6. o2ideas Inc.

o2ideas Inc. is the largest minority- and woman-owned advertising agency in the southern United States. The Birmingham, Alabama-based business is an affiliate of Worldwide Partners Inc., a global owner/operated advertising and marketing communications network with 94 agencies in 53 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.

The company’s expertise includes crisis communications, public relations, broadcast production, retail marketing, employment branding, as well as creative and interactive services.

Clients include the American Red Cross, ESPN, The Home Depot, KAPLAN, SAKS Inc., and Verizon Wireless among others.  The firm reported billings of $86 million in 2008.