Continued National Recognition As Best Place to Work

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 2, 2012) – A new national survey ranks brand agency MiresBall among the best places to work in the U.S., the third time in the past 12 months that the San Diego firm has been recognized as a top workplace.

“It is such an honor to be recognized among so many great businesses,” said Scott Mires, partner and creative director of MiresBall. “We pride ourselves on doing great work and we are equally proud to be a great place to work,” Mires added.

The fifth annual ranking by Outside magazine, a national lifestyle publication, is based on confidential employee surveys and employer questionnaires designed to collect information about job satisfaction, compensation, benefits, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs.

This year’s ranking includes such notable businesses as New Belgium Brewing, Clif Bar and Patagonia. Several other San Diego-based businesses are also among the top workplaces including TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company, Nixon and The Honest Kitchen.

MiresBall emphasizes a healthy work-life balance which helps to motivate and foster collaboration among employees. Annual camping trips, picnics at the beach and summer happy hours offer employees and their families frequent opportunities to socialize outside the office. The agency also decorates a local homeless shelter for the holiday season, which has been an annual event for 15 years.

Employees keep reasonable hours and are able to spend time away from the office in order to maximize productivity at work. Employees also enjoy an interesting mix of high-profile projects involving Fortune 50 companies, among others. The firm’s local clients include Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Lux Art Institute and San Diego City College.

“We are proud to offer our employees exciting opportunities to do award-winning work,” said John Ball, partner and creative director. “Their ability to work collaboratively and creatively has helped us thrive despite the very challenging business climate in recent years.”

The MiresBall studio, located in the historic Statehouse property in the Mission Hills neighborhood, also provides an engaging work setting with its floor-to-ceiling, gallery-quality art, as well as an open, two-story floor plan that maximizes natural light.

The firm, which has 33 employees, was included in the San Diego Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list in 2011 and 2012, and has been named one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies for the past four years as well.

It is the third time in the past 12 months that MiresBall has been recognized as a top workplace. MiresBall was included in Outside magazine’s ranking of the 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S. in 2011. The firm is also among the best places to work in San Diego in 2012, according to the San Diego Business Journal.

About MiresBall

MiresBall develops the strategy, narrative, and visuals to help companies from innovative start-ups to established global leaders communicate with clarity and authenticity.

Additional Press Recognition

“The top SD workplaces for fans of outdoors,” San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/15/12

“3 local companies named among top 50 workplaces,” San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/5/11

Video: “Local Business named one of best places to work,” KUSI News San Diego, 8/5/11

“MiresBall Ranked One of the Top Places to Work,” San Diego Metro, 8/5/11

“MiresBall named by magazine as one of America’s 50 best places to work,” North County Times, 8/12/11