City Advertising Continues to Grow
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City Advertising Continues to Grow


I reported on Domain Market’s Inc. 500 listing yesterday, and I found another well known domain investor’s company also on this year’s Inc. list. South Florida domain investor (and entrepreneur) Darren Cleveland’s City Advertising is listed on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, coming it at #587.

City Advertising was listed at #189 last year because of its higher growth rate (1,595%), but its three year growth rate reported at 619% this year is not too shabby! In addition, revenue grew from a reported $2.2 million to $2.8 million this year. The company also hired an addition three employees year over year.

The company operates a number of directories and informational websites, where it sells advertising to local businesses. The company currently operates,, and, among others. One directory the company owns is, a domain name I sold them a few years ago.

I reached out to Darren Cleveland, CEO of City Advertising, and here’s what he had to say:

“We are excited at our company’s growth and future in the local advertising space.  Category controlling domain names are the foundation of our success, however we did not get here overnight.  Like any business it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, FAILING and re-strategizing, and more hard work & dedication.  We are fortunate to have a great team on board without them we would not achieve the level of success we have.  So I owe them a thank you and congratulations.” 

City Advertising is doing what I am trying with some of my websites and what others are trying as well. I continue to wish them great success as the company sees solid growth.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (3)


    Unrelated: the folks at are copying your posts.

    August 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Chris Sivertsen

    Congrats to Darren and his team on the impressive growth rates!

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:28 pm


    Is City Advertising associated with Octane360, or did they primarily build their network by utilizing Octane360’s platform? Either way it’s impressive.

    August 22nd, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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