St. Petersburg, FL (September 13, 2010) – Kobie Marketing, a leading loyalty marketing and technology agency, today announced it ranked on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Despite the tough economy, Kobie achieved a three-year growth rate of 63% and more than doubled in size to secure a spot on the list. Other top brands, including 7-Eleven, AMC Entertainment, and Toys “R” Us also made the Inc. 5000 this year.
“The leaders of companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. President, Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”
While many organizations shrank in size during the recent recession, Kobie led the loyalty marketing industry by delivering a superior customer experience on behalf of its clients. And, Kobie more than doubled the number of its employees and landed significant new contracts with top brands in the retail, travel, financial service, telecommunication, and hospitality industries.
“Kobie Marketing has exceeded our wildest expectations during its 20 years in business, charting a new direction for the loyalty marketing industry,” said Michael Hemsey, Kobie’s President. “Being acknowledged as a top loyalty marketing agency and helping our clients deliver the best customer experience possible is an honor and a privilege.”
The award-winning agency plans to maintain its high growth rate through continuous technology innovation, as well as an ongoing focus on improving the customer experience. Alchemy, the latest version of Kobie’s market leading loyalty technology platform, gives retailers instant access at the Point-of-Sale (POS) and a new mobile loyalty solution allows clients to reach their customers with real-time offers. Other plans include a redesign of the customer experience at the point of redemption.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
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