SmarterHQ Appears on the Inc. 5000 list for the 2nd Time

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000. For the 2nd Time, SmarterHQ Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 1141 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 367%.

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked SmarterHQ No. 1141 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“We’re honored to once again be recognized by Inc. for the tremendous growth our team has achieved,” said Michael Osborne, CEO and president of SmarterHQ. “Through our own development, we’ve engaged new industries beyond retail, such as financial services and travel and hospitality, helping executives at top brands leverage the right customer data to create real-time insights into consumer behavior across all platforms in order to personalize communications – effectively driving sales, increasing revenue, and bolstering brand loyalty.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. 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.

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

In addition to its 367 percent sales growth rate, SmarterHQ has experienced additional competitive growth within the last three years including nearly 49 percent customer growth rate, revenue growth of 215 percent and 178 percent employee growth.

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. For more information about SmarterHQ, please visit www.smarterhq.com.

More About SmarterHQ

SmarterHQ is the leading multi-channel behavioral marketing platform, empowering B2C marketers to personalize individual customer interactions in real-time. We work with some of the world’s largest brands – such as Bloomingdales, Santander Bank, Carrentals.com and Finish Line to drive phenomenal business results. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as technology to push B2C companies into a new era of personalization and Forrester’s Total Economic Impact study to deliver 667% in ROI. Visit SmarterHQ.com for more information.

For more information contact:

Scott Cianciulli                    
Brainerd Communicators
(212) 986-6667
cianciulli@braincomm.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:
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 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com

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