Meers Advertising Selected as a 2012 Top 10 Company by KC Business

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Kansas City-based digital and advertising agency selected among 2012 top companies making a difference in the region regardless of size or industry; agency also recognized with the Reinvention Award.

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The awards highlight companies taking a unique approach to business, while contributing to the community.

KC Business recently announced the Top 10 Companies for 2012 at a networking reception on June 28 at the historic Firestone Building in Kansas City, Mo. Meers was recognized among the Top 10 with the “Reinvention” award.

“Each year we recognize the Top Companies that are making a difference in Kansas City,” said Dara Macan, president and group Publisher for Anthem Publishing Inc., the parent company of KC Business. “We’re pleased to showcase these impressive local companies and provide them with premier networking events in celebration of their great work. With more than 40 honorees this year, the competition was high.”

Now in its sixth year, Top Companies is open to all companies—large, small, public or private. Local businessmen and woman judge the competition, looking for innovative, well-rounded and growing businesses to round out the Top 10. In addition, the awards highlight companies taking a unique approach to business, while contributing to the community.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be recognized as a KC Business Top Company, and to be profiled in the current July issue.” said Sam Meers, Meers president and CEO. “Being selected as a Top 10 winner regardless of company size or industry is an amazing accomplishment, and we are very honored and humbled about being part of this year’s group.”

In addition to Meers, the Top 10 Companies for 2012 include:

Lifestyle – Portfolio Kitchen & Home
Innovator – K-State University Olathe
Growth – Perceptive Software
Reinvention – Meers Advertising
Empowerment – Truman Medical Centers
Diversity – DuraComm
Phoenix – Block Real Estate Services
Corporate Cool – Gail’s Harley-Davidson
Community Stewardship – NetStandard
Originality – Home Rental Services

As one of the Top 10 Companies, Meers is in the running for the overall Top Company recognition, which will be announced at a dinner held on July 26, and profiled in the August issue of KC Business.

About Meers
Meers is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. The agency works to advance their clients’ business by helping them solve marketing challenges through relevant, engaging and compelling communications. Meers is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The agency was identified as the fastest growing Kansas City private company in 2011 by Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000,” and was recently recognized as one of the Top Ten finalists for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. (

About Anthem Publishing
Based in Overland Park, Anthem Publishing Inc. (API) provides compelling content, advertising opportunities and recognition programs through publications such as KC Business, Good Health KC and KC Magazine. Anthem fills a need for sophisticated business and lifestyle coverage in the greater Kansas City community. People turn to KC Magazine, along with its sister publications, KC Business and Good Health KC, for news and in-depth stories that affect their lives. (

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