Highest-Ranking Full-Service Search & Digital Agency on List
Charlottesville, VA (November 13, 2013) – RKG was the highest-ranking full-service search and digital marketing agency in the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list released today, coming in at #334. An annual ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America, 2013 marks the third consecutive year RKG has made the list.
Award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012, during which time RKG grew 238%. The 2013 ranking had the highest number of private company winners ever, accounting for nearly 60% of the list. A privately held company, RKG experienced over 80% growth in 2012 and earlier this year was named the fastest-growing search agency by Advertising Age as well as a Top U.S. Job Creator in the Advertising & Marketing Industry in the Inc. Hire Power Awards.
“RKG has experienced phenomenal growth – both in terms of revenue and job creation – in large part because we’re able to help clients win in a digital marketplace by pairing smart people with the proprietary technology we’ve developed over the past 10 years,” said George Gallate, CEO, RKG. “In 2013, we took this a step further with the strategic acquisition of an SEO Analytics and Diagnostics platform. We’re most proud of our growth and investment in developing technology and creating jobs.”
2013 marks the eighteenth consecutive year where there are more software companies on the Technology Fast 500™ than any other single sector.
For more information about the Technology Fast 500™ and to see the complete list, visit: www.fast500.com.
RKG is a search and digital marketing agency that combines superior marketing talent with leading edge technology to create the industry’s most effective data-driven digital marketing solutions. RKG drives business to clients by maximizing a full range of opportunities including pay-per-click, SEO, social media, display advertising and comparison shopping engine management services. RKG also offers proprietary search analytics and diagnostics software, RKG Blueprint, which transforms SEO and web analytics data into insight and action. Founded in 2003, RKG partners with clients in retail, travel, financial and B2B organizations ranging in size from small startups to Fortune 500 companies, including CareerBuilder, Drugstore.com, Express, Herman Miller, Jones New York and Urban Outfitters. In 2013, Advertising Age ranked RKG the fastest growing search agency. A privately held company, RKG is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA with offices in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Bend, OR and Boston, MA. For more information visit www.rimmkaufman.com or follow RKG on Twitter @rimmkaufman.
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Top 10 Job Creator in Virginia
Inc. magazine’s Hire Power Awards recognizes America’s leading job creators
New York, NY (October 24, 2013) – Search and digital marketing agency, RKG, ranked among the top job creators in the advertising & marketing industry in the US – and is the highest ranking full-service search and digital agency in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.
RKG generated a 56% increase in jobs from January 1st, 2012 to June 30th 2013, placing it among the top private business job creators within the advertising & marketing industry, as well as being a top 10 job creator in Virginia – ranking #8 in the state. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, RKG hired over 73 people during the eligibility period.
This year, RKG was named the fastest-growing search agency by Advertising Age and experienced over 80% growth in 2012. The agency continues to grow and is now hiring: www.rkgjobs.com.
“RKG helps clients get discovered in a digital world,” said George Gallate, CEO of RKG. “Working with more of the IR Top 500 retailers than any other digital marketing agency, we have built our reputation by building their businesses – we’re smart people, working with proprietary technology. While we’re proud of our business growth and the results we achieve for clients – we’re most proud to be a top US job creator.”
RKG is among the 437 private growth companies that are HIRE POWER AWARDS honorees, leading the way in creating more American jobs.
RKG’s Chief Knowledge Officer Adam Audette recently contributed to an ebook titled SEO Experts Reveal the Truth About Marketing. Read more here: SEO Experts Ebook
RKG has made the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. At #1889, RKG has a 201% 3-year growth and ranks at #199 for Advertising & Marketing industry companies making the list. You can find the full list here: 2013 Inc. 5000 Full List.
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New Strategies Align with Google Link Quality Updates and Focus on Optimizing the User Experience
August 5, 2013, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Digital and search marketing leader RKG today announced it has enhanced its SEO offerings with Digital Visibility Strategies. These strategies are developed utilizing proprietary processes and techniques focused on user experience while aligning with search engine best practices.
RKG has fundamentally shifted away from link building and instead is focused on increasing relevant and measurable KPIs for clients; treating links and social engagement as natural byproducts of identifying target audience personas, developing relevant and compelling content that those target personas want to consume, and disseminating that content through vetted marketing channels.
“Earlier this year in Q2, we recognized the importance of shifting focus away from links in our off-page optimization initiatives,” said George Gallate, CEO of RKG. “For the last few months we have been laying the groundwork for these digital visibility processes, which align perfectly with Google’s recently updated link quality guidelines. Incorporating the robust content and persona development offerings from the recent Nine By Blue acquisition also play a pivotal role in this evolution.”
Digital visibility exists within an ecosystem that integrates cohesively with RKG’s content, social, and on-page SEO offerings. These services are interconnected and are most powerful when working in tandem. Ultimately, our purpose is to create well researched, end-user experiences that provide strong audience value.
Charlottesville-based Children Youth and Family Services honored four people and two employers Wednesday with the agency’s John L. Snook Child Advocate Award and the Mitch van Yahres Family Friendly Employer Award. RKG was one of those employers. You can read the full story here: CYFS Award
RKG’s Chief Knowledge Officer was recently interviewed at SES NY for OMReport. See the full video here: http://www.omreport.com/episode-12-interview-with-adam-audette/
RKG’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Adam Audette, was recently interviewed by iACQUIRE as part of their lunch break series. See Adam speak on his unique role, e-commerce, his experience at Zappos, why ‘old SEO is the best’, and much more by clicking here!
RKG’s recent blog post on International SEO Strategy for Travel was covered by Hotel News Resource (http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article70755.html). See the original blog post here: International SEO Strategy for Travel.
Get to know RKG’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Adam Audette, in this interview titled “SEO, Parental Wisdom, & Mountain Lions! Exploring the Spectrum of Adam Audette.”