INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Element Three, an Indianapolis-based marketing agency, ranks 1,151 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 – marking the agency's second consecutive year on the list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Last year, Element Three ranked 1,433 on the business magazine's annual listing.
"What an honor to be included in this prestigious list again. We've built an incredibly talented team. And, we have great clients that trust us – and empower us – to do awesome work," said President, Tiffany Sauder. "We have national B2C, local B2B and everything in between. But they all have one thing in common - they're committed to growth, and they're not afraid of taking a risk or two."
This year, the Inc. 5000 companies are ranked by the percentage growth of their annual revenue from 2011 through 2014. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on Inc.com, while the top 500 are featured in the magazine's September issue. The magazine also ranks these fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue and number of employees.
"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief, Eric Schurenberg. "You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don't achieve that kind of success by accident."
Element Three experienced three-year growth of 367% according to Inc. It grew from 7 to 40 employees over that span - with plans to hire more talent by year's end.
Part of Element Three's growth strategy has involved "specializing in attitude, not industry." The agency works with clients across diverse industries who have one thing in common: aggressive growth goals. A strategy that's paid off.
As Sauder herself confirms, "I'm thrilled with the growth we've experienced because we're helping our clients win in the marketplace. But we're not finished yet. I'm even more excited about the agency's future."
This Inc. honor is the latest accomplishment for Element Three, which recently earned a spot on the Indianapolis Business Journal's Fast 25 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Indianapolis area for the second year in a row. In addition, the agency announced plans to nearly double the talent in the agency by 2024 thanks to a generous grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Element Three also earned a Silver National Addy Award in July for a disruptive direct mail piece.
About Element Three
Element Three is an Indianapolis-based marketing agency that specializes in a "Business First" approach to brand development, marketing strategy and creative execution. Founded in 2006, the agency works with nationwide industry-leading brands that want to meet aggressive business goals, take a bold story to market and crush their competition. The company is a HubSpot Platinum Certified Partner Agency, is ranked in the 2014 and 2015 Inc 5000 and considered a "Fastest Growing Company" by the Indiana Business Journal in 2014 and 2015.
About the Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is an annual listing of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States and many well-known brands like Pandora and Zappos.com have made the list over the years. Inc. magazine introduced the list in 1982 as the Inc. 500 and expanded it to 5,000 companies in 2007 to give readers a deeper understanding of the nation's entrepreneurial landscape. Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award and a celebration of innovation. Companies are ranked by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Inc. also ranks the companies by industry, metro area, revenue and number of employees, and also highlight women- and minority-run companies.
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