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Force Marketing CEO John Fitzpatrick Honored with 2016 TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur Award

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06 Sep Force Marketing CEO John Fitzpatrick Honored with 2016 TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur Award

The TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur Awards recognize entrepreneurs and business owners who have achieved success and helped build a better business community within the metro Atlanta area.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA— Force Marketing is proud to announce that CEO and President John Fitzpatrick was recently recognized with a 2016 TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur Award.

“It’s an incredible honor to be among this year’s TiE Atlanta award winners,” said Fitzpatrick, who co-founded the automotive marketing company in 2007. “My team and I have worked hard to set ourselves apart within the fast-paced and competitive automotive industry, and to create a roadmap for sustainable growth. The Atlanta business community is vibrant and thriving, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

This is the second year that TiE Atlanta has held these awards to honor business owners throughout the metro Atlanta area who embody an entrepreneurial spirit and have achieved a high level of success.

To qualify for the awards, each nominee was required to have been in business on or before January 1, 2012 and to have had 2015 revenue between $2 million and $100 million. Once that criteria was met, a CPA from Warren Averett (the accounting firm that partnered with TiE Atlanta on the awards program) conducted an in-person interview with each nominee to learn more about their company’s growth, innovation, profitability, and culture. All of these metrics were considered by TiE Atlanta and Warren Averett to select this year’s winners.

An awards gala will be held for TiE Top Entrepreneur honorees and their guests on Thursday, September 22nd at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The event will feature a keynote by Jeff Arnold, founder of Sharecare and WebMD, and count down the list of award winners.

This is the second prestigious distinction that Force Marketing, which specializes in technology-first multi-channel marketing services for dealer groups and OEMs across the country, has achieved this month. The company was also recently named to the inc. Magazine Inc. 5000 list for 2016, which compiles the fastest-growing private businesses in the U.S., for the the eighth year in a row.

For more information about the TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur Awards, visit Atlanta.TiE.org. For more information about Fitzpatrick and Force Marketing, visit ForceMKTG.com.


Force Marketing is an innovative automotive multi-channel marketing company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. The agency offers technology-enabled marketing services to an expansive client base throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company made Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in 2016 for the eighth consecutive year. More information about Force Marketing’s auto dealership marketing services can be found online at www.ForceMKTG.com.

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