Awesome WordPress Sites of the Fastest-growing Marketing Agencies

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Are you looking for a great Advertising & Marketing Agency? Is your company one of them, but you are curious about the websites of your competition? Are you looking for sources of inspiration to improve your WordPress website?

Here, you’ll find some interesting numbers about the use of WordPress by the fastest-growing Advertising & Marketing Agencies from the US. Continue reading if you want to see their awesome websites.

You’ve probably read more than one report describing the increasing popularity of WordPress vs other CMS. For example, W3Techs analyses the technologies used by the top 10 million websites (according to popularity rankings provided by Alexa, from mid-july):

  • WordPress is used by 60.3% of all the websites that use a Content Management System. This is 24.2% of all websites, and
  • a year ago, the WordPress usage was 22.6% of all websites.
WordPress Usage Chart by Top 100 Million
WordPress Usage Chart of the Top 100 Million Websites (July 2015). Data from: W3Techs.com

However, what are the numbers considering the most rapidly growing business? If we reduce our analysis to the US, we can look at the Inc. 5000 report published yearly by Inc. magazine. The report includes a ranking with the 5,000 fastest-growing companies (privately held) in the United States.

Here you have the 5,000 companies listed, distributed by industry:

Number of Companies from 2014 Inc. 5000 report by Industry. Data from: Inc. 5000 magazine
Number of Companies from 2014 Inc. 5000 report by Industry. Data from: Inc. 5000 magazine

With all the information, we asked ourselves the following question: does WordPress have the same market share in this companies? That is, are 1,200 (out of 5,000) using WordPress? And are the numbers different depending on the specific industry we focus on?

Well, after analyzing all the data we’ve discovered that the numbers are quite different! More than 40% of the fastest-growing companies’ websites from the 2014 Inc. 5000 are in WordPress. To be more precise, there are 2,063 companies that use WordPress to power their websites. And, in my opinion, most of these companies have awesome and gorgeous websites!

WordPress Usage in the @Inc5000
Percentage of companies from the @Inc5000 list that use WordPress in their websites

As you may already know, learning by example is one of the best ways to take ideas of possible A/B Testing experiments you can create to improve your website. So, if your dream is to be included soon in the @inc5000 list, you should take a look at their great websites.

Moreover, as I described in The 4 Steps of WordPress Theme Selection, before selecting the WordPress Theme of your website, you should take a look at the websites of your competition.

To make your life easier, this post is the first of a series of posts providing, for each industry:

  • the statistics of WordPress usage in said industry,
  • the complete list of the websites, and
  • a nice screenshot of the first 50 companies in the list.

Advertising & Marketing Industry

From the 5,000 companies listed in The 2014 Inc. 5000, 453 companies correspond to the Advertising & Marketing Industry. This represents the 9.06% of all the companies and the second largest industry, after IT services (with 734 companies, 14.68%).

Number of Adv&Mktg Companies of Inc. 5000
Number of Adv&Mktg Companies of Inc. 5000 List. Data from: Inc. 5000 magazine.

What about the usage of WordPress? Is it a 24%? Well, good news for WordPress lovers here: Almost 50% of Advertising and Marketing companies listed here are in WordPress!

In fact, the total number of companies is 221. More than the double of our initial supposition! 😀

Percentage of Advertising & Marketing Services companies from the @Inc5000 list that use WordPress in their websites
Percentage of Advertising & Marketing Services companies from the @Inc5000 list that use WordPress in their websites

I wanted to share with you the list of the Advertising & Marketing companies. See below:

Advertising & Marketing Services Companies from 2014 Inc. 5000
Advertising & Marketing Services Companies from 2014 Inc. 5000 that use WordPress in their Websites

Click here for the Full List of Advertising & Marketing Companies From the Inc. 5000 List that use WordPress

By now, you’re eager to see how these websites look like. Let’s take a look at the screenshots of the first 50 companies in this list! Hopefully, they’ll give you plenty of ideas of what to test in your own WordPress site.

1. Showroom Logic

Offers proprietary, automated software tools, and custom advertising programs to facilitate automotive dealers’ Internet marketing.

Showroom Logic website
Showroom Logic website

2. ReviMedia

Offers lead-generation software that features lead scoring, automated optimizations, and analytics for the insurance, automotive, and home security industries.

ReviMedia Website
ReviMedia Website

3. PMG Worldwide

A full-service digital agency that cultivates brands online utilizing digital media, social media, e-commerce usability, information architecture (IA), and creative design.

PMG Worldwide Website
PMG Worldwide Website

4. Main Street Hub

Offers CRM for local businesses that integrate social media, Web, mobile, and e-mail marketing to help them get more customers, extend their customer service, manage their online reputation, and leverage Main Street Hub’s merchant network.

Main Street Hub Website
Main Street Hub Website

5. Ethology

A full-service digital marketing agency with expertise in research, strategy, planning, organic and paid search, local search, display advertising, social media, e-mail marketing, content strategy and marketing, analytics, Web development, mobile/tablet/desktop apps, user interface and user experience design, and creative copy and design.

Ethology Website
Ethology Website

6. Clean Energy Experts

Operates a customer acquisition platform that generates leads and provides market analysis for the solar energy industry.

Clean Energy Experts Website
Clean Energy Experts Website

7. AdColony

Provides a proprietary HD video advertising platform for iOS and Android mobile devices.

AdColony Website
AdColony Website

8. Integral Ad Science

A technology company focused on ensuring safe, quality media environments for online advertisers.

Integral Ad Science Website
Integral Ad Science Website

9. Marketsmith

Creates and manages direct response television advertising campaigns, events and expos for its customers.

Marketsmith Website
Marketsmith Website

10. PureCars

A Web-based digital marketing company that uses big data to allow automotive dealers to provide more relevant information to consumers and improve the car buying experience.

PureCars Dealers Website
PureCars Dealers Website

11. LiveRamp

Enables marketers to unify their customer database across disparate online marketing applications and leverage it for analytics, targeting, measurement, and content optimization. On July 1, 2014, LiveRamp was acquired by Acxiom.

LiveRamp Website
LiveRamp Website

12. Pure Incubation

Provides lead generation and database services to accelerate the sales process for IT and medical device marketers.

Pure Incubation Website
Pure Incubation Website

13. Ensighten

Operates a platform that helps companies collect, own, and act on their customer data. Ensighten acquired tag management company TagMan in March 2014.

Ensighten Website
Ensighten Website

14. 3A/WorldWide

Provides digital media, PR, and media placement services.

3A/Worldwide Website
3A/Worldwide Website

15. 180fusion

A digital marketing platform with a platform of integrated services, including SEO, PPC management, mobile search and social media marketing to help thousands of small and medium-sized companies to Fortune 1000 companies succeed online.

180fusion Website
180fusion Website

16. LiveRail

Develops a platform through which Internet publishers can monetize their video content and that delivers 5 billion impressions each month.

LiveRail Website
LiveRail Website

17. Acceleration Partners

Provides digital strategy and marketing services to high-growth consumer businesses.

Acceleration Partners Website
Acceleration Partners Website

18. Accordant Media

A large media-buying and optimization company that delivers audience-targeting cross-channel media programs for marketing teams and agencies.

Accordant Media Website
Accordant Media Website

19. iQuanti

Provides analytic software and consulting services designed to monitor and provide insight into the Web presence and online advertising campaigns of its customers.

IQuanti Website
IQuanti Website

20. Madwire

Provides digital marketing software and professional marketing services through a single, powerful platform.

Madwire Website
Madwire Website

21. Advice Interactive Group

A digital marketing agency that provides services including Internet marketing strategy, IT project management & integration and website design & development.

Advice Interactive Group Website
Advice Interactive Group Website

22. Surefire Social

A technology-enabled marketing services company that delivers quality leads to local and national real estate, financial services, legal, and medical companies.

Surefire Social Website
Surefire Social Website

23. LocalSearchForDentists.com

An Internet marketing services business that specializes in helping dental practices dominate their local area by using local search engine optimization, video marketing, reputation management, Google Adwords, and press release marketing.

http://localsearchfordentists.com
LocalSearchforDentists Website

24. Re:think (Ramsey, NJ)

An Internet marketing firm that specializes in search engine optimization and has developed several thousand websites for small businesses.

Re:think Website
Re:think Website

25. PK4 Media

Operates an advertising technology platform that maximizes the value generated by its clients’ video views across online, tablet, and mobile devices.

PK4 Media Website
PK4 Media Website

26. DG3 Media Group

Offers advertising content to its customers through a network of broadcast radio, digital smartphone apps, and 16 digital billboards. The company’s ability to sync broadcast radio and digital billboard campaigns allows it to create a “double impression” on commuters through the Central Florida area.

DG3 Media Group Website
DG3 Media Group Website

27. Clicks and Clients

Helps plastic surgeons, dermatologists, dentists, law firms, apparel companies, professional writers, and other Internet marketing agencies focus their digital marketing efforts. Clicks and Clients bases its business on direct response principles, sound SEO practices, and converting qualified visitors into sales or leads.

Clicks and Clients Website
Clicks and Clients Website

28. TK Media Direct

A boutique global digital advertising agency that increases search engine revenues and rankings for its clients.

TK Media Direct Website
TK Media Direct Website

29. myThinks

Runs personalized re-targeting campaigns on desktop, mobile, and Facebook platforms for more than 5 billion monthly impressions for major brands, including Best Buy and Adidas.

myThings Website
myThings Website

30. Fluent (New York, NY)

Enables customer acquisition, activation, and engagement through data-driven monetization tools and resources.

Fluent (New York, NY) Website
Fluent (New York, NY) Website

31. Fluent (Boston, MA)

Specializes in helping brands market to college Millennial consumers on and off campus through strategy, digital, and experiential marketing. Provides access to nearly 1,000 colleges and universities to clients such as Zipcar, Microsoft and Macy’s.

Fluent (Boston, MA)

32. Mashburn Outdoor

Provides unique advertising programs ranging from exterior and interior airport programs, airport transit shuttle wraps, double-decker sightseeing bus wraps, traditional and digital billboards, and event-based transit advertising in metro areas around the country.

Mashburn Outdoor Website
Mashburn Outdoor Website

33. TruEffect

Provides customized SaaS advertising technology to help deliver, measure, manage and target Internet media activities.

TruEffect Website
TruEffect Website

34. treetree

Offers supplement support on urgent special projects for large marketing departments.

treetree Website
treetree Website

35. 1SEO.com

Provides search engine optimization, pay per click services, and social media optimization services to clients all over the globe. 1SEO’s business model involves offering a great deal of communication including phone calls, a good start presence, interviewing clients, as well as making sure it understands the client’s business.

1SEO.com Website
1SEO.com Website

36. Go Advertise Unlimited

Distributes print advertising–door hangers, fliers, and brochures–directly to consumers’ front doors in targeted neighborhoods for companies such as Planet Fitness and Metro PCS.

Go Advertise Unlimited Website
Go Advertise Unlimited Website

37. DataXu

Develops software platforms with simple user interfaces so that marketers can harness big data and use real-time multivariate decision technology for digital campaigns.

DataXu Website
DataXu Website

38. Collective Bias

Publishes user-generated content with a multi-channel reach of more than 130 million that increases sales for brands and retailers.

Collective Bias Website
Collective Bias Website

39. Dicks Nanton Agency

A marketing and PR agency specializing in branding entrepreneurs and professionals as experts in their fields and helping them get on TV and in major print publications.

Dicks Nanton Agency Website
Dicks Nanton Agency Website

40. eXelate

Builds data tools to help marketers, agencies, publishers, and data providers make digital marketing decisions.

eXelate Website
eXelate Website

41. 3Q Digital

Founded as a search engine marketing agency, the firm has expanded to offer display, social media, and video advertising and search engine optimization.

3Q Digital Website
3Q Digital Website

42. Vantage Media Marketplaces

Develops real-time bidding advertising technology that connects active shoppers with advertisers in the auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, education, lending, and digital home services verticals.

Vantage Media Marketplaces Website
Vantage Media Marketplaces Website

43. Abstrakt Marketing Group

A B2B marketing agency that specializes in lead generation services for companies in diverse industries.

Abstrakt Marketing Group Website
Abstrakt Marketing Group Website

44. WebMechanix

Begun as “two dudes” with a couple of laptops, WebMechanix specializes in search engine and paid content Internet advertising. WebMechanix has developed training documentation, a process, and technology framework that has resulted in a 90% client retention rate.

WebMechanix Website
WebMechanix Website

45. TubeMogul

Simplifies the delivery of video ads and maximizes the impact of advertising dollars spent by brand marketers by integrating real-time media buying, optimization and brand measurement into its PlayTime platform.

TubeMogul Website
TubeMogul Website

46. Altitude Digital

A full-service ad rep firm that works with publishers to navigate online advertising while maximizing online revenue.

Altitude Digital Website
Altitude Digital Website

47. Cardinal Web Solutions

Offers search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, Web design and development, social media management, mobile marketing, Web analytics, and online reputation management.

Cardinal Web Solutions Website
Cardinal Web Solutions Website

48. Beekeeper Group

A boutique public affairs and interactive services firm that combines mobilization methods and emerging technology and social networks to meet clients’ communications, advocacy and organizational goals.

Beekeeper Group Website
Beekeeper Group Website

49. Internet Marketing

Provides integrated online marketing services for mid-size and large businesses all over the world including the Ritz Carlton hotels, Anthony Robbins and Deepak Chopra.

Internet Marketing Website
Internet Marketing Website

50. MediaMath

Licenses its SaaS technology directly to clients, providing agencies, marketing service firms, and other intermediaries with access to the TerminalOne platform. TerminalOne allows marketers to activate data, automate execution and optimize consumer interactions across multiple channels.

MediaMath Website
MediaMath Website

I hope all these Advertising & Marketing Websites may be used as a source of inspiration.

Featured Image from Kevin Dooley

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Ruth obtained her PhD in Software Engineering at UPC and did a Master of Information Systems at DePaul University (Chicago). She has professional experience in the business world and at the University. Ruth has been University Lecturer at UPC, Vice-Dean for Corporate Relations of the Barcelona School of Informatics, and Associate Lecturer at ESADE. She specializes in software engineering and information systems management. She is also certified in Inboud Marketing.

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