May 30, 2008
Kolbeco is proud to have been named one of St. Louis’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, published by the St. Louis Business Journal on May 30, 2008.

Landing at #10, this is Kolbeco’s first appearance on the list with a growth rate of 171% from 2005-2007.

In addition, we are happy to congratulate two Kolbeco PR clients who have captured spots on the list. Landing on the list at #7 is Antennas Direct, whose online sales of antennas for high definition television through the firm’s website, Target.com, and other major online & traditional retailers have led to nearly 248% growth from 2005-2007. Terrestrial Digital and Antennas Direct have recently gained worldwide exposure on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC’s “On the Money”, US News & World Report, Newsweek, CNN, Popular Mechanics, the Washington Post, among others. Antennas Direct’s first appearance on the list was in 2007, when they were ranked at #5.

Also capturing a spot in the top 20 is Captiva Marketing, who landed on the list at #14, up from #19 in 2007, with a growth rate of about 153%. Founded in 2003, Captiva is the leading search engine marketing firm in the St. Louis area, and is led by owners Mark Forst and Bill Brasser. This is Captiva’s second consecutive appearance on the list.

The St. Louis Business Journal ranked the top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in St. Louis, with growth rates ranging from 526% to 46%.

Kolbeco is a full-service Marketing and Communications firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, health care, and professional services. In 2006 and 2007, Kolbeco was named one of the top PR firms in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. Kolbeco provides strategic planning, advertising, graphic design, direct mail, web design, special events, and a full range of public relations services. For more information, please call Lauren Kolbe at 636-379-3895 or visit Kolbeco online at www.kolbeco.net.

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