2015 rank: 43
2014 rank: NA
Longtime Next Fifteen CEO Tim Dyson has steered the holding company through changes, acquisitions, and tumultuous times over the years. Recently, he’s been helping the group, which owns Text100, M Booth, Bite, The OutCast Agency, Beyond, and 463 Communications, among others, focus on digital and content marketing efforts. At the end of 2014, Next Fifteen scooped up content marketing agency Story Worldwide.
Dyson called 2014 a record year with revenues up 10.6% overall and profitability up 51.6%. Next Fifteen’s US businesses performed strongly with revenue up 13%. Revenue rebounded sharply in the UK, growing 27.3% following declines in the first half of the year.