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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000
BLUE VASE MARKETING Ranks No. 9 Advertising & Marketing Company
In MA on the 2013 Inc. 5000 with 222% Growth
NEW YORK, August 21, 2013 — Inc. magazine ranked BLUE VASE MARKETING the NO. 9 Advertising & Marketing company in the state of Massachusetts and NO. 1,736 overall on its seventh annual Inc. 500|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. Blue Vase Marketing joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“Being ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States is an amazing honor,” said Michael Alden, President and CEO. “I am extremely proud of our achievements and looking forward to the future. Blue Vase Marketing is where it is today because of the hard work and dedication of its employees.”
Blue Vase Marketing, LLC is a full-service Direct Response Marketing agency servicing products from concept to doorstep, focused on delivering through clear, concise and compliant techniques. Their experienced leadership team works with clients to establish goals, direction and a road map for success.
“Our mission is to be the most successful and respected Direct Response firm in the world by providing excellent services to our customers, continuously exceeding expectations and maintaining the highest ethical standards in the industry,” according to Alden.
In a stagnant economic environment, Blue Vase Marketing had an impressive 222 percent growth rate compared with the median growth rate of 142 percent for 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
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 www.inc.com/5000.
“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.
More about Blue Vase Marketing
Blue Vase Marketing, LLC was founded in Beverly Massachusetts in February, 2009 by local business entrepreneur and attorney, Michael Alden. A proud native of Beverly, Alden’s unique business perspective coupled with his legal background has enabled Blue Vase Marketing to become one of the fastest growing companies on the North Shore. What started only a few short years ago as a small call center with 10 total employees has grown to a 110 employee premier Direct Response firm providing full service turnkey solutions for Campaign Management of Direct Response Marketing products. To facilitate its business, Blue Vase Marketing has dedicated itself to remaining locally owned and operated by focusing its recruiting efforts on the Massachusetts North Shore area with company employment ranks comprised almost exclusively of North Shore residents.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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 www.inc.com/500.
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 www.inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10–12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.
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