Business intelligence: Best Rate Referrals acquired by DMS

by Ryan Smith14 Jul 2016
Best Rate Referrals, one of the nation’s leading mortgage marketing firms, has been acquired by Digital Media Solutions, an end-to-end solutions provider for brands focused on customer acquisition and retention.

The acquisition will allow Best Rate Referrals to tap into DMS’s comprehensive suite of full-service creative, marketing and media solutions.

“As a company that has been on the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists multiple times, we are focused on identifying opportunities that support and enhance our growth,” said Best Rate founder and CEO Raymond Bartreau. “Joining the DMS team marks the transition of Best Rate Referrals into our next chapter. Now we can scale our services to enhance the marketing performance of our mortgage industry clients.”

The acquisition of Best Rate Referrals marks the latest milestone in a period of expansion for DMS, which has been noted for its size and growth on the Inc. 5000 and Florida Fast 100 lists.

“We strive to be the best partner for marketers focused on customer acquisition and retention,” said Joe Marinucci, CEO of DMS. “To do that, we need to offer end-to-end solutions across all top verticals. Best Rate Referrals is one more piece of the puzzle.”

The senior leadership team at Best Rate Referrals will stay in their current roles, and the company will remain autonomous under the DMS umbrella. The Best Rate headquarters will relocate from Las Vegas to Clearwater, Fla. – a move that’s expected to create new jobs in the Tampa/Clearwater area.