2016 was a year of many milestones and accomplishments for NEWMEDIA and our sister brands, DRUD, RiotLabs and 1FEE.
NEWMEDIA proudly celebrated its 20-year anniversary and continues to expand and strengthen its position as a top-tier interactive agency. We work with companies across the country and around the globe (34 U.S. states and 5 continents), to solve complex technical problems, create award-winning designs, and provide premium full-service solutions that drive measurable ROI for our clients.
Our in-house start-up brands, RiotLabs and 1FEE, have been aggressively growing in pursuit of the lofty goal of being the premier, full-service digital agency partner for the $24 Billion U.S. SMB market, by offering a robust and cost-effective alternative to cheap self-serve tools such as Wix or Squarespace. Leveraging best practices from NEWMEDIA’s history and vast experience, RiotLabs and 1FEE’s consistently high-quality affordable solutions helped bring on 300+ new clients in 2016, a number that is expected to triple in 2017.
Last but by no means least, we come to our flagship software (SaaS) solution, DRUD. After two solid years of core development, 2016 was truly a pivotal year for DRUD. We continued to build on its foundation and prepare for the release of the suite of products for DevOps in 2017. The suite of products includes tools for local development, security and password management, continuous integration, and hosting and infrastructure management, with the first slated for Q2/Q3.
“It’s been a tremendous year. After year-over-year double-digit growth for the past several years, being recognized by the Inc. 5000 as the #111 fastest-growing software company in the US based on our 2015 numbers was an amazing acknowledgement all by itself. But then, revenues more than doubled again in 2016! We outgrew our old location and moved behind Union Station, tripling our office space in the process, hired dozens of new people, received multiple awards and accolades, and had a successful year with our start-ups,” said Steve Morris, CEO. “This continued trajectory serves to reinforce the radical concept that our unique position, of being an established, proven agency that is also willing to take risks and innovate like a startup, is not only possible, but can be a powerful, winning combination, both for ourselves and our clients. We are excited about what is to come in 2017.”
Here’s an infographic to highlight the year in numbers: