​Britton Marketing & Design Group Named to the Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America

Fort Wayne, Indiana (August 19, 2016)—Inc. magazine today ranked Britton Marketing & Design Group No. 2,850 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great—usually from scratch.”

“It is exciting to be recognized for the second year in a row,” Jeff Britton, BMDG president and co-owner, said. “It’s always tough to get this award once, but twice in a row is a more exclusive club. It’s tough to keep on pace, since being included means sustained sequential increase. I doubt 2016 will be such a year for us, being an investment year, but I’ll bet 2017 could be another Inc. 5000 year for us—and we’ll move up the list too.”

BMDG was ranked No. 2,850 on the nationwide list, reporting three-year sales growth of 122 percent.

The 2016 Inc. 5000 was unveiled online at Inc.com, and the top 500 companies on the list will be featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands Aug. 23). The most competitive crop in the list’s history, the average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433 percent. The aggregate revenue of the companies on the latest Inc. 5000 is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8 percent of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 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 Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” said Inc. president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great—usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

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. 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. The Fort Wayne–based company counts Arhaus, Sherwin-Williams, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, and Pratt & Lambert Paints among its clients.

About the Inc. 5000

The Inc. 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 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015.

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 of delivering real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012, Inc.’s total monthly audience reach has grown significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.

For more information about Inc. and the Inc. 5000, contact:

Drew Kerr
Inc. Media
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com