All Terrain Named to Inc. 5000

Chicago Firm Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Rank of 717 on List of America’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies - Number 35 on List of Top 100 Businesses in Chicago Region - Number 54 on List of Top Advertising & Marketing Companies
By: All Terrain, Inc.
Sept. 17, 2008 - PRLog -- NEW YORK - All Terrain, a national integrated marketing agency based in Chicago, was ranked today as No. 717 on Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country.  The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

“Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism,” said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth.”

The magazine also ranked All Terrain as the 35th fastest growing private company in the Chicago area and the 54th fastest growing advertising/marketing company in the U.S. (as measured by Inc. Magazine). All Terrain experienced a growth of 478.5% during a 3-year period ending December 31, 2007.

Earlier this summer All Terrain was also named to the Promo 100 list of the country’s largest promotional agencies by Promo Magazine. All Terrain was listed as the 3rd fastest growing promotional agency on the Promo 100. All Terrain has also launched a new section of their website - - featuring successful client case studies.

“We are honored to be part of the Inc. 5000,” said Sarah Eck-Thompson, co-president of All Terrain. “We have grown into new markets and new services through client referrals and expanded client assignments. In September we will celebrate our 10th anniversary, and for ten years we have delivered cost-effective, integrated, measurable results for our clients. The Inc. 5000 ranking is validation of our approach and a great way to celebrate our accelerating growth.”

“Lots of agencies can help with word-of-mouth, digital, advertising or PR strategies,” said Brook Jay, co-president of All Terrain, “but when was the last time you actually felt good about a brand interaction? People gravitate to experiences that are relevant to their lives and aspirations. All Terrain has grown because we know how to break through the clutter and speak to people authentically where they live, breathe and buy."

About All Terrain
All Terrain is a full-service integrated marketing communications agency that personalizes and connects brands with relevant consumers across a full spectrum of formats. Born as an events and experiential agency, All Terrain has evolved into a full-service agency offering experiential marketing, lifestyle and entertainment branding as well as creative/advertising, integrated digital and public relations services. All Terrain clients include major brands such as General Motors, Underwriters Laboratories, Anheuser-Busch, Red Bull, Tribune Company, Cirque du Soleil and Diageo as well as regional and emerging brands. All Terrain is headquartered in Chicago. For more information and successful case studies, visit or call (312) 421-7672.

About Inc. 5000
The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent.  Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at

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