BOSTON – Today, Inc. announced that Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is No. 797 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing, privately-owned companies in America. The list includes some of the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“As a first-time member of the Inc. 5000, we are thrilled to be ranked at No. 797,” said Matthew Stumm, Founder and President. “Achieving this honor is a testament to our dedicated team and clients – it’s especially important in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting complications. In the last three years, we’ve more than doubled our team and have been able to expand our work in the industries at the forefront of change, including life sciences and health, patient recruitment, renewables and cleantech, and technology and SaaS.”

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. 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

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

“As an organization, we continually have an eye toward improvement and growth. It’s an important part of our DNA,” said Leslie du Roure, Creative Director. “Digital marketing is a very competitive space. Our dedication to successfully scaling our business over the past three years has rapidly created new opportunities for us to better serve our clients.”

About Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing
Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is a full-service, Boston-based branding and digital marketing agency that specializes in the life sciences, patient recruitment, energy and sustainability, and technology industries. Through agile strategies and the latest digital media solutions, Stark / Raving provides high-impact creative and strategic solutions that strengthen brand awareness, help customers accomplish their marketing objectives, and create meaningful connections.

About the Inc. 5000
Methodology: Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at

About Inc. Magazine
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. Magazine offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc.