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Marketing software firm CIK plans to expand, add 57 jobs

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Indianapolis-based CIK Enterprises LLC, a marketing software and services firm, announced Monday morning that it plans to add 57 jobs by 2016.

The company will continue to lease a 30,000-square-foot facility at 7225 Georgetown Road on the city’s west side and has begun installing new information technology equipment as part of the expansion.

CIK has 44 full-time employees and has begun hiring for software architects, management, sales, customer service and technology-support positions.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said it will provide CIK up to $465,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company’s job-creation plans. The city of Indianapolis will consider additional property-tax abatements.

Founded in 2001 by Scott Hill and Andy Medley, CIK’s revenue has more than tripled since 2004, reaching $22 million in 2011.  

It is one of more than 70 return-on-investment-based digital marketing firms, or “measured marketing” companies, based in Indiana. Others include ExactTarget Inc., Aprimo Inc., Compendium Software, Right On Interactive, ModalLogix, Delivra and Formstack LLC.
 

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