5 Successful Creative Agencies from the Inc. 500 List


We can tell you where to find tomorrow’s successful creative agencies today.

2015 Inc. Magazine 500 List

They’re on the Inc. 500 List.

First published in 1982, this annual list puts the most successful private companies in one place for your strategic pleasure. It’s an entrepreneurs dream to see their company on this list. How do they do it? Post impressive revenue growth over a three-year period. And apply.

Most people would expect the list to be dominated by tech companies. While IT Services make a strong showing so does Advertising & Marketing. Take a closer look at five successful creative agencies that made the prestigious cut.

 

#27 SkyRocket Media

3-Year Growth: 8,111%
2014 Revenue: $11.8 M

Skyrocket Media climbed to #27 but focusing on one thing: digital customer acquisition. Another young company, they have a recipe for client success that’s fueled impressive growth. Any marketer struggling to attract high-quality customers should check Skyrocket out.

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#121 RevLocal

3-Year Growth: 2,960%
2014 Revenue: $12.5 M

How do you catch the 97% of consumers who search for local businesses online? RevLocal addresses a pain point felt by local business owner’s across the country: getting found but l. When you’re tired of haphazard attempts at Google AdWords, RevLocal can help with everything from paid search to content creation.

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#252 Progressive Dental Marketing

3-Year Growth: 1,764%
2014 Revenue: $4.4 M

Yes, dentists need marketing too. Founded in 2009, Progressive Dental has carved out a niche, servicing a huge industry that’s often overlooked when it comes to marketing. But it’s a no-brainer for the local dental practice looking to capture root canal and Invisalign clients. The next time you get retargeted for a $99 dental cleaning (plus x-rays!), you know who to thank.

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#408 Look-Listen

3-Year Growth: 1,158%
2014 Revenue: $3.9 M

Look-Listen is one of those digital agencies that crafts truly insightful experiences. 35 people strong, this agency has built a strong client list that includes GE, Synchrony Financial, and Steve Harvey (yes, Steve Harvey). A bonus for you: check out our previous coverage of Look-Listen.

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#486 Acceleration Partners

3-Year Growth: 946%
2014 Revenue: $13.8 M

E-commerce and consumer companies that need help acquiring profitable new customers should get to know Acceleration Partners. After all, they have made this list three years in a row. Continuous growth like that can only be fueled by satisfied clients. 90% of Acceleration’s new business track back to existing clients.

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About Claire Wallace

Claire writes about strategy, insight, and advice to help inspire smart and savvy marketers. She completed her MBA at UMass-Amherst and has been a team member at City Sports, MIT, and an organic farm in Maine. A former student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin, Claire now runs marathons, for fun! On her bucket list is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, dining at Per Se, and running the beautiful trails in New Zealand.