Woodruff Named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List

Firm ranks no. 2,390 with three-year sales growth of more than 150%

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 17, 2016) – Marketing consulting firm Woodruff has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, the publication’s 35th annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Woodruff is a newcomer to the ranks at number 2,390, recording three-year sales growth of more than 150 percent. In addition, the firm has tripled the number of staff in the same three-year period.

The list, released today, represents America’s top-performing independent entrepreneurial companies and reflects the type of business philosophy that guides Woodruff.

Our competitive, entrepreneurial spirit and ‘no boundaries’ approach to deliver great thinking is a main contributor to our financial success,” says Terry Woodruff, president and chief executive officer, Woodruff. “Our team understands the customers and markets our clients serve and has a deft ability to solve business challenges with great success.

Woodruff has a strong base of business in the agricultural and animal health sectors, and its team members have diverse business and communications experience in these markets. The firm offers marketing, digital content development and public relations expertise.

Over the past few years, the firm has realized the greatest pace of growth in its history. In 2014, Woodruff was one of seven companies to receive a Fast Track Award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which honors the state’s fastest growing businesses.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Woodruff has offices in Columbia, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Woodruff is a next-generation marketing and communications firm, delivering unexpected ideas, nurtured in fresh air. Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, Woodruff is able to propel clients and their brands farther, faster. Woodruff has been a trusted global partner of clients for more than 20 years with specialties in agriculture, financial services, and healthcare.

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The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.