"We're honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Best Place to Work in America," said Joe Marinucci, Founder and CEO of Digital Media Solutions. "Our most important asset is our people, so we strive to create a winning workplace where our team can be entrepreneurial, work hard, and be bold and fearless to help grow with the company. We foster our entrepreneurial spirit to achieve unparalleled results in the world of performance marketing. Our speed, agility and courage help assure ongoing success for our clients."
Inc.'s list represents America's top 50 companies that deploy state-of-the-art techniques to keep employees happy and productive and is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and keeping the best talent. The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on a collection of multiple choice, scaled and open-ended items. Core components of the scoring include company practices around management, employee recognition, performance communication, benefits and other elements of employee engagement. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held and independent. Companies had to be in business at least three years and have a full-time employee count ranging between 10 and 500.
Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, competition and drive is in the company's DNA. "We believe that in order to win for our clients, DMS must be a team with grit, motivation and flawless execution. We are rewriting the rules of customer acquisition—and we're having fun while doing it," added Marinucci.
In addition to team building initiatives such as softball leagues and beach Olympics at the annual corporate retreat, the company also has quite the philanthropic footprint in the community. In 2016, the DMS team organized and hosted a number of community events collecting more than $100,000 in charitable contributions across multiple non-profits in the Clearwater area and beyond.
The full report including the feature on Digital Media Solutions is in the June 2017 issue of Inc. Magazine.
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