Iron Light Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Agency specializing in social change tells hundreds of stories and changes more than 50 laws since its founding in 2018.

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iron Light, an advertising and marketing agency dedicated to social change, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America.

“When co-founder Austin Berg and I launched Iron Light in 2018, we set out to disrupt the public affairs space with our unique approach to storytelling and digital marketing. And while revenue growth is one measure of our success, our true measure is the number of lives we’ve changed,” said Ryan Green, CEO and co-founder of Iron Light.

“None of us has been a lobbyist. None of us has held elected office. But we’ve changed 55 laws in five years. And the best part is: we’re just getting started. To achieve our vision of a world without limitations on human potential, our team is dedicated to telling 10,000 stories to change 1,000 laws over the next decade.”

Inc. 5000 companies generated $358 billion in revenue and created more than 1.1 million jobs in 2022.

In addition to earning their inaugural spot on the Inc. 5000, this year the agency also ranked No. 143 on Inc.’s regional list of the Midwest’s fastest-growing companies and launched two new divisions: Intelligence and Insights to improve data-driven audience targeting, and Impact Production to drive social change through filmmaking.

In 2020, Iron Light launched Iron Light Labs, a nonprofit arm dedicated to helping purpose-driven people change the world. Labs earned the Shorty Award for Small Non-Profit of the Year in 2021 and recently reached No. 10 on the Apple Podcast charts with An Army of Normal Folks, an original podcast hosted by Oscar-winning football coach Bill Courtney.

The complete results of the Inc. 5000 2023 can be found at

About Iron Light

Iron Light is an agency helping purpose-driven clients create a world without limitations on human potential. It specializes in intelligence and insights, brand strategy and positioning, award-winning creative design and audio/video production, storytelling, digital marketing and impact campaigns.

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