Isom Global Strategies Climbs the Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

August 19, 2015 — Washington, D.C. IGS jumps more than 200 spots on the 2015 list, continuing its recognition as one of the fastest growing privately held companies

Isom Global Strategies continues to climb the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for top Advertising and Marketing Companies, earning spot #643 out of 5000. The minority- and woman-owned strategic communications firm jumped 228 spots in just one year, and continues its recognition as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies, according to Inc. Magazine.

“Earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for a second consecutive year is truly an honor, and we are thrilled with the growth we’ve been able to achieve in just one year,” says Towan Isom, president and CEO of IGS. “Everything we do is founded in our three principles – innovation, service, and excellence. This recognition is a true testament that our core values have never failed us as a company and as a team.”

Isom Global Strategies (IGS) has experienced a 710% growth in three years, earning $5.4 million in revenue in 2014. As a small business that began in the basement of a Washington, D.C. townhome, the company’s ongoing growth and dedication is reflected in its recent ranking by Inc. Magazine. 

The 34th annual list, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. Magazine and available on newsstands August 18 – September 22, features the most competitive batch of companies in the list’s history. The average company achieved a three-year growth rate of 490%, and the aggregated revenue of companies on the list is valued at $205 billion.

The Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala will take place October 21-23, 2015, in Orlando, FL. Speakers include Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s “The Profit”; Robert Herjavec of “Shark Tank” ; and Scott Painter, founder and CEO of TrueCar. Ms. Isom will be in attendance representing IGS.  

IGS will celebrate its fifth birthday this year. The company, with revenue valued at $392,000 in its inaugural year, has increased its annual profit by more than $5 million in just five years.  IGS also welcomed 15 new team members – some serving onsite as key strategists and advisors to national leaders at Washington, D.C.’s most secure government facilities.  IGS is well-positioned to compete with larger firms and attributes that capability to its commitment to innovation and service.

“Eighty percent of our business comes from referrals. Acquiring contracts once held by large firms like Booz Allen Hamilton and General Dynamics is proof that small businesses are a force to be reckoned with,” says Ms. Isom. “Being recognized on the 2015 list alongside companies like Fitbit and Sprout Social is further evidence that size is irrelevant in today’s marketplace.”

IGS, formerly Isom Events, is a full-service strategic marketing and management firm. A woman-owned small business, IGS has a track record of meeting project deadlines, providing excellent program services, containing budget costs and maintaining open lines of communication and transparency with agency and key program stakeholders. IGS provides strategic marketing, public relations and event planning consulting services. Current and recent clients include the U.S. Army; U.S. Marine Corps; Air National Guard; Exelis, Inc.; the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation; and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In June 2015, IGS received the Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for its community outreach work supporting Marine Week 2014, on behalf of its client, the U.S. Marine Corps.

“The year 2014 was a breakthrough year for IGS. Accepting this award among public relations’ most esteemed thought leaders and companies proved another milestone for our company and its team members,” says Ms. Isom. “We are looking forward to continuing the streak in years to come.”  

About Isom Global Strategies

Isom Global Strategies is based in downtown Washington, D.C. Founded in 1996 to pioneer innovative and excellent full-service marketing, IGS' core focus areas include program management, conference planning, strategic communications and management consulting. IGS has a proven track record of providing excellent customer service, stellar management strategies and cutting-edge campaigns for government and commercial clients.

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