Inc. Magazine Names Kelton Research Fastest Growing National Research Firm

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Inc. magazine's inaugural "Inc. 5,000" issue has spotlighted Kelton Research as the nation's fastest growing national market research consultancy.

Inc. magazine's inaugural "Inc. 5,000" issue has spotlighted Kelton Research as the nation's fastest growing national market research consultancy. Kelton has grown more than 400% percent over the past three years largely through word-of-mouth referrals and without extensive marketing or advertising spends. Even more amazing - the firm has retained 96% percent of its clients for new projects in the past year.

"Kelton was founded with the goal of providing customized research services to today's industry leaders, and it's been amazing to see our vision realized," said Kelton Research president Tom Bernthal. "We've experienced incredible growth over the past few years, and are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. magazine for our efforts to create a unique offering in the research world."

Kelton Research distinguishes itself from traditional market research firms in many ways. Its staff is a mix of former members of the media (including Emmy winners and White House correspondents), seasoned communications and marketing professionals, and researchers trained in America's best universities and most prestigious research firms. Kelton's studies provide actionable data that helps shape marketing strategies, promotions, new product offerings, ad campaigns, public relations outreach, and strategic business decisions. It's the signature combination of a fresh perspective and custom methodologies that has led seven of the Fortune 15, dozens of the Fortune 100, and hundreds of other companies and non-profits large and small to call on its services.

"The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy -- the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger and older companies that are underreported in the business media."

The inaugural Inc. 5000 listing is an extension of Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 500 list - which catches many businesses that are simply too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at

About Kelton Research
Kelton Research is a full service market research consultancy with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC. Kelton serves as a strategic partner to both Fortune 500 corporations and smaller companies, utilizing a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to drive tactical recommendations for clients. For more information about Kelton's services, please call (310)479-4040 or visit


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