IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sports 1 Marketing, a global sports and entertainment agency, was ranked no. 551 by Inc. on its 34th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
Founded in 2010 by Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, Warren Moon, and veteran sports and technology executive, David Meltzer, Sports 1 Marketing has found its niche with a simple, yet effective business model by focusing on three key principles, “Making a lot of money, helping a lot of people, and having a lot of fun.”
“By surrounding ourselves with the right people and the right ideas, we focus on emerging trends that allow our company to grow rapidly,” said David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing. “I am honored to be recognized by Inc. and look forward to implementing our platform into every sporting and entertainment event around the world. This is a huge stepping stone for the future of our business.”
Sports 1 Marketing has launched two businesses which have been major factors in its tremendous growth: Processing for a Cause Inc. (PFAC), and Sports 1 Marketing Corp. (S1MC), which uses a patent-pending Aggregated Marketing Platform (AMP). These businesses are experiencing so much growth that they have signed a letter of intent to merge with publicly traded Acquired Sales Corp. (OTC Pink:AQSP). Warren Moon will serve as Co-Chairman, and David Meltzer will serve as Co-CEO, of Acquired Sales Corp. following the mergers.
S1MC uses AMP to provide attendees of sports and entertainment venues exclusive digital gift cards and other offers to a variety of businesses via their mobile phones or tablets. AMP can also be used for social influencers, celebrities, and athletes to connect with their fans by offering gifts including newly released items, such as songs, apparel, and/or their favorite items.
PFAC is a program designed to benefit not-for-profit entities to help raise money through their sponsor’s credit card processing. By doing what they do today, sponsors can easily provide non-profit’s a much-needed donation boost, allowing them to focus on their mission of helping people. Participating non-profit organizations have enjoyed donation revenue growth of more than 10 percent annually.
The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Sports 1 Marketing
Founded by Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon and veteran sports & technology executive David Meltzer, Sports 1 Marketing is a global sports and entertainment marketing agency that leverages relationship capital and over 38 years of business experience, bringing athletes, celebrities and businesses together to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. For more information, visit www.sports1marketing.com.
About Inc. Media:
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