New York, Sept. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inc. Magazine ranked MotiveQuest No. 2300 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.  The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. MotiveQuest joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

"It is an honor to be recognized by Inc. magazine for our unique social insights platform."  MotiveQuest founder and CEO, David Rabjohns stated. "We enjoy excellent partnerships with our clients and have won industry awards for our work and being included on this list is entirely due to the hard work and dedication of our employees."  

Along with an overall ranking on the prestigious list, MotiveQuest also secured a No. 88 ranking among Chicago-based businesses and is the only social intelligence listening platform to make the 2011 Inc. 5000.  

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

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 www.inc.com/5000.

About MotiveQuest

MotiveQuest helps bold organizations understand what motivates their customers so they can confidently grow their business.  We bring motivations to life through a suite of software tools augmented by professional analysis - The MotiveQuest Framework.  The MotiveQuest Framework affords each of our customers the benefit of a brainy and strategic marketing team, in the convenience and cost-effectiveness of a software platform.  The effect of understanding and using Motivations can be measured using our approach to Advocacy - a set of metrics that uniquely correlates with sales and share.  Fortune 500 organizations like Nike, Microsoft, Kraft and Audi have benefitted from this new approach to social measurement research. Visit us online at www.MotiveQuest.com

Methodology

The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 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 www.inc.com/500.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars--the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 22-24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

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Angela Leon 
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