Madwire growing faster than a speeding bullet

LOVELAND – Take a walk through Madwire Media and it’s hard to miss the superhero decorating theme. It’s quite possible that the father-and-son team, Joe and JB Kellogg, who founded the digital marketing and design agency have donned capes of their own, considering all that has been accomplished since Madwire opened its doors in 2009.

Five years ago, it was just the two of them. Now, Madwire is one of the fastest growing businesses in Colorado, with 175 employees. The plan is to grow that number to 350 by 2018. Revenues have increased by more than 213 percent, leaping in (almost) a single bound from $4.76 million in 2011 to $13.4 million in 2013. The company has seen a 5,254 percent growth in a three-year period.

The accolades continue to pour in:

At BizWest Media’s annual Bravo Awards ceremony in March, the Kelloggs received a Loveland Entrepreneur Award to recognize the company’s rapid growth. Two months earlier, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce named JB Kellogg its Young Professional of the Year.

Inc. 5000 rated Madwire No. 10 on its list of the top 100 digital marketing and advertising firms in the nation, No. 51 overall and second among the top 100 companies in Colorado. Madwire ranked third in the Inc. Hire Power awards. ColoradoBiz recognized it two years running as a top 50 family-run company.

This is not the first time Madwire has received a Mercury Award. Holy trophies in the case, Batman!

Last year, Madwire crafted more than 2,000 websites for its clients, earning more than 300,000 conversions for them. Madwire officials point to analytics citing more than 10 million inbound visitors driven to clients’ websites. There’s a gym in the basement, a garden on the roof and foosball in the break room.

In the words of Rocket J. Squirrel, “And now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like”: Last November, Madwire sponsored UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks, a mixed martial arts event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.