Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked Mad*Pow number 483 on its 28th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Between 2005 and 2008, Mad*Pow reported a growth rate of more than 541 percent, compared to the advertising and marketing industry average of just over 20 percent. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
Mad*Pow is an experience design agency based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The company merges the science of human factors with the art of digital design to deliver powerful interactions that help clients increase customer satisfaction, improve conversion, maximize retention, and cut costs. The company's services include e-business strategy, user research and analysis, interaction design, visual design, and interactive media production. Mad*Pow works with global industry leaders, including Fidelity, Monster, ESPN, Timberland, Aetna, Intuit, and Autodesk.
Six other New Hampshire companies were named to the Inc. 500 list, including GourmetGiftBaskets.com, KBW Staffing & Recruiting, Polaris Direct, CommonPlace e-Solutions, Planet Fitness, and Single Digits. Mad*Pow ranked 18th among companies in the area comprised of metro Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, and ranked first among advertising and marketing companies in the region.
"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list isInc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."
The 2009 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine (available on newsstands August 17 to November 15) and on Inc.com, reported aggregate revenue of $18.4 billion -- up significantly from last year's $13.7 billion -- and a median three-year growth rate of 880.5 percent. The companies on this year's list are also responsible for creating more than 55,000 jobs since their founding, making the Inc. 500 perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the overall U.S. economy. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.
The 2009 Inc. 500/5000 list measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2005, and $2 million in 2008.
About Inc. magazine Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC., Inc. magazine (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 724,110, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.