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Digital Media Solutions Earns Prestigious Hall of Fame Status with Fifth Year in a Row Ranking on Inc. 5000 List

August 15, 2018 Digital Media Solutions

DMS Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and Top Marketing and Advertising Independent Agencies in America

Clearwater, FL – August 15, 2018 – For the fifth year in a row, Digital Media Solutions (DMS) has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As a five-time honoree, DMS enters the rarefied Inc. Hall of Fame, a prestigious achievement that less than 10% of companies on the list ever earn. Earlier this year DMS announced record-setting client acquisitions and growth in 2017, further cementing it as one of the top independently-owned performance marketing and digital advertising companies in the country. Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 list has honored the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It is one of the most prestigious honors for private businesses and leaders.

“We’re excited to officially make hall of fame status as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the fifth year in a row,” said Joe Marinucci, CEO of Digital Media Solutions. “Our team has been laser focused on finding ways to take over more of the digital advertising market via organic expansion, acquisition and platform investments delivering intelligent marketing solutions to brands in every industry. The success of DMS—coupled with the recognition by Inc. magazine—is a testament to the hundreds of passionate employees across North America that allow us to provide a suite of award-winning capabilities to the marketplace.”

According to recent reports, marketing budgets are expected to increase over the coming year, with more ad spend directed toward digital platforms than ever before. Marketers are now relying on data-driven campaigns to outpace the competition and accelerate growth. “We’ve got the most experience in the business, and our technology brings everything we know to the table, benefiting a diverse array of advertisers and publishers,” added Marinucci.

Since its inception, DMS has evolved into a full-service performance marketing company that services firms within highly complex and competitive industries including mortgage, education, retail, financial services, health and careers with vertical-specific divisions including Best Rate Referrals and DMS Education. Earlier this year DMS acquired W4 and Avenue100 Media Solutions, that each both bolstered the company’s comprehensive performance marketing offering that now includes an in-house call center, expansive publisher network, owned and operated domains and email platform, agency services and proprietary marketing technology.

The full Inc. 5000 list, including the feature on Digital Media Solutions, is online and in the September 2018 issue of Inc. magazine.


About Digital Media Solutions

Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS) is the fastest-growing independent agency focused on performance marketing. DMS deploys diversified and data-driven digital media customer acquisition solutions that deliver scalable, sustainable and measurable marketing results. The company’s performance marketing, digital agency and marketing technology solutions connect the right consumers with the right offers at the right time to achieve the marketing objectives of clients in highly competitive industries. DMS continues to experience explosive year-over-year growth, with continuous recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s TBBJ 200 List in 2015, 2016 and 2017; the Entrepreneur magazine 360 list in 2017; and a top 10 ranking on the 2015 and 2016 Florida Fast 100 lists. Named one of America’s “Best Places to Work” in 2017 by Inc. magazine, DMS brings together some of the industry’s most knowledgeable people, efficient processes and sophisticated technology across the digital and marketing spectrum. The company continues to deliver on its strategic mission, which is backed by its board of investors including multi-billion-dollar Canadian private equity firm Clairvest Group. For more information about DMS, its consumer finance-focused division Best Rate Referrals, affiliate network W4 Performance Ad Market, education-branded platforms including, or the performance marketing technology Sparkroom, visit Keep up with DMS news at and connect with us on LinkedIn at

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