Encino-based uSamp was among 100 companies recognized as one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine.

The online marketing firm ranked 11th on a list of “up-and-coming” privately held businesses chosen for their compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers and investment capital.

Since 2008, uSamp has helped businesses foster profitable relationships with consumers through its various collaborative market research tools.

In a prepared statement, Gregg Lavin, uSamp co-founder and president said the recognition from an organization of Forbes’s stature is “extremely gratifying.”

“As we continue to marry cutting-edge technology with real-world experience and a spirit of innovation, uSamp intends to keep delivering on the promise, for our current clients and for a host of new markets,” Lavin said.