ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. Magazine has recognized Kobie as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, ranking the global leader in loyalty marketing No. 2586 on this year's Inc. 5000 list.
Since its inception in 1982, the Inc. 5000 list ranks private companies based on percentage revenue growth over the previous three years. Kobie has been an honoree eight times, continuing to prove itself as a distinguished and successful innovator in customer loyalty.
With revenue growth of 164 percent over the past three years, Kobie ranked 249th among advertising and marketing companies in the United States.
"Kobie is humbled to be honored for the eighth year on the Inc. 5000 list," said Bram Hechtkopf, CEO of Kobie. "Our growth is the result of our continued commitment to our most valuable assets -- our clients and teammates. With their continued support, we have been able to innovate both our technology and strategy to provide the best possible loyalty experiences. With the diversification of our team, client roster and services, we are excited for what the next chapter will bring to the Kobie family."
Beginning as a two-person company in 1990, Kobie has grown into a competitive marketing services provider in the loyalty and customer experience space, adding over 300 teammates since 2015. The company now counts over 450 teammates.
Kobie is a loyalty marketing company that designs, builds, optimizes and supports customer experiences for many of the world's most successful brands across a range of industries, including retail, financial services, entertainment, telecom and travel, among others.
For more on Kobie Marketing and to view career opportunities, visit kobie.com/careers.
About Kobie Kobie is a loyalty marketing company that designs, builds, optimizes and supports customer experiences for many of the world's most successful brands. Kobie believes in building relationships by deepening the emotional and behavioral connections brands have with their customers. Their integrated and innovative loyalty solutions deliver the most impactful results for their clients' bottom line. To learn more, visit kobie.com.
About Inc. Media 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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
Methodology The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.