Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Neotrope (www.neotrope.com), a leading brand identity, content publisher, public relations, and entertainment technology company, today announced its first appearance on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the top 5,000 fastest-growing private U.S. companies.
"Our dedication to remaining relatively small to maintain a person-to-person relationship with our clients has helped us with steady growth over the past decade," said Christopher Simmons, president and CEO. "We have always taken a quality versus quantity approach, and making the Inc. 5000 this year only validates this strategy as we celebrate our 26th anniversary."
He added, "Of course, none of our success would have been possible without some truly wonderful clients, many of whom we have developed friendships with and even strategic partnerships."
Between 2005 and 2008, Neotrope achieved a modest 22.5 percent growth rate with less than 5 full-time employees. Neotrope's 2009 Inc. 5000 ranking further enhances the company's long standing reputation for excellence and customer service.
Additionally, as part of its long history of corporate social responsibility, earlier this year Neotrope donated over $25,000 in PR Grants to worthy small non-profits "doing good," in response to the continuing economic downturn. This was the fifth such PR Grant program which started in the mid 1990s. In 2010, the grant program will be named after the late company co-founder, J.L. Simmons, PhD.
"We just began a major rebranding effort and started the relaunch of many of our online properties, which will fully roll-out in Q4 of this year," said Simmons. "We will also be offering a quite unique CMS and social networking solution for small business, based on our ContextEngine(R) technology, first introduced in 1997."
The Inc. 5000 list is comprised of U.S. companies and is based on the growth percentage of gross revenue from 2005 to 2008. It offers a comprehensive look at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy. View the complete Inc. 5000 results at www.inc5000.com.
Neotrope(R) was founded in 1983 by multi-disciplined creative guru Christopher Laird Simmons, and Dr. J.L. Simmons, PhD., and has provided consistent solutions for brand identity, PR, Internet marketing, entertainment publishing and multimedia for over 25 years. Neotrope brands include California Newswire(R), CitizenWire(TM), ContextEngine(R), eMediaKit(TM), eNewsChannels(TM), Mindstock(R), MuseWire(TM), PRTrax(TM), Send2Press(R), and many others. More
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