Digital marketing agency re:group is quickly reaching the point where it needs to make a decision. Add more office space or start thinking of innovative ways to accommodate its new employees, like stacking desks on top of each other.
Actually, that last option probably isn't feasible. Look for re:group to handle its growth in a more traditional manner.
"We're looking at adding space because we're running out of places to put people," Carey Jernigan, vice president of development for re:group
The downtown Ann Arbor-based company has hired four people over the last year, expanding its staff to 25 people. It is also looking to make six hires, specifically for positions in computer programming, account executive and social media, among others. It is also looking for an intern.
Behind re:group's growth is a jump in its overall workload. The 10-year-old company has kept its existing clients, like DTE Energy and Health Plus
, while also adding a number of new customers. Its new clients include Tutor Doctor
and Community Bank & Trust of Florida
"We tripled our revenue last year," Jernigan says. "It's a combination of hard work and bringing in new clients."
Jernigan expect this growth curve to continue through as re:group keeps focusing on grow its business in the normal sectors it serves, such as bio-tech, financial services and franchising.
"This is where we continue to grow and attract clients," Jernigan says.
Source: Carey Jernigan, vice president of development for re:group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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