Austin-based full-service B2B communications agency partners with high-growth brands throughout the U.S. to produce category-dominating communications strategies

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Inc5000Regionals–Red Fan Communications (Red Fan), a full-service communications agency for high-growth B2B tech brands, announced today its No. 180 ranking on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas list. Red Fan was the top PR agency listed in the advertising/marketing category.

The Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas list is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Texas-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Texas economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“Red Fan’s growth in recent years is a direct reflection of the evolving strategic role communications plays in business performance and market success,” said Kathleen Lucente, president and founder of Red Fan. “Successful brand management strategies today require more than communications proficiency; they require vertical expertise, dynamic partnerships and customized approaches to solving unique business challenges. It’s been a winning combination for Red Fan and our clients for years, and we’re thrilled to be included alongside so many other Texas companies blazing trails in their respective markets.”

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Red Fan partners with high-growth B2B tech brands throughout the U.S. to create integrated communications strategies that position them as category leaders. It specializes in strategic communications for brands in disruptive tech verticals such as financial services, health care and wellness, education, insurance and real estate, agriculture, and supply chain, as well as high-growth industries, including cannabis, sustainability and clean energy, among others.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in Texas. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 210 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 44,000 people and added more than $9 billion to the Texas economy. Companies based in the largest metro areas—Dallas, Houston and Austin—brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at

“This list proves the power of companies in Texas no matter the industry,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

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About Red Fan Communications

Based in Austin, Texas, with a presence on both coasts, Red Fan Communications is the strategic communications partner for dynamic B2B tech brands. The full-service communications agency helps high-growth and established businesses build and sustain their brand reputations. Red Fan was established in 2008 by industry veteran Kathleen Lucente after a corporate communications career at IBM and JPMorgan Chase and Co. in New York City and Asia-Pacific. The agency delivers communication platforms that map to clients’ business goals, resonate with key audiences, strengthen brand identity and, ultimately, deliver measurable results. Red Fan pushes the boundaries for clients, blending traditional and non-traditional communications strategies and tactics to craft customized campaigns that position brands as market leaders, support sales, engage customers and stakeholders, and build brand awareness. Clients include Fluence by OSRAM, SourceDay, BuildGroup, NOW Insurance, Verdtek, Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation and select nonprofits such as the Mike & Sherry Project. For more information, visit

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals


The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of Dec. 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit


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