Clarity Quest Marketing is a company that is enjoying both the rise in the economy and the uptick of its age.
The Ann Arbor-based firm doubled its revenue in 2012, allowing it to hire two more people in the last six months. It now has a staff of 13 employees and an intern. One of its recent hires was also a former intern.
"It was a great growth year for us," says Christine Slocumb, president of Clarity Quest Marketing
. "We're getting a lot bigger clients. Once you hit that 10-year mark people start to think, 'OK, you're legitimate.'"
Clarity Quest Marketing has brought on a number of new clients in the healthcare and IT sectors, including Vocollect Health Systems. The Pittsburgh-based business is the maker of AccuNurse
, which provides voice enabled point-of-care solutions to the long term care market.
"They are doing some great work with voice recognition," Slocumb says.
Among Clarity Quest Marketing's other new clients are QTS
and SVS Safety
in Mt. Clemens, which makes safety equipment. "We do a lot of their online marketing," Slocumb says.
Clarity Quest Marketing expects to keep growing its revenue in 2013, but more in the 20 percent range. "I see it as more of a normal year for us," Slocumb says.
Source: Christine Slocumb, president of Clarity Quest Marketing
Writer: Jon Zemke
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