NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Strategic Sales & Marketing, Inc. has been named to its 37th annual Inc. 5000 List, 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 are honored to a part of this prestigious list,” said Al Davidson, Founder, and President of Strategic Sales & Marketing, Inc. There’s an old African proverb that says “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It is with thanks that I dedicate this award to the talented and hardworking team that has driven us forward throughout our 30-year history. They are a testament to those three words under our logo reliable, predictable, consistent.
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.
“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.”
In 1989, Al Davidson founded Strategic Sales & Marketing (SSM), where he helps deliver B2B lead generation and b2b appointment setting services for clients around the world. Under Al’s direction, SSM has designed and implemented new business development programs for thousands of B2B companies which generated over 3 million new sales leads and millions of dollars for clients. As a result, SSM has developed major account development expertise in the high technology, manufacturing and business service sectors. Al Davidson was nominated as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management by the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) in 2011. The annual award identifies and recognizes the top performers and influential leaders of the sales lead management profession.
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