PHOENIX — October 9, 2018 — For the second consecutive year, V Digital Services has been named company of the year in the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business. VDS won in the category for small businesses, which the BIG Awards define as companies with fewer than 100 employees. The results were announced in Philadelphia earlier today.

A division of corporate parent Voice Media Group, VDS operates in thirteen major American cities, including the Top 25 markets where VMG publishes such award—winning digital—forward publications as Denver Westword and Miami New Times. The digital marketing agency is based in Phoenix and located in the same headquarters complex that houses VMG’s iconic Phoenix New Times.

VDS employs more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay—per—click advertising.

The company’s ability to execute on behalf of those customers has been turning heads. In July, VDS took home four wins in the Globee Awards, including a prestigious gold medal for having the most robust jobs growth in its category. In May, the agency was named one of the nation’s fastest—growing companies by the American Business Awards.

“Two years in a row is something special,” said VMG chief executive officer Scott Tobias, who received his own BIG Award this year as small business executive of the year. “The entire VDS team deserves to be very proud.”

“We are so proud to reward V Digital Services for their outstanding 2018 results,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nomination officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “This year’s winners are clearly leading by example in the global business community.”

V Digital Services is a whole other animal in the world of digital marketing solutions. Its stable of experts offers customers true one—stop shopping for their digital marketing needs. And as a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, VDS is able to combine the reach of VMG’s core media properties with its own cutting—edge growth strategies for customers. Its ability to leverage the local reputations and relationships established by VMG publications gives VDS something other agencies lack — true roots in local communities and an instinctive appreciation for the real—world needs of business owners.

VDS also has been a pioneer in the nascent business of digital marijuana marketing. Its Marijuana Marketing Xperts division was created solely to focus on digital marketing for the cannabis industry, providing legal marijuana businesses with digital strategies designed to increase web and mobile presence and generate leads to expand customer bases. Powering the success of MMX is a one—of—a—kind programmatic advertising network designed specifically to reach audiences interested in medical and recreational marijuana and serve the needs of an industry often shunned by more hidebound competitors.

These sorts of innovative approaches have produced explosive growth. In the past year alone, VDS grew jobs by 30 percent, sales revenue by 34 percent and customers by a whopping 122 percent.