Baltimore firm’s continued growth and success linked to growing client base, strengthening client relationships and focusing on its mission to amplify good.
BALTIMORE (August 15, 2018) — For the third year-in-a-row idfive, a Baltimore-based integrated marketing and communications firm has ranked among the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country according to Inc. Magazine’s 2018 list. The Inc. 5000 list ranks private businesses according to percentage of revenue growth over a four-year period to create a list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation.
idfive attributes earning this three-peat honor to hard work and focus. “Plain and simple, we work hard on the right things,” comments Andres Zapata, company co-founder. “When you know that strong, fruitful, and trusting client relationships plow the way for our researchers, strategists, designers and developers to practice at full tilt, then it’s easy to invest in the relationships themselves. We’ve found that in order to be in a position to move the needle, true partnership must first be in place.”
“Additionally, success breeds success,” Zapata continues. “Things get really exciting when clients start to see you and treat you as a partner. New work rolls into old work, existing work extends deeper and broader, and there are higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness.”
“But more work for the sake of growth is strategically wobbly,” warns Zapata. “The best type of growth is sustained growth in the right service areas and with the right clients. This way, you can keep your mission aligned with that of your client’s and that of your team’s.”
idfive is scheduled for additional growth over the next couple of years. The company’s commitment to client relationships, education, top-notch work, and staying on mission is supported by its recent move to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) campus where it’s 10,000-square-foot office can host an additional 40-plus “fivers.”
As an integrated marketing agency, idfive exists to amplify the good done by brands on a mission. Born in the digital age and raised in Baltimore, the agency uses research and user experience to guide their web design, development, communications, media and branding practices for a broad range of clients—including higher education, nonprofits, consumer packaged goods and healthcare. Honored for award-winning work, and revered for its enviable company culture, idfive’s 40-plus-person team strives to produce great work for brands it believes in. idfive operates offices in Baltimore, MD and Medellín, Colombia. For more information, visit: idfive.com
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