Sway Group Named To Inc. 500 List Of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Growth of Influencer Marketing Agency a Testament to Content Marketing Evolution

Aug 12, 2015, 14:13 ET from Sway Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sway Group, a leading influencer marketing agency, is honored to announce its ranking at number 466 on the 34th Annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. To make it among the top 500 companies on the list, honorees met at least a tenfold growth rate over the past three years; Sway Group surpassed this requirement with three-year growth of 993.3 percent, accomplished without outside investment. Known for its unparalleled reach of 90,000 influencers, in its four years Sway Group has built the platform and power to deliver integrated digital marketing solutions.

"From day one, our mission has been to produce great content by connecting brands with the right influencers for sponsored opportunities," said Danielle Wiley, CEO Sway Group. "As the industry has evolved to recognize the value of native advertising, Sway Group has grown with it and remains focused on identifying trends and opportunities for future development."

By bringing on an accomplished staff, capitalizing on market and social media trends and developing compatible new sales offerings, Sway Group has grown into an unmatched source of opportunities for brands looking to work with online publishers and has done so without any outside investment.

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list's history. Rankings are published online at Inc.com with the top 500 companies also featured in the September issue of Inc. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.

About Sway Group

Sway Group is a content marketing agency that represents some of the most well-known and rising star publishers across multiple social media platforms generating customized content, video, media campaigns, and dynamic events. Its Massive Sway network is comprised of 90,000 influencers from nearly all content verticals – parenting, DIY, food, technology, beauty, fashion, design and more. Sway Group connects corporate and agency clients with the right influencers to create compelling content marketing campaigns for tailored, high impact results.

In 2014, Sway Group was named to the San Francisco Business Times' List of 100 Top Women Owned Companies in the Bay Area and awarded the PR News Digital PR Award for Best Social Networking Campaign, as well as a Bulldog Digital/Social PR Award for Excellence in Online Communications. Visit http://www.swaygroup.com for more information.

About the Inc. 500|5000

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 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/5000.   

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