SOCi Secures Coveted Spot on Annual Inc. 5000 Four Years in a Row
Originally published on PR Newswire
SOCi, the leading all-in-one platform built for multi-location marketers, has earned a place on Inc. magazine’s 2021 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Earning a rank of 1711 with a three-year growth rate of 268 percent, SOCi continued its command as the leader in localized marketing for multi-location enterprise brands throughout 2020. This is SOCi’s fourth time on the list, which represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses.
“We are extremely proud of our growth, especially during unprecedented times where SOCi’s technology has served as a vital platform for multi-location businesses to attract and engage local audiences across their enterprise”, said Afif Khoury, SOCi CEO. “We have an incredibly talented team that values the hard work and innovation needed to drive meaningful business growth through best-in-class localized marketing tools and expertise.”
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Against the industry and company growth, SOCi continued to invest in advancing its technology and the multi-location SaaS category as a whole through achieving top industry accolades and adding top talent to their growing team.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
This accolade comes on the heels of monumental growth for SOCi, including SOCi’s acquisition of Brandify, an Anaheim, CA-based provider of location-based digital marketing solutions. The acquisition solidified SOCi as the largest localized marketing platform globally, exceeding 700 customers with more than three million locations under management and a workforce increase of 27 percent. The deal also strengthened SOCi’s relationships with key partners like Google, Facebook, Apple, Yelp, and others. SOCi now services some of the largest brands in the world.
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.
About SOCi, Inc.
SOCi is an award-winning localized marketing platform built specifically for multi-location marketers. Our customers include top brands and influencers like Ace Hardware, Sport Clips, and Anytime Fitness who have the impossible challenge of managing their digital presence across hundreds and thousands of locations. As central command for multi-location marketers, SOCi makes the impossible possible by enabling top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across limitless local search and social pages while protecting what matters most, their reputation. For more information on how SOCi can help fuel your localized marketing success – visit us at www.meetsoci.com or message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
Benson Kelsey, SOCi Communications Manager
To learn more about how SOCi can optimize your multi-location business’s digital presence in a single platform, please visit meetsoci.com.