This summer Cardinal is celebrating 8 fruitful years of business.  Our agency has grown from a 2 person company operating in a living room to becoming one of the leading digital marketing agencies in the Southeast.  Located on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Cardinal continues to grow.  Our 2017 revenue is projected to be up 10% over 2016, and we’re honored to have a 98% customer retention rate this year.

“I’m am thrilled to be celebrating Cardinal’s 8th anniversary.  It is amazing to see how far we have come,” shares Alex Membrillo, CEO.  “At Cardinal, we have an awesome team of marketers who are responsible for our continued success.  The Cardinal Flock makes coming into work everyday something I continued to be excited about; their energy and commitment is unmatched,” explains Alex.  The Cardinal Flock recently celebrated this year’s milestone at Topgolf Atlanta.

How it all began…

In 2009 Cardinal was founded with the vision of Igniting Client Growth at any cost.  The country was in an economic recession and times were definitely tough. Co-Founder and CEO Alex Membrillo had recently lost his job when the Internet based marketing company he was working for went under.  With a child on the way and a $750 personal investment, Cardinal was launched.  Alex was just 24 years old at the time.

From day one, Alex and his partner Stephen were determined to succeed.  They would spend their day’s cold calling companies and taking meetings in Starbucks.  Eventually smaller clients led to larger clients and big things began to happen. Ultimately, Cardinal’s success has come from a commitment to innovation, delivering phenomenal work, and specializing in targeted verticals.

Where we are today…

Cardinal specializes in Multi-location digital marketing.  In January 2017 we were excited to unveil our new logo and branding.  Over the years, we’ve learned a lot along the way and continue to strive to grow.

Some of our valued accolades include:

  • Inc. 5000 List of fastest growing privately held US companies
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award Winner
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
  • Named the #1 fasted growing agencies in the Southeast by The Agency 100
  • Alex Membrillo named Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Small Business Person of the Year
  • Alex Membrillo named Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)’s Digital Marketer of the Year

Cardinal has also been featured in leading national publications including The Business Journals, Entrepreneur, Search Engine Journal, Mashable, and The Wall Street Journal.

Next steps…

We continue to work to push the envelope.  We’re always on the hunt for new talent to join the team.  As always, Cardinal values the partnerships we’ve formed with our clients and the trust they’ve put in us.

Thanks to everyone who has supported, encouraged, and rooted for Cardinal!