Inc. 500 Ranks Live Chat Provider ActivEngage No. #121
Live Chat Provider ActivEngage, Inc. Ranks No. 121 on the 2012 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,626.9%
NEW YORK, August 21, 2012 -- Inc. magazine today ranked ActivEngage, Inc., the automotive industry's most trusted live chat brand, NO. 121 on its annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Making the list with a three-year revenue growth of 2,626.9% puts ActivEngage live chat in the top 25% of the fastest growing businesses in the nation.
ActivEngage CEO and co-founder of the live chat company Todd Smith says “It is great to see everyone's hard work pay off. Our employees have poured their time and energy into making ActivEngage the best and most trusted automotive live chat solutions provider in the nation. Seeing our live chat brand on the list of the Inc 500 fastest growing companies is a reward that everyone here deserves."
The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to achieve a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth – this benchmark would have excluded the bottom 46 companies on last year’s top 500 list. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Live chat provider, ActivEngage is proud to be the recipient of such a prestigious award.
ActivEngage COO and co-founder Ted Rubin reflectively said, “When Todd and I started our live chat company, we wanted to build the kind of company that you always dream of working at as a kid. We wanted it to be fun, fast paced and progressive. This year we won the Tom Scalise Leadership Award for Workplace Wellness, we were rated Best Places to Work in Central Florida and one of the Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch. Now, also being ranked nationally as one of the very top companies on the Inc. 500 list, proves that putting our employees first has really paid off…for everyone.”
About ActivEngage, Inc.
ActivEngage (www.activengage.com) is the most trusted automotive live chat solutions provider in the industry. We have built a strong reputation on our ability to successfully manage chats. Our proprietary live chat and real-time business intelligence software was created to meet the specific needs of dealerships. The essential person-to-person meet & greet dealers require at the physical showroom is now possible on the dealership website through ActivEngage live chat. Proactive website engagement decreases abandonment rates and increases website lead generation with the thousands of visitors the average dealership receives each month. ActivEngage provides dealerships with the ability to engage with the 80% of automotive consumers who conduct part of their vehicle shopping process online, since live chat is the only technology that allows dealers to start building a personal relationship with their website shoppers from the moment they hit the website. Having taken millions of chats on behalf of our customers, ActivEngage has developed the best and most effective way to live chat with online shoppers. ActivEngage offers three tiers of live chat service to ensure all website visitors' experiences are enjoyable and uncomplicated, thereby increasing the value of dealership websites through better lead generation.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.