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.
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:
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!
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%).
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! 😀
I wanted to share with you the list of the Advertising & Marketing companies. See below:
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.
Offers proprietary, automated software tools, and custom advertising programs to facilitate automotive dealers’ Internet marketing.
Offers lead-generation software that features lead scoring, automated optimizations, and analytics for the insurance, automotive, and home security industries.
A full-service digital agency that cultivates brands online utilizing digital media, social media, e-commerce usability, information architecture (IA), and creative design.
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.
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.
Operates a customer acquisition platform that generates leads and provides market analysis for the solar energy industry.
Provides a proprietary HD video advertising platform for iOS and Android mobile devices.
A technology company focused on ensuring safe, quality media environments for online advertisers.
Creates and manages direct response television advertising campaigns, events and expos for its customers.
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.
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.
12. Pure Incubation
Provides lead generation and database services to accelerate the sales process for IT and medical device marketers.
Operates a platform that helps companies collect, own, and act on their customer data. Ensighten acquired tag management company TagMan in March 2014.
Provides digital media, PR, and media placement services.
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.
Develops a platform through which Internet publishers can monetize their video content and that delivers 5 billion impressions each month.
Provides digital strategy and marketing services to high-growth consumer businesses.
18. Accordant Media
A large media-buying and optimization company that delivers audience-targeting cross-channel media programs for marketing teams and agencies.
Provides analytic software and consulting services designed to monitor and provide insight into the Web presence and online advertising campaigns of its customers.
Provides digital marketing software and professional marketing services through a single, powerful platform.
A digital marketing agency that provides services including Internet marketing strategy, IT project management & integration and website design & development.
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.
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.
24. Re:think (Ramsey, NJ)
An Internet marketing firm that specializes in search engine optimization and has developed several thousand websites for small businesses.
25. PK4 Media
Operates an advertising technology platform that maximizes the value generated by its clients’ video views across online, tablet, and mobile devices.
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.
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.
28. TK Media Direct
A boutique global digital advertising agency that increases search engine revenues and rankings for its clients.
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.
Enables customer acquisition, activation, and engagement through data-driven monetization tools and resources.
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.
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.
Provides customized SaaS advertising technology to help deliver, measure, manage and target Internet media activities.
Offers supplement support on urgent special projects for large marketing departments.
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.
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.
Develops software platforms with simple user interfaces so that marketers can harness big data and use real-time multivariate decision technology for digital campaigns.
38. Collective Bias
Publishes user-generated content with a multi-channel reach of more than 130 million that increases sales for brands and retailers.
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.
Builds data tools to help marketers, agencies, publishers, and data providers make digital marketing decisions.
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.
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.
A B2B marketing agency that specializes in lead generation services for companies in diverse industries.
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.
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.
46. Altitude Digital
A full-service ad rep firm that works with publishers to navigate online advertising while maximizing online revenue.
Offers search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, Web design and development, social media management, mobile marketing, Web analytics, and online reputation management.
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.
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.
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.
I hope all these Advertising & Marketing Websites may be used as a source of inspiration.
Featured Image from Kevin Dooley