The recognition program honors companies and nonprofits providing people compelling reasons to care about them and offering inspiration for others to buy in
Los Angeles, October 25, 2022 – Fast Company announced today its second annual Brands That Matter list, honoring brands that communicate and demonstrate brand purpose. These companies and nonprofits have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and authentically communicated their missions and ideals.
The final list, which includes large multinational conglomerates, small-but-mighty companies, and nonprofits, recognizes 145 brands that give people compelling reasons to care about them—and offer inspiration for others to buy in. All 145 have found an ability to forge an emotional connection with customers, whether leading on the environment or pop culture, engaging B2B customers, or responding meaningfully to current events.
All brands that applied were considered for overall recognition. Additionally, there are also honorees on category-specific lists based on region, size, and status.
“This year, we’ve expanded the Brands That Matter program to evaluate honorees in the context of how they matter within the category in which they compete for people’s attention or loyalty. The result is a wide-ranging list of honorees that are making their mark on culture, and through social impact," said Brendan Vaughan, Fast Company’s editor-in-chief.
“At Therabody, we are on a mission to inspire everybody to keep their minds and bodies moving," said Benjamin Nazarian, Chief Executive Officer of Therabody. “We’re grateful this resonates with millions of people worldwide, and to Fast Company for recognizing how our product and content ecosystem helps put health and well-being into the hands of users."
At the intersection of health, technology, and disruptive digital wellness solutions, Therabody is redefining what modern health and well-being means to people across the globe. Over the past year alone, Therabody has significantly expanded its product portfolio to include a new line of wireless compression therapy boots, RecoveryAir JetBoots; a Period Pain Relief Program for its PowerDot device; and the brand new category of facial health with the launch of TheraFace PRO, which offers eight treatments in a single, handheld device. As the global pioneer in wellness technology, Therabody is constantly innovating and creating unique solutions that help consumers prioritize self-care and lead healthier lives.
Most recently, in September 2022, the company announced its first institutional funding round of $165 million and introduced eight new products that empower consumers to manage their own mental and physical well-being including SmartGoggles, the company’s first device to incorporate biometrics to help ease facial tension and headaches during the day and encourage relaxation and sleep at night through vibration, heat, and massage.
In addition to its robust product portfolio expansion, Therabody has broadened its consumer reach by investing in services and experiential retail. In February 2022, Therabody announced the rapid proliferation of Reset, the company’s whole-body wellness centers that aim to bring Therabody’s ecosystem of science-backed technologies to more people, under one roof. Therabody has opened five Reset locations across the U.S., and will have a total of 21 physical locations open by the end of the year.
Fast Company editors judged each brand on relevancy, cultural impact, ingenuity, and business impact to compile the list.
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The November issue of Fast Company magazine is available online now and will be on newsstands beginning November 1, 2022.
About Fast Company
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Therabody® is the wellness technology leader with a mission to inspire and enable every body and mind to keep moving. Founded by Dr. Jason Wersland who invented the category-defining percussive therapy device, Theragun®, to alleviate his own debilitating pain after a traumatic accident, the company’s product and content ecosystem has expanded beyond muscle recovery into hardware, proprietary software, digital content, and biometrics, that have proven benefits for body and mind.
Science is in Therabody’s DNA; products and services are validated using modern science combined with internal and external research. Therabody’s products and content are embraced by the medical community, sports and beauty industry leaders and millions of consumers worldwide. Currently available in more than 60 countries, including at company-owned retail stores and at Reset®, a whole-body wellness and recovery center, the product line includes proprietary technologies and leverages biometrics for personalized real-time therapies. For more information, please download the Therabody App for iOS or Android, visit www.therabody.com, or follow @therabody on social media.