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Chief Outsiders Nabs Fourth American Business Awards Company of the Year Award

Strategic Marketing Consulting Firm Earns Silver honors in the Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Category for its remarkable successes in 2016


HOUSTON, TX – June 6, 2017 – Executives-as-a-Service firm Chief Outsiders has earned its fourth American Business Award, known as the “Stevie,” in the Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations category, it was announced.

Chief Outsiders – a strategic marketing and management consulting firm known for its team of fractional chief marketing officers – earned the Silver Stevie for Company of the Year. Judges were impressed by the company’s explosive growth in 2016, as well as with the release of the book “The Growth Gears,” published by Chief Outsiders’ co-principals Art Saxby at Pete Hayes. The book has quickly become the preferred marketing roadmap of choice across the country.

The Stevie Awards – open to all organizations operating in the United States, are considered among the world’s premier business honors, and feature a wide variety of categories that recognize achievement in each facet of the workplace. This year, more than 3,600 nominations were reviewed by a panel of more than 190 elite business professionals. Awards were bestowed after an extensive two-month judging process.

"We could not be more pleased to have earned our fourth Stevie Award – it’s an affirmation of the efforts of the more than 50 fractional CMOs to deliver growth-oriented go-to-market strategies and tactics to the growth and mid-sized business that make up our client base,” said Saxby. “In 2016, we added more than 20 fractional CMOs to keep up with the demand for the kinds of insights and execution that businesses must have to remain competitive in today’s technologically-accelerated marketplace.”

In just under a decade of operations, Chief Outsiders has helped grow more than 500 growth and mid-sized companies from 60+ industries. To learn more about Chief Outsiders, visit To view the full list of 2017 Stevie Award winners, click here.


About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 50 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. Chief Outsiders have served on the executive team of over 500 client companies to drive growth strategy and execution plans for a fraction of the cost of a full time executive.

Because of its market-based growth plans, quality of leadership, and experienced team, Chief Outsiders has been recognized for the past three years by Inc Magazine as one of the 1,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, and was recognized in the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. Chief Outsiders’ CEO Art Saxby and Principal Pete Hayes are the co-authors of “The Growth Gears: Using a Market-Based Framework to Drive Business Success,” an Amazon #1 best-seller for business owners and CEOs. For additional information about the companies who trust Chief Outsiders as their premier source for business growth acceleration, click here.

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