Search Influence included on 2011 Inc. 500


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Search Influence included on 2011 Inc. 500

17 other Greater New Orleans area businesses recognized as part of Inc. 5000

NEW YORK — Today, Inc. magazine released the 30th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs, an integral segment of the economy. This year, New Orleans-based internet marketing company Search Influence was included as an honoree on the prestigious list.

“This is great news for not only Will Scott and his team at Search Influence but for the entire Greater New Orleans region,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO, Inc. “This recognition is very well deserved and serves as further proof that our region is fostering innovation in the form of entrepreneurship and new businesses.”

Search Influence, which provides its customers with full-service internet and social media marketing, currently has 32 full-time employees and 40 contractors that serve over 1,000 locally focused businesses across the United States and abroad, both directly and as an outsourcing provider to major national companies. With three-year sales growth of 825%, the company plans to expand up to a total of 50 full-time and 50 contract employees by the end of 2012. Search Influence is currently listing open positions on WorkNOLA.com.

“We’re really validated to have made it on the Inc. 500,” said Will Scott, Co-Founder and CEO of Search Influence. “Our customers and our team have really been the engine of our success, and we’re glad to have the Inc. 500 award as a testament to that work. We’re happy to be among the companies helping New Orleans and Louisiana through new jobs, revenues, and our evangelism.”

Search Influence joins Intuit, Jamba Juice, Microsoft, Oracle, Vizio, Zappos, Zipcar, and many other globally known companies that have gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. The 2011 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc., represents a group of companies smaller but much faster-growing than last year’s list.

Aggregate revenue for the 2011 Inc. 500 is $10.5 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,275%. The companies on this year’s list employ more than 46,000 people and have generated over 35,000 jobs in the past three years.

In addition to Search Influence’s inclusion on the Inc. 500, several other businesses from Greater New Orleans were included on the 2011 Inc. 5000. The following companies based in Southeast Louisiana are featured on this year’s Inc. 5000:

  • Search Influence, New Orleans, #418
  • Ampirical Solutions, Covington, #578
  • Modern American Recycling Services, Mandeville, #1185
  • NewBath, New Orleans, #1219
  • AAC Enterprises, Metairie, #1245
  • Bottom Line Equipment, St. Rose, #1313
  • Cabildo Holdings, New Orleans, #1329
  • Geocent, Metairie, #1960
  • The Olinger Group, New Orleans, #2398
  • Netchex, Mandeville, #2649
  • Barrister Global Services Network, Hammond, #2771
  • Woodward Design+Build, New Orleans, #2777
  • PMOLink, Mandeville, #3236
  • Novaces, New Orleans, #3572
  • Keating Magee Marketing Communications, New Orleans, #3624
  • The Marketing Center, New Orleans, #3754
  • The Velez Corporation, New Orleans, #3866
  • Adams & Reese, New Orleans, #4598

Together, these 18 companies employ a total of 1,614 people and have combined revenue of $589.2 million. Complete results, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, are available at Inc.com/500.

For more information on Search Influence, please visit www.searchinfluence.com.

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About Greater New Orleans, Inc.

The GNO, Inc. Mission is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in the Greater New Orleans region. GNO, Inc. will accomplish this by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development – marketing the region – and product development – improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce and research initiatives.

The GNO, Inc. Vision is for the Greater New Orleans region to fulfill its potential as one of the best places in the country to grow a company, and raise a family. The ultimate indication of success for GNO, Inc. will be the presence of a robust and growing middle class in southeastern Louisiana.

More information can be found at www.gnoinc.org.