(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) August 25, 2022
CMRignite, the nation’s largest minority-owned cause marketing and social impact agency, has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States with a three-year growth rate of 709%. This prestigious list is an annual ranking by Inc. Magazine of America’s fast-growing private companies based on their percentage of revenue growth from 2018 to 2021.
Founded in 1995, CMRignite is a full-service, strategic communications agency that specializes in developing cause and behavior change marketing for Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofits and government agencies. The agency has 60 full-time staff, 75% of whom are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ and/or people with disabilities. CMRignite is the only Milwaukee-area company in the advertising and marketing industry on the Inc. 5000 list.
“Our agency’s mission is to develop innovative, cross-cultural marketing campaigns that lead to real, positive change,” said David Bowles, president of CMRignite. “It’s an honor to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the third year. It’s truly a testament to the fact that focusing on social impact and cause marketing helps to drive business value, both for us and our clients. This is the future of the advertising industry, and we’ve worked hard to become a leader in this space.”
The agency’s client list includes many organizations, including General Electric Healthcare, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and University of Wisconsin. In addition to the Inc. 5000 listing, CMRignite’s growth has also earned the company a spot on the Milwaukee Business Journal’s list of the largest advertising agencies in the Milwaukee area, coming in at No. 11.
“When I founded this company 27 years ago, I knew I wanted to build an agency that would make an impact,” said Jacque Moore, chairman and CEO of CMRignite. “I’m humbled that our agency is being recognized for its growth, which wouldn’t be possible without our amazing clients and dedicated staff.”