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Effective Spend Named a FAST 50 Austin Company 3rd Year in a Row

2021 marks the third year in a row that Effective Spend has received Austin Business Journal’s FAST 50 award which recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in central Texas. The company was also recognized on the ABJ’s 2019 and 2020 FAST 50 lists. 

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The 2021 winners represent a range of industries, from software and tech companies to real estate developers to home services providers. Effective Spend is pleased to share the spotlight with one of its own Austin clients, Freedom Solar

The team celebrated their win at ABJ’s award ceremony at the JW Marriott on October 21st. Guests of honor included some of the employees that have made the largest contributions to the company’s growth over the last year.

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To select the winners, Austin Business Journal compares annual revenue growth over the last three years. Over the three-year span, Effective Spend’s business revenue has grown 45%, and they’ve added 30% more personnel in 2021 alone, bringing their current headcount to 62. The company’s growth has also been recognized by Inc magazine, which named Effective Spend to its 2021 Texas Top 250, a list of the fastest growing businesses across the state. 

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To keep up with this rapid growth, the company moved its Austin headquarters to a new, expanded location in East Austin earlier this year. The company also opened a Los Angeles office in 2020. 

“Our rate of growth has been astounding,” said Founder & CEO, Brian Wulfe. “We’re very fortunate to have a team of hard working and incredibly smart people that care deeply about helping our clients succeed. We couldn’t be more proud.”


Join Our Growing Team

The Effective Spend team is always looking to add more talented team members. Visit our Job Openings page to find opportunities in our Austin and Los Angeles offices!


Company Update 

In August 2022, Effective Spend joined forces with Optimad Media, relaunching as Optimal! Now with a more robust team in eight offices across the country, we are excited to offer our clients a wider variety of services, take on new challenges, and give our team even more tools to develop their professional skills. Learn more about this partnership in our blog post here.

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Natalia Wulfe

Natalia joined Effective Spend in 2011 and has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the company. She brings more than 15 years of marketing expertise, with both agency and in-house client experience. After 6 years of leading an expert PPC advertising team, Natalia currently runs internal marketing and people operations. A proud Austin native, Natalia holds an advertising degree from UT with a concentration in media planning. She enjoys sharing the wonders of her weird city with her two young daughters.