Portland, OR, June 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Portland Business Journal (PBJ) has named leading West Coast interactive advertising and branding agency the Overland Agency among its annual list of Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon. Overland placed 56th for achieving 83.5% growth from 2004 to 2006.
This is the first year that Overland, founded in 2001, has entered PBJ’s business growth competition, which calculates rankings according to increases in revenue and staff.
CEO/Executive Creative Director Arve Overland accepted the award at PBJ’s sold-out awards ceremony at the Portland Art Museum on June 21. Some Overland Agency clients were also singled out for their success, including Legend Homes (among the Top 25 Private companies).
“To have achieved this level of success in such a competitive industry reinforces that hard work and placing the clients first pay off,” said Mr. Overland, who was previously recognized in Portland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Awards,” celebrating the professional accomplishments and community involvement of Portland’s young business leaders. “We are honored to be in the company of so many innovative, determined individuals contributing to the economic health of Oregon.”
“The companies that comprise this list of fastest-growing companies are the engines that are driving employment and economic growth in this region,” said PBJ publisher Craig Wessel.
About the Overland Agency
The Overland Agency is an award-winning Portland, Oregon-based brand marketing and advertising agency with deep capabilities in web design and development that combines high-level strategic consulting with smart, passionate creative execution. The agency serves as an online integrated marketing partner: an ad agency, web development shop, search-optimization consultancy, and brand specialists within one company. Clients include adidas, Aegon Insurance, Dolphin Software, Extensis, Fila, Legend Homes, LightSPEED Technologies, Merix, New Edge Networks, and TSSI. The agency also does pro bono work for such groups as the Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Habitat for Humanity.