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Austin Williams Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

National honor latest in a string of yearlong achievements and accolades

Leading advertising, branding and digital marketing agency Austin Williams announced today it has been named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. With the designation, Austin & Williams holds a pedigree shared by companies including Intuit, Zappos, Microsoft, Oracle, GoPro and Patagonia, among others. According to Inc., companies that have made this year’s list have grown six-fold since 2013.

Earlier this year, Austin & Williams was named a “Great Place to Work” by the institute that annually creates the Fortune 100 list of the same name.

“We are delighted with this honor and are grateful for the recognition of our hard work and success on behalf of our clients,” said Eva LaMere, president of Austin & Williams. “Being a member of the Inc. 5000 is validation of our team’s hard work, the upward trajectory of our company and our growth over the past three years. We see many more great things on the horizon as we break new ground with our existing clients, recruit new business and expand our capabilities as a firm with an increasingly national reach.”

This year, Austin & Williams has signed more than a half dozen new clients across its core verticals in healthcare, higher education and financial services, and ventured into new industries, including real estate, food and hospitality and law. Led by LaMere and Chief Creative Officer Rick Chiorando, A&W has won more than two-dozen marketing awards in 2017 for its work on behalf of its clients. In February, A&W announced the creation of an in-house public relations practice to offer enhanced communications services. A&W is currently planning a move to an updated, class-A building space in early 2018.

“We have been strategic about our growth plans, focusing on areas where we have identified unique opportunities for our firm to expand our business,” said Chiorando. “We have seen much of our business shift in the direction of evolving technologies and we are shifting with it. These are areas where we can provide maximum results for our clients and deliver on our promise to measure everything we do.”

About Austin & Williams

Austin & Williams is a full-service marketing, digital and public relations firm, creating ideas that inspire action for clients in the healthcare, higher education, financial services and professional services industries. Certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the State of New York, the Long Island-based firm was founded in 1992 and was named one of the 100 fastest-growing agencies in the nation. In 2017, it was listed as a “Great Place to Work” by the institute that creates the annual Fortune 100 Great Places to Work list.


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