offers everything from driving a dog sled to diving with great white sharks"
Los Angeles Times (December 2006)
Presents that are Outside the Box
"Instead of sweaters, toasters and paperweights, many adults will be receiving surfing lessons, parachute jumps, spa visits, gourmet meals and exotic vacations as gifts this year. Cloud 9 was founded to accommodate what Adam Michaels (CEO) saw in this country as "an overall shift in society from wanting material possessions to wanting life experiences."
InStyle Weddings (December 2006)
Register for the Experience of a Lifetime
"Sign up for horseback riding, wine tasting, hot-air-ballooning or sailing at www.cloud9living.com"
Chicago Tribune (November 2006)
Some Gifts Give Life Experience
"Welcome to the 21st century of gift-giving. Overwhelmed and overstuffed with shirts and slippers and games and gadgets, more Americans are eschewing traditional presents and giving life experiences for the holidays."
Boulder County Business Report (November 2006)
It Beats a New Tie!
"Instead of giving your esteemed employee a poinsettia for a holiday gift, this year opt for a night-vision Hummer tour or an aerobatic glider ride. Cloud 9 living, a Boulder-based company, offers an array of "experience gifts," a more visceral delight for recipients than a predictable wrapped and ribboned "thing."