Scalerator Profile: Cultivate Communications

Founded in 2011, Cultivate Communications has experienced substantial growth. Bob Wendt, founder and CEO, began with the desire to grow Milwaukee and a simple formula for marketing success: “smart people with creative ideas who are committed to leveraging today’s technology in order to generate strong sales for hardworking businesses of any size.”

Scalerator participant, Cultivate Communications is a business filled with inventive thinkers that develop strategy and content to engage customers. It thrives on bringing together the ideas and marketing technologies that, together, drive sales growth for their clients. By blending inbound and outbound approaches that generate qualified leads, Cultivate creates marketing campaigns that provide measurable growth for themselves and their clients.

Cultivate’s growth accelerated with the acquisition of Data Dog Marketing in 2012. This gave them the platform to move further into content marketing and marketing automation. Cultivate was able to expand their staff to include a social media position and the launch the new Cultivate brand in 2013, which allowed them to dominate the marketing sphere. Cultivate now employs seven staff members, and Bob Wendt hopes to double in size over the coming years.

Cultivate is proud to be part of the Scale Up Milwaukee program and is excited to be participating in the Scalerator to learn how to expedite their growth potential. While the company began as a success under entrepreneur Bob Wendt’s direction, its rebranding in 2013 has been well-received and has proven their capability to scale up in Milwaukee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

To learn more about Cultivate Communications, please visit them online at You can also watch Bob Wendt give his take on Scale Up and growth on our YouTube Channel.

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