(Lafayette, La.) – Louisiana advertising agency BBR is one of only three Lafayette-based businesses to be included on this year’s Inc. 5000 list, ranking No. 1,647 nationally. It is the agency’s first year on the list, which tracks the fastest-growing and biggest economy-driving private companies in the country.
The Inc. 5000 ranks companies according to percentage of revenue growth over the previous three years. BBR’s growth rate of 228% was the 8th-highest for the state of Louisiana.
“We’ve grown tremendously in recent years,” said partner and CEO Cherie Hebert. “We’re proud that our success is reflected in this prestigious ranking.”
Founded in 1997, BBR has offices in Lafayette and Baton Rouge and specializes in integrated marketing communications campaigns using both online and offline marketing strategies. The staff includes 31 full-time marketing, digital, online, social, creative, public relations and media professionals.
BBR works with clients from a wide variety of industries, including everything from hospitals and oilfield service providers, to nonprofits and food producers. The agency is particularly experienced with well-known Louisiana brands like TABASCO Country StoreⓇ, Cane River Pecan Company, Mello Joy Coffee, CC’s Community Coffee House and Cajun Country Rice.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great—usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
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.