NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine has ranked The Marketing Center on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year's list. The Marketing Center joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
Founded by Nathan Chapman in 1991, The Marketing Center is a New Orleans-based marketing consulting firm and advertising agency that specializes in helping attorneys build profitable Social Security Disability legal practices. The Marketing Center has taken a niche approach using high-quality television coupled with results-driven media planning and buying, effective SEO tactics, and quality lead-driven websites.
"Being listed in Inc. 5000 is a testament to The Marketing Center's team of 20 passionate professionals," said The Marketing Center President Nathan Chapman. "Every year, we have broken our previous record in billings, regardless of recessions or even Hurricane Katrina. We now appreciate this national recognition."
Client growth and retention is another measurement of the agency's success. "Our clients are central to everything we do," said Account Manager Katie Baxter. "While our team is very happy with this award, we realize none of this would be possible without the wonderful clients we serve around the country."
The Marketing Center, which grew 40% over a three year period, had $2.4 million in 2010 revenue.
"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.
Complete results of the Inc. 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/5000.
Founded in 1991 and based in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Marketing Center is a leader in providing syndicated television campaigns for clients around the United States. The Marketing Center currently has campaigns in 140 TV DMA's around the United States. For more information, visit www.themarketingcenter.com.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOP 10 INC. 5000 COMPANIES
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.
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