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RKG Holds Spot as Fastest Growing Independent Search Agency in 2014 AdAge Agency Report

April 28, 2014
Columbia, MD

 

RKG Outpaces Search Industry Growth by 253%

April 28, 2014, Charlottesville, VA – RKG, a leading search and digital marketing agency, was again recognized as the fastest growing independent search agency by Advertising Age for the second consecutive year, according to the 2014 AdAge Agency Report for Largest U.S. Search-Marketing Agencies.

 

AdAge’s 2014 Agency Report saw RKG move up three places from last year, to 15th largest search agency, ranking among the top three search agencies in terms of overall growth.

“RKG continues to see notable growth across all our service offerings by leveraging our proprietary technology to help our clients achieve Digital Visibility,” said George Gallate, RKG CEO. “As the fastest-growing independent search agency last year, we’re extremely proud to see our continued momentum again represented in the AdAge Agency Report. Our priority is helping our clients grow and surpass their digital objectives, and that’s what we remain focused on as we move forward.”

RKG saw search revenue grow by 47% in 2013, more than triple the industry average. Since 2008, RKG’s search offering has grown by more than 300%, and the company saw overall growth of 50% last year alone. Each year, AdAge releases its Agency Report, analyzing revenue data from over 900 agencies. In 2013, digital agencies continued to see strong growth, and now account for more than a third of total U.S. agency revenue. While overall U.S. agency revenue grew by 3.7% last year, digital revenue surged 13.8% and search revenue grew by 13.3%. Download the AdAge Agency Report here.

About RKG

RKG is a search and digital marketing agency that combines superior marketing talent with leading-edge technology to create the industry’s most effective data-driven digital marketing solutions. RKG drives business to clients by maximizing a full range of opportunities including paid search, SEO, product listing ads, social media, display advertising and comparison shopping engine management services. Founded in 2003, RKG partners with clients such as Drugstore.com, Express, Herman Miller, Jones Group and Urban Outfitters. In 2014, Advertising Age ranked RKG the fastest growing independent search agency. A privately held company, RKG is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA with offices in San Francisco, CA, Bend, OR and Boston, MA. For more information visit www.rimmkaufman.com or follow the company on Twitter @rimmkaufman.

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 6,800 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 19 additional offices in the US and 33 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.

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