Anthem Marketing Named One Of The Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses by ICIC and FORTUNE

Chicago, IL


Stephanie McAndrew
Anthem Marketing Solutions

Anthem Marketing Solutions named one of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. by ICIC and FORTUNE's Inner City 100

CHICAGO - October 21, 2014 - The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that Anthem Marketing Solutions was selected for the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. Anthem Marketing Solutions was ranked with other companies in industries such as Food and Beverage, Retail, Media and Communications, Software and Information Technology, and Professional Services.

The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city businesses and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America's urban communities. "It's important to recognize businesses like Anthem Marketing Solutions that are truly driving economic growth and job creation and America's urban cores," said Matt Camp, President, ICIC. "We believe that inner cities hold unique competitive advantages for business, and the success of these firms underscores that market opportunity."

The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Awards on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. "We are proud to be recognized by The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and FORTUNE as one of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S.," said John C. Keenan, CEO and Managing Partner of Anthem Marketing Solutions. "Much of our success can be attributed to having the right team. We're fortunate to have a really diverse group in a fun and dynamic environment which has made growing together really enjoyable."

Anthem Marketing Solutions utilizes proprietary tools and business processes to support acquisition, retention and customer growth strategies for its growing roster of B2C and B2B clients, including several Fortune 1000 brands, and is proficient in the big data analytics arena. Anthem has built on its heritage in traditional database marketing and offers solutions supporting offline and online marketing activities, including local area marketing, direct mail and email, social media, and mobile targeting.

The full list of winners can be viewed at

About Anthem Marketing Solutions

Since 2004, Anthem Marketing Solutions has provided data-driven solutions to today's omni-channel marketers, focusing on growing long-term customer value. Learn more about our products & services at or email us at .

About Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC's mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs. Learn more at or @icicorg.