Content Marketing Institute named to Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies Cleveland-based company is the fastest growing business media company

CLEVELAND, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) No. 468 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

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Overall, Content Marketing Institute's three-year revenue growth was approximately 1,000% for the second year in a row, and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the 4th fastest growing private company in Northeast Ohio and the 12th fastest in the state of Ohio. The company was also ranked as the fastest growing business-to-business media company, and the 8th fastest growing media company overall. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.

CMI, headquartered in the West Park area of Cleveland, Ohio, operates the largest content marketing event in the country, Content Marketing World and publishes Chief Content Officer magazine.  The entire CMI team is dedicated to helping enterprise-level marketing professionals navigate through the ever-changing field of branded content creation and distribution.

"The rise of content marketing has led to a number of new business models," stated CEO Joe Pulizzi, who founded the company in 2007. "The mix of online content creation and social media have enabled companies like ours to exist and make an impact. We not only use content marketing to build our business, but we've built all our products and services around the concept that all brands need to think and act like media companies."

"[The Inc. 500|5000] are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

CMI's annual Content Marketing World is being held in Cleveland, OH, Sept 9-12, 2013. Registration is still open. Over 1,200 attendees from 35 countries have already confirmed to attend. Hundreds of companies are represented including Bed Bath & Beyond, Capital One, CareerBuilder, Cisco Systems, Cleveland Clinic, HP, Hyatt, KeyBank, Motorola, Northwestern Mutual, Progressive, Rackspace, Riverbed, Salesforce, SAP and USAA.

About Content Marketing Institute (CMI)

The Content Marketing Institute is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event, the largest content marketing-focused in-person event, will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, September 9-12, 2013. CMI also produces the quarterly magazine Chief Content Officer, and provides strategic consulting and content marketing research for some of the best-known brands in the world.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

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