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Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — the Inc. 5000

August 17, 2015

Britton Marketing & Design Group Ranks No. 2,720 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 134 Percent

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, Aug. 12, 2015Inc. magazine today ranked Britton Marketing & Design Group No. 2,720 on its 34th annual Inc. 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. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States,” says Jeff Britton, president of BMDG. “We are lucky to have such an amazing team and roster of clients to work with.”

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands Aug. 18 to Sept. 22), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. 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 Inc.com/inc5000.

“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 sixfold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from Oct. 21 – 23 in Orlando, Florida. Speakers will include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show The Profit; Robert Herjavec, one of the main "sharks" on ABC’s Shark Tank; KIND founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky; and Goodshop co-founder and managing director JJ Ramberg.

More About Britton Marketing & Design Group
Specializing in brand-centered content creation, Britton Marketing & Design Group has helped some of the world’s most beloved lifestyle brands deepen their connection with consumers. The Fort Wayne–based company counts Vera Bradley, Peter Millar, Sherwin-Williams, Ace Hardware, Peg Perego and Dutch Boy among its clients. Founded in 2006, the agency works across a wide range of disciplines — including strategy, branding, direct marketing, retail design, digital and video — with a belief that the best way to illuminate meaningful brands is with great strategy overlaid with inspiring, brand-centered creative.

CONTACT:    
Meghan Britton-Gross
meg@brittonmdg.com
260-469-0450


More about Inc. and the Inc. 500/5000:


Methodology
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 Inc.com/5000.   

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. was winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit Inc.com.

The Inc. 500/5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit Inc.com.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com