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Trident Marketing Ranks on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 62%

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Southern Pines, N.C., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trident Marketing, a multi-channel direct response company that performs customer acquisition for leading consumer brands in the United States, today announced Inc. magazine ranked the company No. 3245 on its sixth 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.

Trident Marketing Ranks on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000


This is the fourth consecutive year that Trident Marketing has been recognized as they join other prominent companies such as Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and Lucid Technology featured on this year's list.

"Our phenomenal growth over the past three years is a testament to the hard work of our integrated teams--from marketing and sales, to fulfillment and customer service. All are needed to deliver on our mission of providing integrated customer acquisition services for our national consumer clients," said Steven Baldelli, chief executive officer for Trident Marketing. "It's an honor to have been ranked for the fourth consecutive year by Inc. and we congratulate our fellow honorees on their hard work to earn this prestigious award."

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.

Trident Marketing 2012 Statistics
3-year growth: 62%
2011 Revenue: $55.7 million
2008 Revenue: $34.4 million
Employees: 339
Jobs added previous 3 years: 135
Founded: 2004
Location: Southern Pines, N.C.
Industry: Advertising and Marketing
Web site: TridentMarketing.com

"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," said 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.

About Trident Marketing
Trident Marketing is a sales, marketing and technology company that develops multi-channel direct response programs to generate customers for consumer brands within the home services and travel industries. Founded in 1986, Trident Marketing has more than 25 years of experience in end-to-end marketing and sales and is the second largest National DIRECTV dealer in the United States. The company has built one of the most responsive, analytically driven call centers in the industry that supports brands including DIRECTV, ADT Security Systems, Travel Resorts of America and HughesNet. For more information, please visit www.tridentmarketing.com.

Inc. 500|5000 Methodology
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.

About Inc.
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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CONTACT: David Petsolt dpetsolt@tridentmarketing.com 910-693-4047 Source: Trident Marketing