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2013 Agency 100

By:   Date posted: August 28, 2013

agency-100During the past four years, the recession has affected a large part of both our professional and personal lives. Ad spend budgets, and consequently jobs, were cut as brands scrambled to stay afloat in a shrinking market and a changing online advertising landscape. While challenging, this period of time wasn’t short on opportunities. Those who felt stifled by the traditional advertising model founded agencies in basements and garages. Others refocused and redefined what an agency is or specialized in emerging marketing methods. The advertising industry became even more challenging, exciting and dynamic.

A few months ago, we announced that we would be celebrating the business of advertising by showcasing 100 agencies that demonstrated fortitude, strong relationships, great work and strategic ideas.

While these agencies do possess these qualities, they have also fought to grow and strengthen the financial stability of their companies. These agencies weren’t just focused on their clients’ business goals and how to achieve them; they wanted to meet — and surpass — their own goals. These agencies produced great ideas, but they did so by creating a financially stable framework on which they could take risks, pitch bold ideas, hire the best talent and fire the worst client. So while growth is important, it is just a signifier of creating the best kind of agency — the one you want to work for and the one clients want to work with.

Here are the 2013 Agency 100 recipients:

Rank Company Growth Rate
1 Yellowhammer Agency 6740%
2 iAcquire 5577%
3 Gravity Media 5128%
4 Mistress Creative 4549%
5 Webimax 3367%
6 Fueled 3,300%
7 Social Driver 1755%
8 Cardinal Web Solutions 1672%
9 SET 1528%
10 Platinum Advisor Marketing Strategies 1217%
11 MorrisCore 1028%
12 Carrot Creative 1024%
13 JESS3 973%
14 Owens Harkey 931%
15 Grok 805%
16 Internet Marketing Inc. 790%
17 Zambezi 761%
18 Ruckus 693%
19 BrandYourself.com 678%
20 digitalrelevance 676%
21 Likeable Media 591%
22 Rise Interactive 583%
23 No Limit Agency 497%
24 Silicon Cloud 479%
25 Huemanitas 476%
26 Tier10 430%
27 Corporate Renegade 430%
28 Elite SEM 400%
29 Walrus 366%
30 Sub Rosa 361%
31 Brick and Bond 331%
32 School of Thought 311%
33 Meers Advertising 299%
34 Proforma 282%
35 Boxing Clever 268%
36 Campus Special 262%
37 Webpage FX 253%
38 HYFN 253%
39 Inspira Marketing Group 243%
40 Hudson Horizons 236%
41 goBRANDgo! 233%
42 Peer Fly 212%
43 PowerChord 207%
44 Heat 204%
45 Huge 191%
46 Eyeflow 187%
47 Evolve Communications 181%
48 Adept Marketing 181%
49 Nebo Agency 173%
50 InTouch Solutions 169%
51 commonground 165%
52 Groove Commerce 161%
53 160over90 157%
54 Republica 138%
55 CreativeFeed 129%
56 Lincoln Loop 126%
57 Minds On 126%
58 Geary LSF Group 121%
59 R2 Integrated 107%
60 Manifest Digital 102%
61 RAPP 100%
62 The VIA Agency 92%
63 True Media 90%
64 Biggs|Gilmore 90%
65 HY Connect 86%
66 MediaCross 79%
67 Butler/Till 75%
68 crowley webb 74%
69 BusinessOnline 72%
70 iris Worldwide 70%
71 Critical Mass 70%
72 Nexus Direct 69%
73 Barker DZP 68%
74 Pereira & O’Dell 67%
75 Wpromote 66%
76 Write2Market 66%
77 Red Door Interactive 66%
78 Austin & Williams 64%
79 Renavatio Healthcare Communications 63%
80 The EGC Group 59%
81 Griffin & Associates 59%
82 Launch Agency 50%
83 Traction 47%
84 archer>malmo 46%
85 Higher Power Marketing 44%
86 Mekanism 42%
87 match action 41%
88 Wexley School for Girls 41%
89 TopSpot Internet Marketing 40%
90 Franklin Street Marketing 39%
91 LRXD 39%
92 SHIFT Communications 38%
93 Venables, Bell & Partners 34%
94 Lindsay Stone & Briggs 32%
95 Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners 30%
96 Blue Moon Works 29%
97 Blitz Media 29%
98 Glass Agency 25%
99 Struck 17%
100 Gumas Advertising 11%

 

The Agency 100 is co-hosted by American Management Roundtable.

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Jami Oetting is the Editor of The Agency Post. She is an advertising nerd who's big on creativity, quick wit and good conversation. Interact with her on Twitter @jamioetting or connect on LinkedIn or Google+.

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