Inc. Magazine Unveils Annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies– the Inc. 500|5000
Blue Vase Marketing Ranks No. 17 Advertising & Marketing Company in MA on the 2014 Inc. 5000
John Maihos, Director of Human Resources
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BEVERLY, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine ranked BLUE VASE MARKETING No. 17 Advertising & Marketing company in the state of Massachusetts and No. 3519 overall on the eighth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the second consecutive year that Blue Vase Marketing has been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000. The list represents the most inclusive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Blue Vase Marketing joins Living Social, Edible Arangements, and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. Blue Vase Marketing had an impressive 93 percent growth rate. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 505,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $211 billion.
“Being ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States for the second consecutive year is an amazing honor,” said Michael Alden, President and CEO. “I am tremendously proud of our achievements and looking forward to the future. We are thankful for the customers that have trusted and formed partnerships with Blue Vase Marketing, enabling us to experience growth and success since our opening in 2009.”
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. The experienced leadership team has the technical skill and marketing knowledge to create successful campaigns and works with clients to establish goals, direction and a road map for success. Blue Vase Marketing’s integrated approach for media management is analytics-based, generating sophisticated data and reporting to enhance results and efficiency for clients.
“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.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
More about Blue Vase Marketing
Blue Vase Marketing, LLC was founded in Beverly Massachusetts in February, 2009 by local business entrepreneur, attorney, and best-selling author of Ask More, Get More 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, has grown to a premier Direct Response firm providing full service turn-key solutions for Campaign Management of Direct Response Marketing products. 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 2014 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 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/5000.
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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. This year’s conference will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 through Friday, October 17, 2014, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.conference.inc.com.