SAN FRANCISCO – October 21, 2010 — BARS+TONE, a creative video agency based in San Francisco, has been ranked as number 17 in the San Francisco Business Times annual list of the “100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area.”
Demonstrating an impressive growth rate of 226.3 percent, BARS+TONE was the only media services company on the list with video production as its core marketing communications service.
To qualify for the ranking, a varied cross-section of traditional and virtual companies provided revenue figures for years 2007, 2008 and 2009, showing at least $200,000 in 2007 and achieving higher revenue in 2009. The San Francisco Business Times partners with PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct the research and produce the list.
Making the list at a significantly high level, among the top 20 firms, marks a year of distinctions for BARS+TONE, which was named in September to the “Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.”
The company recently expanded, moving to new quarters at 1550 Bryant Street in the City, doubling studio and office space, and adding four employees.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the SF Business Times as one of the resourceful businesses moving forward, despite the recession,” said Eric L. Steckel, BARS+TONE vice present and general manager.
“Our revenue increases are due to a team of creative professionals who understand advances in video production, opportunities in integrated media communications, and the latest digital marketing trends.”
“We are fortunate to have the visionary leadership of our president, Stefan Welter, and the varied talents of our staff. With increasing frequency, clients have been asking us to deliver all-encompassing marketing concepts and strategies. We represent a new model that offers a high-value proposition.”
In addition to broadcast quality video production, BARS+TONE restructured this year to provide a broad range of additional media services, including creative design, scripting, social media engagement, online distribution, analytics and tracking. The company also partners with media buying services, public relations agencies and branding firms.
About BARS+TONE: BARS + TONE is a creative video agency headquartered in San Francisco since 2001. A recipient of top industry awards, BARS+TONE is a one-stop creative resource for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, as well as advertising, marketing, and public relations agencies. BARS+TONE also works with nonprofit organizations and supports local civic initiatives and charitable causes. For more information, visit www.bars-tone.com.
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Paul von Beroldingen
PVB Public Relations