Published: Nov 14, 2019
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2021
Idea Grove is excited today to announce the addition of John Lacy as president and COO of our Dallas marketing firm. In this newly created role, John will work with me to guide the agency in executing our vision by enhancing our operations and scalability.
To facilitate growth and provide a more collaborative work environment, Idea Grove will move its headquarters to Tollway Plaza, an A-class building in the heart of the North Dallas business district, on March 1, 2020.
These milestones follow another successful year of steady growth for Idea Grove. Dallas Business Journal named Idea Grove a top PR firm in North Texas based on fee income, while the B2B review platform Clutch ranked our Dallas marketing firm as one of the top five marketing agencies in the state. Industry bible O’Dwyer’s ranks Idea Grove as the top tech PR agency in Texas. Idea Grove is among the leading digital marketing agencies in Dallas/Fort Worth and a Platinum Certified Agency Partner of HubSpot.
We're fortunate that our efforts have translated into financial success. Idea Grove will end 2019 with its best revenue performance to date.
The hiring of John is a big step forward for us.  While we have built a reputation as a high-quality marketing boutique for B2B tech companies, we’re still a well-kept secret nationally because we’ve relied entirely on referral and organic search for client acquisition. This, together with the limitations of our operational infrastructure, has put a cap on our growth. By bringing on John, we are committing to strategically scaling the agency over the next several years. This will help us to better serve our clients and team while achieving our vision for growth.
John brings extensive senior leadership experience and a proven track record in driving agency growth. He most recently served as COO for the digital marketing agency Imaginuity, where he implemented various process improvement systems and helped support 94.5 percent revenue growth over a three-year period.
Idea Grove’s new offices will be in the North Tower of Tollway Plaza at 16000 Dallas Parkway. The upgraded 5,100-square-foot office will be designed to foster our agency's core values: Creativity, Respect, Energy, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy (CREATE). Our mission is to “CREATE Every Day” for our clients. While our progressive remote work policy empowers our team members to spend as much as 40 percent of their time working from home, our aim is to create an environment where people come to the office because they want to, not because they have to.
We are thankful for the opportunity ahead, and we will continue to keep Idea Grove’s CREATE values at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to growth, but also to maintaining and building upon our reputation for high-quality work during this period of growth. We will never compromise when it comes to excellence.
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Scott Baradell
Scott Baradell
Trust expert Scott Baradell is CEO and founder of Idea Grove. Idea Grove helps its clients secure trust at scale through its unique Grow With TRUST approach. Scott is an established authority on trust and editor of the online publication Trust Signals, as well as author of the upcoming book Trust Signals: Brand Building in a Post-Truth World. Idea Grove celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, earning honors including the 2020 Pegasus Award for Small Agency of the Year, being named a Top 200 B2B service provider by Clutch, and ranking in the top 25 tech agencies in the U.S. by O'Dwyer's. Scott has an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and speaks on PR and marketing topics at industry events nationwide.

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