Inc. 5000 recently released their 2016 rankings for fastest growing companies in the U.S. For the 5th year in a row BFO has earned an Inc 5000 ranking.

This year it’s a special accomplishment. Only 24 other advertising and marketing firms have made the list for five consecutive years. Among the firms who share this rare achievement, BFO ranks #3 in growth.

The digital agency scene continues to grow and evolve rapidly. BFO’s 193% three-year growth rate supports the company’s belief that empowered employees produce outstanding results for a company and its clients.

BFO’s growth benefits both employees and clients. New offerings enable employees to pursue interests and focus on what they love to do. This creates a vibrant and creative team. More than growth and bigger revenues, BFO’s ability to maintain its culture may be its biggest achievement.

Started in 2009 by co-founders Steve Krull (CEO) and Dan Golden (President), BFO began with a belief that digital marketing analytics coupled with creative thinking produces powerful results. That strategy combined with a belief that a company should encourage an employee’s career and personal growth work remains at the core of the company’s culture.

Though the company started out as a small agency in Chicago, BFO now works with local, national and international clients on their SEO campaigns, paid search advertising, social media, content marketing and more. Clients vary in size from mid-sized businesses to large international brands across a wide range of industries.

In addition to its Inc. 5000 ranking, BFO has received several more recognitions in 2016.  The company has been recognized as one of Chicago’s ‘Best and Brightest’ Companies. It’s also a Landy Awards finalist for Best Integrated Use of Search, a Top 10 PPC and Top 10 SEO Agency as ranked by TopSEOs, and a Clutch Top SEO Agency in Chicago.

Happy to rank as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies again in 2016, we’re even more excited for what the future holds.


Also published on Medium.