4 January 2017 Tombras Named 2016 Independent Agency of the Year

The Tombras Group has been named 2016 Independent Agency of the Year by The Palma Group, one of the nation’s top agency search and consulting groups. 

Following the success and growth of 2015 that resulted in being named Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, the Knoxville, TN, agency has quickly outgrown the “small agency” category. In 2016 alone, Tombras added 60+ employees (growing to more than 200 total), grew annual billings by more than $60 million and achieved new business wins including Coca Cola Journey, Drake’s Cakes, Glanbia Performance Nutrition and Clayton Homes.  

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized yet again as agency of the year,” said Dooley Tombras, executive vice president. “It’s a testament to our agency ethos of connecting data and creativity for business results for our client partners.”

The Tombras Group is a 300+ person, full-service advertising agency with a digital mindset. In the brand-building business since 1946, the family-owned agency serves national and global clients. In 2015, Tombras was recognized as Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, and in 2016 it was ranked by Palma Consulting as Independent Agency of the Year. Tombras connects data and creativity for business results. Offices are located in Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville with headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. More information: