The Partnership Joins Exclusive List

Inc. 5000 Names The Partnership as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.
Inc. 5000 List 2022
By: Shaheen Solomon, Senior Director of Public Relations

The Partnership, Atlanta’s oldest privately held marketing and brand communications agency has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the nation’s fastest-growing small businesses, ranking number 4,298.

Appearing on the Inc. 5000 list has become one of the most sought-after accomplishments by up-and-coming companies in the United States. Now, The Partnership, Atlanta’s oldest marketing and brand communications agency, can proudly say it’s received this incredible recognition.

Starting in 1982, the Inc. 500 list aimed to name the most successful private companies that are achieving fast-paced growth. Over the years, some of the largest brands in the U.S. have appeared on the list, going on to become household names we recognize today.

Some of these brands include Microsoft, Patagonia, Pandora, 7 Eleven, Under Armour, Zipcar,, among many more. Given the incredible success of these lists and the outstanding quality of businesses in the United States, the Inc. list was expanded from 500 to 5,000 to provide a richer understanding of the state of entrepreneurship in the U.S.

“This is an incredible achievement for the entire team, who are able to consistently create and deliver robust, innovative, and impactful messaging campaigns,” said Amanda Lucey, CEO of The Partnership. “Inc. is renowned for its ability to identify the most important companies undergoing phases of accelerated growth and The Partnership’s inclusion speaks to the hard work, dedication and unwavering quality we offer each of our partners.”

Hallmarks of Success

Appearing on the list is no easy feat and Inc. has stringent requirements that companies must meet to be featured, judging companies based on overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Beyond financial growth, the list also takes into account employee expansion to determine the companies that are boosting employment.

The Partnership was able to demonstrate impressive results for each of these requirements, having grown by 50% in 2022 alone, building on the successes of the previous years. Furthermore, the agency is on track to expand its offices further in Atlanta and Naples, Florida, as the employee base continues to grow.

Given these impressive achievements, the judging committee at Inc. decided to include The Partnership on their 2022 list, ranking at 4,298.

“It’s clear to us that this award not only celebrates our incredible year-on-year growth, but it also highlights the enormous amount of work and effort that we put into fostering a culture of curiosity among our team,” said Lucey. “The success we’ve experienced is the culmination of a broad number of factors that allow us to ensure our partners receive a world-class service, while also contributing to our local communities.”

Success Built Upon Success

Inc.’s recognition is the latest in a series of awards and distinctions The Partnership has earned in 2022. In May, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce selected The Partnership as one of Cobb’s 2022 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year, highlighting it as one of the county’s exceptional, influential, and thriving companies.

The agency received further recognition for its work in its philanthropy and website design. In March, the Communitas Awards honored The Partnership with an International Excellence in Community Service and Philanthropy distinction for its “Gives Back” program. Additionally, the company received a Gold Award for website design from the international AVA Digital Awards competition in January.

“Such a prestigious award helps to validate all the hard work and dedication that every member of The Partnership puts in, often going beyond the call of duty to surpass partner expectations and give back to the community,” Lucey said. “We look forward to building on this momentum to bring The Partnership’s unique offering to more key partners.”

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