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Steel Branding Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Austin, Texas (September 20, 2017) – Austin based family-targeted marketing agency, Steel Branding, announced today that it has been named on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Steel Branding makes the list with a three-year growth of 43%. The agency has ranked on Inc. 5000’s list for four consecutive years.

“It is an honor to have been ranked on this prestigious list. Our team works hard to push the boundaries of advertising and marketing in the Family Targeted Marketing niche, attracting clients that want to grow in the digital age. Steel’s success would not have been possible without the hard work of our amazing team,” said CEO of Steel Branding, Kirsten Cutshall.

The Inc. 5000 list is an annual ranking of national private companies who are the “superheroes” of the economy and are strong in strategy, service and innovation. Companies are ranked according to the percentage of growth of their annual revenue over a three-year period. The list represents a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the country – America’s independent entrepreneurs.

According to Inc., 83 companies from Austin made the 2017 list, and as one of those companies, Steel Branding continues to stand out with their unique marketing niche to reach the American family.


The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 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. and the Inc. 5000

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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 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 of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

About Steel Branding

Founded in 2000, Steel Branding is a full-service ad agency specializing in marketing to American families. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the agency works with clients who want to achieve spectacular growth by compelling the decision makers for households with children to consume and interact with the brands, products and services they serve. The agency particularly focuses on communicating the healthcare, education, consumer packaged goods, government and family living benefits their clients provide to help families live happier, healthier and simpler lives. To learn more, visit