Covario Grows Fastest among Top Search Agencies Ranked by Ad Age

Second Year in a Row Covario’s Growth outpaced other Large Search Agencies

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2013 – Advertising Age magazine has just issued its annual agency review reporting that Covario, one of the world’s leading independent search marketing agencies, grew by 31 percent in 2012 – faster than any search firm with revenue over $20 million.

Ad Age reported that Covario’s U.S. managed net revenue, exclusive of gross media costs, grew to about $30.5 million last year, making it one of only three privately-held search agencies to rank in the top 10.

This marks Covario’s fifth consecutive year on the Ad Age search agency list. The agency first cracked the list in 2009 at No. 25 based on its 2008 revenues.

The San Diego-based firm’s annual revenues and Ad Age rankings have risen rapidly ever since. In 2011, Covario was the fastest growing search agency compared to all 25 firms ranked by Ad Age – with revenue growth of more than 75 percent.

“Our growth continues to be remarkable both here in the U.S. and globally, particularly with respect to the increasing number of multifaceted search marketing assignments,” said Jeff Johnson senior vice president and managing director of Covario. “I’m honored that so many new clients have engaged with us and equally proud of the work our team is doing with existing clients who have expressed their confidence in Covario through a variety of SEM, SEO and content marketing initiatives.”

Founded seven years ago, Covario was also named the 2012 and the 2011 OMMA (online media, marketing and advertising) Search Agency of the Year. In addition, the agency was the only private company selected by an independent market research firm for two-time inclusion in both the 2012 and 2011 Forrester Research Waves of Search Marketing Agencies.

Covario has more than 250 team members globally who support some 1,000 brands and client company websites. In addition to SEO and paid search marketing services, the firm provides innovative social media and content marketing solutions that are implemented around the world on behalf of global brand marketers and ecommerce retailers.

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About Covario

Covario is the world’s leading independent search marketing agency. The firm was selected by OMMA as both the 2012 and 2011 Search Agency of the Year. Covario, Inc. is also the parent company of Rio SEO, a leading software provider of enterprise SEO, local search, social media, and content marketing automation tools. Headquartered in San Diego, Covario has more than 250 team members worldwide who are also concentrated in Beijing, Chicago, London, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto. The agency’s growing customer base includes world leaders in technology, consumer electronics, retail, ecommerce, financial services, media, entertainment, publishing, and consumer packaged goods. More information is available at