Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harbinger Co-founders Matt Hall and Chad VonLuehrte announced today that Harbinger has been ranked No. 97 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies, one of the most prestigious business rankings in the nation. 

Harbinger is a leading events and experiences agency based in Washington, DC. Formed by a team of top political talent, Harbinger has expanded their portfolio from politically-focused clients to now include Fortune 500 companies like General Electric, AT&T, and Google (Alphabet). Their clients also include media companies such as CNN, NBC Universal, and FOX News. Harbinger has grown nearly 4,000 percent since its founding in 2013. 

Harbinger joins well-known companies like Microsoft, Under Armour, GoPro, and LinkedIn who also gained national recognition as honorees of the Inc. 500. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. 

“We are honored to join the ranks of some of the most distinguished companies in America. Team Harbinger is proud of the hard work we put forth in order to earn this esteemed ranking,” says Chad VonLuehrte. “It’s our unique combination of creativity, ingenuity, and persistence that has driven our company’s success - it’s all part of Harbinger’s culture.” 

“Our success is attributed to Harbinger’s ability to execute our client’s visions and exceed their expectations. Harbinger brings a level of experience and professionalism that is invaluable to our customers. Through both event production and media exposure, Harbinger has lead initiatives for clients ranging from the White House to Fortune 100 companies. We help them shape public opinion rather than respond to it,” adds Matt Hall. 

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 481 percent

About Harbinger
Harbinger is a leading events and experiences agency based in Washington, DC. Formed by a team of top political talent, Harbinger improves outreach between brands and consumers. Harbinger is a full-service agency that executes messaging strategy for events from conception to execution. Harbinger merges creative innovation with practicality to engage an audience, enhance a message, and bring life to a brand. To learn more about the work Harbinger does with visit www.TeamHarbinger.com/inc500. 

For more information contact: Mallory Mullen, Harbinger, 202-813-9872 mallory@teamharbinger.com 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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