Creative Marketing Resources, Inc. Ranks No. 2136 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 208 Percent

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Creative Marketing Resources (CMR) is No. 2136 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We’re thrilled to be one of the few Wisconsin-based companies to make the 2018 Inc. 5000 list,” said Jacqueline Moore, CMR’s President & CEO. “This is the first time we’ve won such an award in our 23 years in business, and we know it’s a testament to our results-focused approach.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “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.”

CMR is Wisconsin’s oldest and largest minority-owned full-service advertising agency, and the state’s only agency that specializes in what’s known as “cross cultural” or “total marketing.” This philosophy is rooted in the basic business concept that the best way to reach the greatest share of the marketplace is to create marketing that speaks to everyone. Since implementing this approach in 2012, CMR has quadrupled its staff and worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including GE Healthcare and Harley Davidson.
“The total market model is transforming the advertising industry because marketers realize targeting the general market alone can’t produce the same ROI,” said David Bowles, Director of Strategy and Planning. “We look forward to assisting our client partners in expanding their market share among the New American Mainstream.”