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March 21, 2014

ReviveHealth Caps Strong Growth Year with Small Agency of the Year Award

ReviveHealth Caps Strong Growth Year with Small Agency of the Year Award
by Nashville Health Care Council | Mar 21, 2014

Nation’s Health Care Capital Now Home to Nation’s Most-Recognized Health Care PR Firm

Nashville, TN – With four years of strong client work and a compounded annual growth rate of 58 percent under its belt, ReviveHealth was awarded Small PR Agency of the Year atPRWeek’s annual industry awards dinner in New York City Thursday. The win comes on the heels of the best start to a new year in the agency’s history, 2013 revenue growth approaching 10 percent, and four consecutive years of double-digit profitability.

“ReviveHealth is an agency that impresses with great work, steady growth, measurable results, and outstanding thought leadership,” said one PRWeek judge. “The strategic focus of the agency is clear. Many firms talk about brand focus. ReviveHealth delivers it through the work.”

In recognition of ReviveHealth’s singular focus on health care, another PRWeek judge said: “Dominating a niche pays off. They are the go-to guys for healthcare PR.”

Thursday’s award catapulted ReviveHealth into unprecedented territory for a PR agency. Since opening its doors in 2009, ReviveHealth has been recognized as the fastest growing PR firm in the U.S. by O’Dwyer’s and one of the three fastest-growing firms in the world by The Holmes Report. The firm was also recognized as New Agency of the Year in 2009, the Best Boutique Agency to Work For by The Holmes Report three years in a row, Boutique Agency of the Year by PRWeek in 2013,and a finalist for PRWeek‘s Agency of the Year two years running. ReviveHealth moved from PRWeek‘s Boutique category to the Small Agency category as a result of revenue jumping above $5 million per year.

ReviveHealth’s 2013 growth was fueled by the addition of several major new clients and the continued build-out of the firm’s executive leadership team. Over the course of the year, the firm added eleven professionals, including a new Practice Leader with extensive health care industry expertise. In addition to Mark Willis joining the ReviveHealth team as Practice Leader, six long-time ReviveHealth employees were promoted, including Jeff Speer and Nicole Mraz to Senior Vice President and Elizabeth Musson to Vice President. The ReviveHealth senior leadership team now includes Willis as SVP and Practice Leader, Speer as SVP and Practice Leader, Mraz as SVP, Joanne Thornton as chief accounts officer (CAO), Phil Stone as chief operating officer (COO), Kriste Goad as chief marketing officer (CMO), and Brandon Edwards as chief executive officer (CEO).

“In 2013, ReviveHealth hit $5.3 million in fees, with 13 percent of our revenue coming from the Health Services sector, 10 percent from Health Technology, and 3 percent from Healthy Living,” said Brandon Edwards, CEO of ReviveHealth. “We are on a strong growth trajectory, with five straight years of growth and a professional roster approaching 30. Our 2013 performance has set the stage for even bigger growth in 2014, and we are on the path to achieve our vision of becoming the most interesting firm in the country – a unique combination of challenging and complex work, integrated and leading-edge communication strategies, and an incredibly strong culture.”

About ReviveHealth
ReviveHealth is the leading strategic communication firm specializing in Health Systems, Health Services, Health Technology, and Healthy Living. The firm’s clients include major health systems, academic medical centers, hospitals and physician organizations as well as health care industry associations, health technology companies, wellness and population health companies, and health services companies of all stripes and sizes, from start-up to enterprise solutions. ReviveHealth has offices in Nashville, Tennessee, and Santa Barbara, California and can be found on the web at thinkrevivehealth.com and on Twitter @ThinkRevive.

CONTACT:
Brandon Edwards, CEO, ReviveHealth
615.878.2304 (m) | be@thinkrevivehealth.com

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