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Trident Marketing Ranks on the 2013 INC 500|5000

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Trident Marketing, a multi-channel direct response company that performs customer acquisition for leading consumer brands, today announced Inc. magazine ranked the company on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

Recognized for a three-year sales growth rate of 35%, this is the fifth consecutive year that Trident Marketing has ranked as they join other notable alumni including LivingSocial, Pandora, CDW and Oracle.

“We are fortunate to have such an energized and committed group of people that drives the growth of our company,” said Steven Baldelli, chief executive officer for Trident Marketing. “Our teams are vital to our continued success and it’s their entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our progress.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

Over the next year Trident anticipates adding additional resorts to Travel Resorts of America (TRA), a division of Trident that designs, develops and maintains a private network of campground resorts throughout North America. The company also plans to expand into new product lines to serve its consumer brand customers within the home services and travel industries.

Trident Marketing 2013 Statistics

  • 3-year growth: 35%
  • 2012 Revenue: $61.3 million
  • 2009 Revenue: $45.4 million
  • Employees: 487
  • Jobs added, previous 3 years: 262
  • Founded: 2004
  • Location: Southern Pines, N.C.
  • Industry: Advertising and Marketing
  • Web site: tridentmarketing.com

“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

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/5000.

About Trident Marketing

Trident Marketing is a sales, marketing and technology company that develops multi-channel direct response programs to generate customers for consumer brands within the home services and travel industries. Founded in 1986, Trident Marketing has more than 25 years of experience in end-to-end marketing and sales and is the second largest National DIRECTV dealer in the United States. The company has built one of the most responsive, analytically driven call centers in the industry that supports brands including DIRECTV, ADT Security Systems, Travel Resorts of America and HughesNet. For more information, please visit www.tridentmarketing.com.

Methodology

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10–12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.