LOS ANGELES, CA, August 16, 2017— Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, announces that Inc. magazine has named Benztown to its exclusive “Honor Roll” of Inc. 5000 companies, in recognition of its designation as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fifth consecutive year, an exceptional feat. Fewer than a tenth of all Inc. 5000 honorees – an already quite select group – ever achieve this milestone through a consistent high-growth trajectory that places them on the elite list for five years or more, putting Benztown in rarefied company. Inc. magazine released its 2017 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies today.
Benztown increased sales 524% since the start of 2011, with sales increasing by 47% since 2013, placing it at number 4773 on this year’s list of Inc. 5000 companies.
The Inc. 5000 is an exclusive annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, ranked according to percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period. Companies must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2013 and at least $2 million in 2016 to qualify for the listing. They must also be U.S. based, privately held, independent and for-profit. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Under Armour, Timberland, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle and many other well-known companies gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
Mike McVay, Executive Vice President, Content & Programming, Cumulus Media and Westwood One, and longtime Benztown customer, said: “Benztown has been on Cumulus’ ‘Honor Roll’ of best-in-class providers of professional audio production tools and services for several years now, and for good reason: They consistently provide us with the highest quality audio products with exceptional customer service, and their creativity, talent and response time are unmatched. We congratulate Chachi, Andy and the entire Benztown team on being named to Inc. 5000’s Honor Roll as one of America’s fastest growing private companies for five straight high-growth years.”
Andreas Sannemann, Benztown Chief Executive Officer said: This is one of the best days in Benztown history. To make this list five times in a row is just unbelievable. The team will work even harder to deliver the highest quality audio products and services day-in and day-out and give all our partners and friends the one-and-only Benztown experience!”
Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President said: “This was all made possible thanks to the support of our friends in the Radio industry and we share this honor with them as they continue to grow with us. As a token of our appreciation, we want to buy you a pizza so you can celebrate with us! We will have a pizza delivered to the first 100 people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to many more great years together!”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at: https://www.inc.com/inc5000.
For more information about Benztown and its products and services, visit www.benztown.com, or call Masa Patterson at (818) 842-4600.
Benztown is a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,300 affiliations on six different continents. In 2016, Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for the fifth consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 23 libraries across 14 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, JACK, and Alien Imaging sound effects. Benztown’s proprietary web-based imaging solution, Benztown Branding, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology, Mr. Master, BMG Production Music, Dawson McAllister Live and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.