Austin Business Journal’s ranks Cloud[8]Sixteen,Inc. #9 for Marketing and Advertising Agencies in Austin


2014 ABJ Book of Lists

The entire team at Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. are proud to announce our inclusion on the Austin Business Journal’s “Book of Lists” for 2014. The publication ranks businesses in different categories each year, and this year we are thrilled to note that we made #9 on the list of Best Marketing and Advertising agencies in Austin.

Many thanks to the folks at Austin Business Journal for including us, and we are looking forward to another exciting year.

Cloud[8]Sixteen to Raise Money for Typhoon Victims

In response to the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan wrought on the Philippines last week, the team at Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc., has started collecting cash donations to contribute to relief efforts in the region. Employees can donate to the fund through the beginning of next week, at which point the company will match employee donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000. Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc., regularly donates to local, national, and international charities, and the company feels moved to aid in relief efforts in any way possible.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this disaster, and we encourage everyone to look into different ways they can help the victims of this tragedy.

Joe Devine discusses Cloud[8]Sixteen with Tom Foster, CEO of Foster Web Marketing

Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. Ranks #16 on Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” Fastest Growing Companies List for 2012

Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. "Fast 50"

Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. Ranks #16 on ABJ’s “Fast 50” list

Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. is proud to announce its inclusion on the Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” Fastest Growing Companies in Austin list. For the second year in a row, our company was ranked on the publication’s list of fastest growing companies (under $10M in revenue). This year, Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc., which includes the business units of The Search Engine Guys, Ngage Live, and Big Momma Apps found itself in the #16 spot on the list.

Other companies included on the list include Adlucent, EB Quickstart, and Kendra Scott Design, Inc. Members of the Cloud Family attended the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 18th at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. As a group, we would like to thank the Austin Business Journal for continually recognizing the hard work of companies in Austin and we are very proud of our inclusion on this prestigious list.

For more information on the Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” list and for a list of other award winners, click here.

Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc. Volunteers for the Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament for the Second Year

On Friday, September 28th, the Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc. team helped give back to the Austin community and had a great time volunteering at The Special Olympics. The event took place at Zaragoza Park in Austin and competitors, aged from 5 years old to 65 years old, participated in individual events as well as team events.  Thirty-five members of the Cloud family volunteered as judges, scorers, and time-keepers in the Special Olympics Bocce Ball tournament.

It was a great experience for everyone involved and we had so much fun working with all of the competitors. It was really great to see the excitement and thrill of competition.  The participants brought their game-faces and were excited to get on the Bocce Ball court to show off their skills.  The Special Olympics is a great organization and it was fantastic to see how many people were able to come out.

Big thanks to the Austin Special Olympics for putting on such a great event.

Cloud[8]Sixteen makes the Inc 500/5000 list for 2012

Cloud[8]Sixteen ranked among the Fastest Growing Companies in America for the 2nd Year in a row!

Digital marketing firm Cloud[8]Sixteen has placed 887th overall and 93rdin the Advertising and Marketing Industry on Inc 5000’s ranking of the fastest growing private companies in America.  A fact made even more impressive when you consider that there are nearly 7 million private, employer-based companies in the United States.  This does not necessarily come as a surprise though, as Cloud[8]Sixteen has added 48 jobs in the past three years and nearly quintupled its revenue from $1.4 million in 2008 to $6.6 million in 2011.

This is the second year in a row that Cloud[8]Sixteen has made the list, a truly amazing feat based on how Inc calculates growth.  Last year, looking at the company’s 2007-2010 revenue, Cloud[8]Sixteen achieved the rank of 167.

“We are delighted to make the list for a second year in a row.  It is a honor to be recognized in this way, this is an award that speaks to the effort of every person in our organization and the trust our clients place in our company,” said Joe Devine CEO of Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc.

Some other companies that have appeared on Inc’s list include Microsoft, Zappos, Oracle, Pandora, and Under Armour.  In truth, many of this country’s most successful companies received their first national recognition when they appeared on the Inc 5000 list.

In order to qualify for the honors, a company must be privately-held (without being a division or subsidiary of another company), and should be able to show at least four calendar-years’ worth of sales. In addition, the company must have made at least $200,000 in the first calendar year and must be able to show at least $2 million dollars in revenue in the most recent year.

Cloud[8]Sixteen is a digital marketing company committed to increasing traffic and improving conversion, providing: everything from Web design and Live Chat lead generation to SEO, Pay-Per-Click, and Mobile Apps development.

Cloud[8]Sixteen,Inc. Makes Austin Business Journal’s Top 10 List of Largest Advertising and Marketing Firms

Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. is proud to announce its inclusion in the top 10  of the list of  “Largest Advertising and Marketing Firms in Austin”. The annual list of the  largest marketing firms  is published by the Austin Business Journal.  This year’s list ranks companies based on gross income for 2011. This year, Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. was ranked #9 on the list, alongside other Austin contemporaries like GSD&M, T3, Enviromedia, and others.

For more information on the Austin Business Journal’s Austin Book of Lists and to see a complete list of the companies included on the top marketing and advertising firms in Austin, click here to visit the website, or pick up the July 27 print issue of the Austin Business Journal.

Joe Devine, CEO of Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc. Speaks at WTLA Seminar

Joe Devine, CEO of Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc. Speaks at WTLA Seminar

Joe Devine, CEO of Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc. spoke last week at the Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) in Maui, Hawaii. The conference is held annually for members of the WTLA, whose membership features top-notch trial lawyers from various parts of the Western United States.

This years’ conference was held at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, and the theme of the convention was “Pride, Passion & The Practice of Law”. This is the third year that Joe has spoken at the conference, and this year, he discussed the benefits of live-chat services and search engine optimization as they relate to attorneys’ practices.

For more information on the Western Trial Lawyers Association, visit their website here. For more information on search engine optimization for lawyers or live-chat services, visit or

Joe Devine, CEO of Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. Speaks at M&L Legal Management and Marketing Seminar

Joe Devine, CEO of Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. spoke at the Summer 2012 session of the M&L Legal Management and Marketing Seminar at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.  His talk, titled:  “The Art of Designing Your Website for Maximum Conversion” discussed the importance of website conversion as it applies to the legal field.

Marshall Hughes and Lee Coleman have been sponsoring the M&L events since 1992, and the goal of the seminars is to allow attorneys from around the United States the chance to meet and share ideas for further industry success.  Past seminars have been held in the Dominican Republic, Aruba, and in Utah.

Joe Devine and the rest of the Cloud[8]Sixteen, Inc. family are proud to contribute to the M&L Legal Management and Marketing Seminars and look forward to future participation in such a great event.


Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc.takes to the track at K1-Speed Indoor Go-Kart Racing

On June 1, 2012, Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc. team members headed to the K1 Speed indoor go-kart track for the company’s most recent quarterly event. K1 Speed features a track that is among the largest indoor tracks in the nation, and the 20hp go-karts allow drivers to zip around the course at speeds of nearly 45 mph.

After three hours of racing and many impressive lap-times recorded, a final race was held with the top finalists for the day. When the dust settled, the results were as follows:

Final Standings:

1st Place – Kim Curtis
2nd Place – Joel Davis
3rd Place – Tom Swanson

While the triumphant winners each left the victory stand with trophies in-hand, the entire Cloud family agreed that this event was one that should be repeated, fitting well alongside past events like the Cloud Masters Putt Putt Tourney, Cloud Bowling Challenge, and Field Day.

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