Balihoo Named to 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the Third Year in a Row
Inc. magazine ranked Balihoo (www.balihoo.com), the premier provider of Local Marketing Automation (LMA) technology and services to national brands with local marketing needs, no. 853 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
This is the third consecutive year that Balihoo has been named to the prestigious list of America’s fastest growing private companies.
“Balihoo’s trajectory continues up and to the right in both customer and employee growth,” said Pete Gombert, Balihoo’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to be included among so many other great companies that are creating jobs in their local communities and driving innovation.”
Balihoo welcomed many new clients in the first half of 2012, including Aflac, Zumba and Thermo King. New client growth provides more than 150,000 dealers, brokers, agents, distributors, retailers and franchisees access to the Balihoo platform to conduct multichannel marketing campaigns customized for their local market with the power and influence of the national brand behind them. More details about Balihoo’s record growth can be found at http://bit.ly/MJu3rd.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000/welcome. Balihoo’s Inc. 500|5000 ranking can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/balihoo.
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. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.
Balihoo is the premier provider of Local Marketing Automation (LMA) technology and services to national brands with local marketing needs. By automating local marketing, Balihoo gives national brands unprecedented control over local marketing execution and the ability to control the customer experience closer to the point of purchase. Additional information about Balihoo is available at www.balihoo.com.
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