AE Marketing Group
CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has named AE Marketing Group to the Annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000. This is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies and only one in three companies who make the list ever return.
Chicago based AE Marketing Group began inside a small walk-in closet and has rocketed to multi-million dollar growth with six consecutive years of profitability.
“We built this company to help solve customers’ business problems, drive revenue growth, and improve the enterprise-wide value of their brand,” said AE Marketing Group CEO, Brian Walker. “Seeing our continued growth and the marketplace adopting a broader brand mindset is incredibly gratifying.”
AE Marketing Group uses its unique CoCreation Lab Series™ to help companies craft enterprise brands, create stronger customer experiences, and boost employee advocacy to improve loyalty, product development, and revenue.
“Executives must understand that today’s consumers don’t care about a company’s advertising if its products, services or employees create a bad experience,” said Walker. “Technology has shifted power to the consumers and many brands struggle to adapt quickly to this new reality.”
The Inc. award comes on the heels of the successful 2016 launch of the Brand Lab Series™ – the company’s media platform that connects c-level executives and entrepreneurs at some of the most innovative brands in the world. AE Marketing Group is also a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business, Forbes Agency Council Member and a 1871 Chicago Member Company.
“AE Marketing Group is special. To work alongside another Inc. 5000 winner, a rapidly growing company in the Chicago ecosystem is important to us,” said John Evarts, COO/CFO of Mediafly and 4x Inc.5000 winner.
“AE Marketing Group is special. To work alongside another Inc. 5000 winner, a rapidly growing company in the Chicago ecosystem is important to us,” said John Evarts, COO/CFO of Mediafly and 4x Inc.5000 winner. “They have a unique perspective on growth, B2B marketing, and revenue.”
“It’s exciting to see companies like AE Marketing Group continue to thrive in our 1871 community,” said Howard A. Tullman, CEO of 1871, and Inc. Contributor. “Their repeat recognition from Inc. further reinforces the company’s financial performance and strong growth.”
Inc. President and Editor-In- Chief Eric Schurenberg adds, “No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great. AE Marketing Group’s repeat Inc.5000 honors truly put them in rarefied company.”
Using co-creation AE Marketing Group helps C-Level executives and entrepreneurs operationalize their brand to create stronger customer experiences and boost employee advocacy to improve loyalty, product development, and revenue. Since 2011, the company has fueled growth and strengthened customer relationships for over two-dozen brands. Branding Magazine, Forbes, The American Marketing Association, MSNBC, Inc. and more have featured their expertise on brand, co-creation and customer experience. For more information, visit aemarketinggroup.com.
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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit inc.com.
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