The ONLY Indiana company to land on the Inc 5000 & Best Place to Work list 6 times in a row!

Inc. magazine revealed that Hanapin Marketing has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for the 6th time in a row (Less than 3% of all companies honored can say that!). Hanapin has also been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Indiana for the last 7 years – we are the ONLY company in Indiana that can claim to be on both lists!

Hanapin specializes in just one thing, paid advertising. We don’t do design, SEO, website development or any other services that many full-service agencies do. Placing paid ads in platforms like Google, Facebook, Pinterest, and Linkedin is our expertise. Even with being so specialized in our services, Hanapin has grown 483% over the last 6 years and we’ve more than doubled the number of full-time employees on our team. All while winning multiple best place to work awards and having an 89% employee retention rate.

“One of the reasons I came to Hanapin eight years ago was our CEO’s, Pat East, ambition to get on the Inc 5000 list three consecutive times. Winning it six times is extraordinary. And with a company that is in a specialized and very competitive industry. There’s only a handful of brands in the country that can use our services, against a larger number of agencies vying for their business. Even with that, we’ve still managed to have massive growth. We’re nowhere near stopping either.  I’m grateful I get to work with this uber-talented team and for their dedication to moving the company, and industry, forward,” says Hanapin President, Jeff Allen.

Continuous growth, while simultaneously creating a desirable and effective work culture, is not an easy feat for any company. It requires a significant focus on company culture from the top down. At Hanapin, the core of our culture is based on transparency, listening to employees, effectively solving problems, and being enthusiastic for our clients.  We build up our employees to be successful professionals, encourage lifelong learning, and to give back to their community. A lot of time is spent recruiting and hiring the right people on the front end that exhibit our core values, and investing in them in the long run.

The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

You can find Hanapin’s complete Inc. 5000 profile at


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About Hanapin Marketing

Founded in 2004, Hanapin Marketing is an award-winning digital marketing agency with expertise in paid search, paid social, programmatic, and conversion rate optimization. We help complex businesses that have multiple brands, products, locations,  and/or service lines. Through matchless results, unlimited innovation, sensible strategies, unique partnerships, proactive management and flexible service models, we grow businesses 251% faster in their first 12 months after hiring us. We are the agency of experts that produce the international conference series Hero Conf and industry-leading blog PPC Hero. Hanapin has been named as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work since 2013 and in 2018, earned the coveted #1 ranking.  Since 2017, Inc. Magazine has recognized us on their Best Workplaces list, and 2019 is the third year in a row to be named on Ad Age’s Best Workplaces list. Simultaneously, Hanapin has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies each year since 2014. 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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