Spears Group Makes Inc. Magazine Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies-the Inc. 5000

NEW ORLEANS – Inc. Magazinetoday revealed that The Spears Group, a local marketing and public relations firm, is No. 1815 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. The Spears Group shared the announcement in a press release.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America,” says Spears Group CEO Cleveland Spears, III. “I founded this company over 11 years ago to help our clients devise new and meaningful ways to connect with their audiences through innovative approaches to marketing and consumer engagement. This award is a testament to how far our team has come together over the years.”

Over the years, the firm has amassed a robust portfolio of clients including the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Xavier University of Louisiana, and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, NBA,  as well as developed a highly successful business model of producing their own signature events, including the National Fried Chicken Festival.


Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

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.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc.editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

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