MILWAUKEE (November 16, 2015) – Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC), an integrated marketing agency located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015. This is the fourth year in a row that HDC has been named to the list of top employers.

Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. View the entire list of 2015 winners here.

“Hanson Dodge Creative has always been committed to being a place where active bodies and active minds come together to do transformational work,” Tim Dodge, President of HDC, said. “To be named to OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list for the fourth year in a row is a huge honor. It’s a testament to the people here and the work they do every day."

“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”

To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices and demographics of hundreds of companies. OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.

HDC was first named to OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list in 2012. This year, the agency was ranked 51st out of 100 companies and is the only Milwaukee-based company on the list. HDC's in-house cafe and gym are highlighted in OUTSIDE's article, The 100 Best Places to Work in 2015.

About Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC): Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) is a fully integrated, strategically driven agency — a mashup of designers, developers, writers, inventors, strategists, dreamers and analysts. We unleash the full power of our collective mind to inspire audiences and transform business. Our specialties are brand engagement, campaign development, technology solutions and digital commerce. Learn more at

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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