Dersē

Bill Haney, Bill McNamara and Brett Haney
Bill Haney, Bill McNamara and Brett Haney

1st-YEAR WINNER
Milwaukee
Industry: Manufacturing and Advertising
Founded: 1948
Projected 2019 Revenue: $170 million
derse.com

Derse is a marketing agency and exhibit builder. Some of the factors that led to an increase in Derse’s annual revenue include high demand for trade show and event marketing services, an increase in existing client revenue, and an increase in new business.

Despite its growth, Derse faces challenges in several industries due to slowing investments and competition from digital marketing budgets. However, the company is looking to invest in new technology, talent, greater efficiency and continued client satisfaction.

Recently, Derse increased its focus on event marketing and marketing environments, growing its client support and assisting clients in their brand messaging. Growth of Derse’s trade show marketing services will prove to be the next area of opportunity for the company.

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“Finish what you start! (stay focused)”

– Julia Haas, marketing director

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