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For the 3rd Time, Red Shark Digital Makes the Inc. 5000, in 2023, With a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 86 Percent

August 15, 2023
August 20, 2023

For the 3rd Time, Red Shark Digital Makes the Inc. 5000, in 2023, With a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 86 Percent

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NEW YORK, August 15, 2023 – Inc. revealed today that Red Shark Digital, a leading player in the digital marketing industry, ranks on the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. This distinguished accolade reaffirms Red Shark Digital's commitment to innovation, growth, and exceptional client service.

Since its inception, Red Shark Digital has consistently pushed boundaries and set new standards in the digital marketing arena. With a focus on data-driven insights, creative excellence, and a customer-centric approach, the agency has helped businesses across various industries achieve remarkable growth and enhance their online presence.

“Achieving our third appearance on the Inc. 5000 list is more than a milestone,” said Chris Rupp, Founder and CEO of Red Shark Digital. “It’s a testament to the hard work, innovation, and relentless pursuit of excellence that defines the entire team at Red Shark Digital.”

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

As a multi-year honoree of the Inc. 5000, Red Shark Digital continues to expand its reach and impact. The agency's comprehensive suite of services includes website development, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, social media management, content marketing, and more. By staying at the forefront of industry trends and leveraging emerging technologies, Red Shark Digital equips its clients with the tools needed to excel in today's competitive digital climate.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized alongside such prestigious companies, and it reaffirms our unwavering commitment to empowering our clients through exceptional digital strategies,” said Rupp.

With a rapidly evolving business landscape and ever-changing consumer behaviors, Red Shark Digital remains steadfast in its commitment to helping businesses navigate the complexities of the digital world. The agency's third Inc. 5000 recognition serves as a testament to its unwavering dedication to driving growth, delivering results, and fostering lasting partnerships.

For more information about Red Shark Digital's digital marketing services and achievements, please visit:

About Red Shark Digital: Red Shark Digital is a superior full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in Web Design, SEO, Branding, and Digital Advertising. With offices across North Carolina, Red Shark Digital prides itself on delivering custom solutions and digital marketing success for its clients. To learn more about Red Shark Digital visit:

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

About Inc.: Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.’s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to rank the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit

Methodology: Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places.

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