Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AGENT X today announced that it has been ranked number 1,637 on Inc. magazine's sixth annual Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. With an impressive three-year growth rate of 179 percent and ranked number 157 in the Advertising & Marketing category, AGENT X joins a prestigious list of successful companies, including Yelp, Levi Strauss, Publix, Avaya and CDW.
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 more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
"AGENT X is honored to be a part of the Inc. 5000. Our remarkable growth during the last three years is a testament to the creativity and passion we put into our clients' brands," said Derek Stagner, experience officer, AGENT X. "We look forward to continued success by providing our clients with unique programs that deliver positive results to their bottom line and memorable experiences for their audiences."
AGENT X is a full-service digital and experiential agency that was founded in 2007. The agency has helped top brands like Amway and Charter Communications reach consumers through creative and strategic programs that encourage interaction and live experiences. AGENT X's expertise includes digital advertising, web and application design, social media strategy and activation, and event design and production.
"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 www.inc.com/5000.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 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 3-5, 2012, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.
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Source: AGENT X