LYFE Marketing Ranks #299 on Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Private Companies

  • August 23, 2019
Inc. 5000

We are proud to announce that our agency made Inc’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List!!

And you can too… with the right approach.

Here’s how we did it.

Our Story

Our founders, Keran Smith, Sean and Sherman Standberry, started our agency in 2011 in the city of Atlanta.

As minority men in their early 20’s, completely broke, and still in college, it is safe to say that the odds were stacked against them.


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Little did we know that our humble beginnings would later result in growing one of the Top 10% Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US, ranking #299 in the nation and #17 in the city of Atlanta.

Our agency was started with one purpose – to help small businesses grow.

Not through cold-calling, networking, print ads, or TV ads… but through measurable and scalable, digital marketing strategies. However, the only way we could accomplish this is if we found a way to effectively market our own company.

And, with no money at all, we had to figure out how to use the Internet to grow.

“In the very beginning, we could barely get anyone to return our phone calls or take meetings with us. When we did get meetings, we were wrote off as kids without enough experience. All we needed was one opportunity, but no one would say yes. I remember thinking we would fail unless we built our own case study. We had to have success with our own services. And if we couldn’t do that then we deserved to fail. ” – Sean Standberry, CEO

But after 3-years of failure and slow growth, their persistence allowed us to strike a winning formula for attracting customers. This evolved by studying our audience, their buying behaviors, pain points, and struggles. We had to understand the psychology that leads them to making purchases. Then we had to refine our brand story, and create a step-by-step funnel that attracts, engages, and converts strangers into customers.



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This formula included a mix of offers, high-value content, and lead magnets. We promoted them through mediums like social media, search engines, blogging, email marketing, and more.

“The same strategy that we implemented to grow our own small business is now what we use to serve our clients” – Sherman Standberry, CFO.

We grew by 1501% over the last 3 years, and ranked #299 in the Nation, and #17 fastest-growing in Georgia according to the Inc. 5000 list.

We share this story to inspire you to do the same.

It did not take working hard, but smart.

It only took the right strategy and means to execute it.

“Our entire team, from business development representative to service specialist, earned this accomplishment. Founders without expert, efficient, and supportive team members are dreamers.” – Keran Smith, CMO.




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And we’re proud to help you develop a winning digital marketing strategy with one of our consultants, or execute it with our account services team.

What’s holding you back?


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