Inc. Magazine Names Advantage Media Group to 2016 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in U.S.

Charleston-based Advantage ranks no. 3115 with three-year growth of 109 percent

CHARLESTON, S.C. (August 17, 2016) – Advantage Media Group was listed 3115 on the 2016 Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s 35th-annual list of America’s most rapidly growing private companies. Named to the Inc. 5000 four out of the last five years, Advantage recently experienced a three-year sales growth of 109 percent with $6.1 million in revenue, securing its place in this year’s lineup alongside the country’s top independent small businesses.

“Advantage is dedicated to business growth and forward momentum, both as an organization and for our Members, so it’s an honor to have that success recognized by a prestigious list like the Inc. 5000,” says Adam Witty, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Media Group. “As our expert team of publishing, technology, marketing, public relations and design professionals continues to grow, so does our capacity to innovate in the business publishing and Authority Marketing™ space.”

Advantage is The Business Growth Company™, helping busy entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals become an authority in their field through book publishing, Authority Marketing and speaking platform services. Founded in 2005, the Charleston, S.C.-based company continues to experience tremendous growth, acquiring the Austin, Texas-based public relations and digital marketing firm Shelton Interactive in February 2016 and doubling the size of the Charleston office space this year. Advantage became one of the largest business book publishers in America in just 11 years, serving 850 Members in 40 U.S. states and 13 countries, but with the addition of the new office in Texas, Advantage is able to enhance its PR, content and digital marketing offerings to its Members as well.

The company was previously named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2012 (no. 2405, with a three-year growth rate of 102 percent and $2.2 million in revenue), 2013 (no. 3722, with a three-year growth rate of 79 percent and $2.5 million in revenue) and 2014 (no. 3664, with a three-year growth rate of 85 percent and $6.3 million in revenue). It joins other well-known brands such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp and Zillow, which first gained national exposure as Inc. 5000 honorees.

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says 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.”

Methodology

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. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.)

The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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/inc5000.

About Advantage Media Group

Advantage Media Group is The Business Growth Company™. Advantage specializes in Authority Marketing™ for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals who want to grow their business. They offer turnkey publishing and marketing solutions to position individuals and brands as leaders in their field. Advantage’s mission is to help their Members share their Stories, Passion, and Knowledge to help others Learn & Grow. The company was named to the Best Places to Work in South Carolina list for 2013 and 2014. For more information, visit advantagefamily.com.

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To schedule an interview with CEO Adam Witty or receive more information, please contact Shelby Janner at (512) 982.0944 or sjanner@advantageww.com.

 

 

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