September 22, 2010 – 919 Marketing Company, a full-service marketing and PR agency, was recently featured as a top 200 marketing and PR firm on Inc. Magazine’s 2010 Inc. 500/5000 List of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. 919 Marketing was highlighted as number 189 among other national firms and number 5 among other NC-based firms in the advertising and marketing industry with a three year revenue growth of 131%.
919 Marketing, similar to other companies in the Inc. 500/5000 list, has faced brutal economic challenges from 2006-2009. Despite those challenges, 919 Marketing was able to rapidly grow because companies took notice of its successful track record getting clients tremendous local and national exposure. 919 got clients covered in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times and on network shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, Hoarders and The Biggest Loser. This coverage generated millions of media impressions that helped clients increase brand awareness and sales.
“It’s an honor to be on the Inc. Magazine list, because each company on this list has been forced to get creative to generate revenue in one of the worst economic times our country has ever faced, says 919 Marketing CEO David Chapman. “We were able to grow because companies wanted the same success we gave our clients. Despite the economic environment, our seasoned staff did a great job generating and implementing cutting edge PR and marketing campaigns that delivered more than $300 million in media value for our diverse client roster.”
The Inc 500/5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at one of the most important sectors of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
Inc. president Bob LaPointe praises the companies on this year’s list for overcoming the tough economy. “The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”
919 Marketing provides marketing and PR services for a wide range of national clients in various industries, including franchise, healthcare, consumer products, and science and technology companies. Some of 919’s most notable clients include Senior Helpers, Doctors Express, Fibrenew International, Chord Buddy, Halo Monitoring, AdvantaClean, CESI Debt Solutions, and TempleTouch Thermometers. For more information on 919 Marketing and their clients, please visit www.919marketing.com.
To see the 2010 Inc. 500/5000 list, please visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2010/index.html.
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About 919 Marketing Company:
919 Marketing is a nationally recognized marketing, consulting and public relations firm with a proven track record of helping underdog companies of all sizes discover their competitive advantage and drive profitable business growth. Headquartered just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, 919 was founded over a decade ago by CEO David Chapman. 919 is an unconventional firm with an uncanny ability to develop winning marketing strategies for a roster of companies including The Rosetta Stone, Kerr Drug and Jersey Mike’s Subs.
919 marketing provides strategic planning, public relations, interactive marketing and creative development services – each utilizing proven processes that have been refined and validated over hundreds of client engagements. For more information, visit www.919marketing.com.
About Inc. Magazine:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,647, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.