Big news from the team at Strike Social: We are thrilled to announce that we have joined the ranks of the Inc. 500 as the No. 17 fastest-growing private company in the United States. With revenue growth of 12,423.4% over the past three years, we also have earned the distinction of being the No. 1 company in Illinois.

Since 1982, the annual Inc. 500 list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success, highlighting America’s fastest-growing private companies. Big brands like Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Timberland, Patagonia, Oracle and GrubHub have all been featured before. This year, Strike Social is listed alongside such household names as S’well, Halo Top Creamery, Bitly and Orangetheory Fitness.

“It’s an honor to be listed among these impressive companies that are setting the pace for growth and innovation. Our inclusion in the Inc. 500 proves that our hard work for our clients, dedication to AI and expansion into new markets have been the right choices for us. As we grow our global team and roll out new advertising platforms for our clients, we will continue to honor the entrepreneurial spirit that has brought us this far.”

— Patrick McKenna, Chairman and Co-Founder

Strike Social’s Inc. 500 distinctions

  • No. 17 fastest-growing private company in America
  • No. 1 company in Chicago
  • No. 1 company in Illinois

This was the first year our company was eligible for Inc.’s prestigious list. The ranking considered companies that had three years of verified revenue growth, from 2013 to 2016.

If we consider our earnings in 2016 alone ($46.5 million), we have outpaced the median revenue ($6.4 million) for the 42 advertising and marketing companies included in the Inc. 500. The median growth rate for this same group was 1,854.8% over the past three years, meaning our revenue was 6.7x stronger.

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All that is to say that we couldn't be prouder of our team’s hard work and dedication. Since our humble beginnings in 2013, we have grown into a global workforce in 16 major markets, with headquarters in Chicago and offices in Kraków and Manila. Through this power and scale, our team now manages 15,000+ campaigns every day for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Beats, Xbox, Honda, Mattel and KFC.

Strike social Inc. 500

And we’re just getting started. Expect much to come in the months ahead, as we roll out powerful new AI software for YouTube media buying.

Until then, please check out our Inc. 500 profile — and thanks to everyone for the ongoing support!

Brendan Shea

Brendan Shea

Brendan is the Director of Marketing at Strike Social. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and Loyola Chicago, Brendan has worked in tech, media and advertising. He also serves as a Marketing Instructor at Loyola's Quinlan School of Business.