For the Third Year in a Row, Ideas That Evoke is Named to Exclusive Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Madison, Wisconsin-based Idea Agency Honored for Three-Year Growth of 550%, #11 in the State of Wisconsin

Ideas That Evoke

Ideas That Evoke – founded by President, Kelly Ehlers, in 2009 – is a three-year Inc. 5000 recipient and currently ranks as the No. 11 Top Company in the State of Wisconsin.

Ideas That Evoke®, a digital, social and public relations agency serving clients in the beauty, salon professional, lifestyle and luxury industries, has secured the No. 901 spot on Inc. Magazine's 37th annual Inc. 5000 list. Representing a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment, independent small businesses, the annual list is one of the most prestigious rankings of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Ideas That Evoke – founded by President, Kelly Ehlers, in 2009 – is a three-year Inc. 5000 recipient and currently ranks as the No. 11 Top Company in the State of Wisconsin. To date, Evoke’s rapid growth has been 100 percent referral-based, a testament to the agency’s work pioneering social, public relations, influencer and digital strategies for industry-leading brands. The Madison-based agency has also been identified as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List and certified as a “Freedom-Centered Workplace” by WorldBlu.

“It is an incredible honor to be included among the nation’s most successful private companies for the third year in a row,” said Ehlers. “As one of the country’s trend-setting agencies, we’re committed to finding new ways to share brand stories and strategically connect with audiences. As we continue to grow and diversify our portfolio, we look forward to even greater innovation alongside today’s leading businesses.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at


About Ideas That Evoke®
Ideas That Evoke® – a social media, digital and PR agency located in Madison, WI – was recently named the #325th Fastest Growing Private Company in America and 4th Fastest Growing Company in WI by Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 List. The agency, founded by Kelly Ehlers in 2009, is rooted in solving business challenges through the innovative use of social media, influencer marketing and disruptive creative. To learn more about Ideas That Evoke, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

About Inc. Media
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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 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 has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

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