We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that we’ve been chosen for 2011’s Inc. 500. So thrilled, in fact, that we ate popcorn, the VP of marketing road a bike around with a lampshade on his head, and that girl from sales finally said hi to me. We’ve worked really hard to build solid marketing products that work and this award marks a pause for us to redouble our efforts and improve everything we do.
We’d like to point out some of the great people that made OrangeSoda what it is today. Our founders, Jay Bean, Chris Finken and Derek Miner have helped shape this place from day one. To all of the developers, SEO, and PPC professionals, sales people, and customer service that put in the extra efforts, worked late, and went the extra mile for customers, thank you.
Most of all we have to recognize our rockstar customers. Thank you so much for working with us—we are so excited about the future and how we can help each and every one of you have a successful business. You’ll find our Press Release after the break.
OrangeSoda Ranks in The Inc. 500 Business Awards
Online Marketing Company Recognized for Steady 4-year Growth
AMERICAN FORK, UTAH, August 23, 2011 — OrangeSoda, a leader in online marketing services for locally focused businesses, placed #360 in The Inc. 500 annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.
In the past four years, OrangeSoda’s revenue has grown nearly 1000%. Jay Bean, CEO and founder of OrangeSoda, attributes the company’s growth to their personal approach to marketing. “Every one of our nearly 6,000 customers has an online marketing campaign built especially for their locality and business,” said Bean in an interview Wednesday. “I really believe that we make it easy for locally focused businesses to succeed online. All of our technology and service are centered on that idea. Our solutions for search, mobile, and social media are built specifically to drive new customers, not just traffic.”
OrangeSoda drives customers primarily by focusing on localizing marketing to a specific business. “98% of consumers search for information online but 93% of retail sales happen offline, in person1. We connect businesses with those consumers,” said Bean. “The online landscape is constantly changing and it’s just too much for most businesses to keep up with. We’re deeply honored to be in the Inc. 500 list, our team works hard to build unparalleled technology and service that keeps our clients ahead of the curve.”
The partner platform developed by OrangeSoda allows new and traditional media companies like news organizations, Yellow Page publishers, and small business aggregators to gain a competitive advantage by offering OrangeSoda’s online marketing products to their local business customers.
Jay Bean, CEO of OrangeSoda will be present at the 30th Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony to be held September 22–24, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The Inc.500 | 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony annual event produced by Inc. Magazine.
About The Inc. 500/5000 The Inc. 500 is an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., introduced in 1982. The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which ranks the country’s top 5000 fastest-growing, private companies and also features a special ranking of the top 10 percent of the list as the Inc. 500. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31 of the last year measured. Revenue in the initial year must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must have been at least $2 million. It was created in 1982 to celebrate the fastest growing private companies in America.
About OrangeSoda OrangeSoda, a leader in local online marketing solutions, has provided small business owners simple and cost effective solutions to connect with local consumers online since 2006. OrangeSoda helps companies succeed online by creating the right blend of search, mobile, social, and website solutions. OrangeSoda platform is used by thousands of SMBs directly and through select third party agencies and resellers including CityGrid Media, YPG, and Freedom Communications Inc. OrangeSoda is headquartered in American Fork, UT.