The Wilmington News Journal has named the Archer Group, Delaware’s premier interactive marketing agency, as Delaware’s top small-business workplace. The recognition was announced in a special section in the Aug. 15 edition of the Sunday News Journal.
The Archer Group also received special recognition for providing opportunities for employees to learn and grow.
The newspaper saluted the Archer Group for developing a creative, supportive environment that attracts exceptional employees and encourages them to do their best.
“We are honored to receive this recognition because it shows that, in addition to doing outstanding work for our clients, our employees love what they do and thrive in this environment,” said Lee Mikles, Archer Group founder and CEO.
The Archer Group, founded in 2003, has more than doubled in size in the last three years and now has 50 employees. It recently took advantage of the state’s new LIFT (Limited Investment for Financial Traction) program to secure an interest-free loan to facilitate its expansion.
“The Archer Group is an exceptional business, one that has truly put Delaware on the map in the world of interactive marketing,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said. “They are an outstanding example of the creativity we encourage in Delaware and of the opportunities the state provides to help businesses grow.”
The News Journal commissioned Workplace Dynamics of Exton, Pa., to conduct its Top Workplaces survey. Ratings were based on the results of questionnaires completed by the businesses and their employees. The Archer Group was evaluated in the small business category, for companies with 30 to 99 employees. Among large employers (400 or more employees) WSFS Bank was named Delaware’s Top Workplace; Compassionate Care Hospice topped the rankings of mid-size employers (100-399 employees).
“I call it the mini-Google of the East Coast,” Ian Lebbern, the Archer Group’s lead tech in software development, told The News Journal. “We work hard, we play hard, basically. And the management here are very supportive — there’s no pressure in terms of somebody standing over your shoulder.”
The Archer Group is the Delaware Valley’s fastest growing full-service digital agency, offering regional brands a single integrated partner for digital marketing solutions. The unique integration of creative, technical, and user experience professionals enables Archer to create a wide range of offerings that includes: website development, mobile application creation, online advertising, and social media solutions.
Founded in 2003, the Archer Group has received numerous regional and international awards for interactive marketing excellence. It was featured in the 2009 “Philadelphia 100” list of the region’s fastest growing companies and Inc. magazine’s 2008 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. The company is based in Wilmington, Delaware’s Lower Market Design District (LOMA).