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Outside Names Hanson Dodge One of Top 20 Places to Work in U.S.

November 16, 2016

For the fifth year in a row, Outside has named Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) to its Best Places to Work list. HDC is ranked No. 19 out of 100 companies, the agency’s highest ranking ever.

The 2016 Best Places to Work feature highlights the HDC tradition of “Old-Fashioned Fridays,” and the agency’s annual fundraising campaign in partnership with United Way, which includes a game of musical pie-in-the-face, risky football toss, a Packers tailgate party and more. Click here to see the complete list of Outside’s 100 Best Places to Work 2016.

“We believe that our employees are the most talented in the industry and we want them to thrive here. That’s why we’re dedicated to making Hanson Dodge a fun, healthy and inspiring place to work,” Ken Hanson, CEO and founder of HDC, said. “Living an active lifestyle and getting outdoors is core to our culture and core to many of our clients’ businesses. Being named one of Outside’s Best Places to Work for five years running is a testament to the people here who inspire each other to do the best work of their lives—and have fun doing it.”

Each year, Outside scours the United States looking for the top 100 companies that encourage their employees to lead an active and eco-conscious lifestyle, and to prioritize giving back to their community. Outside’s Best Places to Work list of 2016 was driven by employee reviews of their work environment, corporate culture, role satisfaction and overall employee engagement.

“This year’s collection of Best Places to Work finalists showcases companies that make employee health and happiness a point of pride,” said Greg Thomas, associate editor at Outside. “These are employers that incentive Outside’s core ideals of getting out, being active and having fun.”

Outside uses five company categories that reflect its values and focus during its search for the best companies in the U.S. These categories include Adventure & Travel, Gear, Advertising, Culture and Health & Wellness.

In partnership with Best Companies Group, Outside conducts a rigorous vetting process to examine the policies, practices and demographics of hundreds of companies. The Best Places to Work list of 2016 displays companies that not only encourage employees to do their best work everyday, but also companies that are empowering their employees to live better lives outside of the office.

About Outside
Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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