Less than 20 percent of 2018 Inc. 5000 recipients have made the list for five-or-more years

INDIANAPOLIS (August 15, 2018) – Element Three, Indiana’s largest full-service marketing agency, has made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America for the fifth consecutive year, placing Element Three in an elite group of high-growth organizations. The Inc. 5000 award ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Element Three sits 2,855 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list. Only 17 percent of this year’s Inc. 5000 recipients have made the list for five-or-more years.

Element Three President Tiffany Sauder said, “To make the list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies for five consecutive years is an honor and a tribute to the tenacity and perseverance of the incredibly talented group of individuals that make up our team. We are grateful to the clients who entrust us with their brands and have let us grow and learn alongside them in this ever-changing world of marketing. I could not be more excited for what the future has in store.”

Inc. Editor in Chief James Ledbetter shared, “If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice. The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The Inc. 5000 ranking continues a string of accolades Element Three has achieved over the past year. The agency recently took home a city-best 10 ADDY Awards at the 2018 Indianapolis American Advertising Awards and received a Stackie Award at the MarTech Conference in San Jose for visualization of its marketing technology stack. In December, the Indianapolis Business Journal recognized Element Three as the largest full-service advertising agency in Indianapolis, up from its rank as third-largest the year prior. And in February, Sauder was named to the IBJ’s 2018 Forty Under 40 list, which honors Indianapolis professionals who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40.

For more information about Element Three, visit https://elementthree.com/.

For the full list of Inc. 5000 winners, visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000/.

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More about Element Three, Inc., and the Inc. 5000

About Element Three
Element Three is an Indianapolis-based marketing agency that works across digital and traditional channels to create seamless brand experiences for clients who strive toward market leadership. Founded in 2006 by a former financial analyst, the ADDY award-winning agency is a leading Google, HubSpot, and Bing Ads Partner and has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for five consecutive years. For more information about Element Three, visit https://elementthree.com/.

About the 2018 Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

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