FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cleveland, OH (August 16, 2012) – Inc. magazine has named Z Squared Media LLC to its Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the country.
Z Squared Media, headquartered in the West Park area of Cleveland, Ohio, operates the largest content marketing event in the country, Content Marketing World, as well as the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), a media and training organization dedicated to helping enterprise-level marketing professionals navigate through the ever-changing field of branded content creation and distribution. CMI works with such brands as Petco, Allstate and Invensys.
“The rise of content marketing has led to a number of new publishing models,” stated CEO Joe Pulizzi, who founded the company in 2007. “The mix of online content creation and social media have enabled companies like ours to exist and make an impact. We not only use content marketing to build our business, but we’ve built all our products and services around the concept that all brands need to think and act like media companies.”
Overall, Z Squared Media’s five-year revenue growth eclipsed 1,000%, and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the 2nd fastest growing private company in Northeast Ohio and the 4th fastest in the state of Ohio. The company was also ranked as the 9th fastest growing media company in the US (three behind Facebook).
Over 1,000 marketing professionals from 20 different countries will attend Content Marketing World this year (Columbus, Ohio – September 4-6), including brand marketers from Google, Cisco Systems, Caterpillar, Nationwide, Aon and IBM. Z Squared Media also produces Content Marketing World Health Summit, which is held this year in Cleveland (November 7-8) and features marketing experts from the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
“The main ingredient in our success is the fantastic team we’ve assembled from all over the US and in Europe and Australia. This type of business model wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago. Today, because of technology and the flexibility of our staff, we’re able to attract over 100,000 marketing professionals to our online content each month,” continued Pulizzi.
About Z Squared Media:
Z Squared Media operates as the brand Content Marketing Institute. Content Marketing Institute (CMI) teaches marketing professionals how to attract and retain customers through compelling, omni-channel storytelling. CMI does this through multiple offerings including: the Content Marketing World event series, Chief Content Officer magazine, educational books, and strategic consulting and content marketing research for some of the best-known brands in the world.