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As the competition for customers grows ever-fiercer, more and more companies are looking to promotions and branding to help them win business. But not all marketers are created equal. Only the industry’s top firms produce the kind of work that attracts customers and earns a spot on the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

The 46 marketing and media firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 446% between 2010 and 2015, creating an additional 2,473 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 3,348 full-time and 790 part-time employees in 2015.

Here is the complete list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Marketing & Media Companies for 2016.

1. LinkNow Media

PROFIT 500: No. 27
Head Office: Montreal, Que.
Growth (2010–2015): 2,755%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 89

What it does: Develops websites and offers online marketing services to small and mid-sized companies

2. Samba Connects

PROFIT 500: No. 37
Head Office: Mississauga, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 2,119%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 13

What it does: Markets and sells physical and digital gift card programs for companies

3. Brand Momentum

PROFIT 500: No. 51
Head Office: Mississauga, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,602%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 525

What it does: Delivers outsourced sales and marketing services for corporate clients

4. Addictive Mobility

PROFIT 500: No. 56
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,420%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 51

What it does: Delivers social advertising designed for mobile platforms

5. Napkyn

PROFIT 500: No. 78
Head Office: Ottawa, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 985%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 14

What it does: Provides digital analytics to large enterprises

6. Powered by Search

PROFIT 500: No. 81
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 936%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 26

What it does: Offers digital marketing services

7. All Inclusive Marketing

PROFIT 500: No. 90
Head Office: Richmond, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 846%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 28

What it does: Strategizes and delivers digital marketing campaigns for consumer brands

8. Voices.com

PROFIT 500: No. 94
Head Office: London, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 798%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 86

What it does: Operates an online marketplace that matches clients with voice talent

9. Crakmedia

PROFIT 500: No. 96
Head Office: Quebec City, Que.
Growth (2010–2015): 786%
Revenue (2015): $20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 90

What it does: Provides online marketing technology and services

10. Agence Media Équation Humaine

PROFIT 500: No. 122
Head Office: Montreal, Que.
Growth (2010–2015): 618%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 61

What it does: Provides digital marketing and data analysis services

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The Next 15:

11. AskingCanadians

PROFIT 500: No. 139

What it does: Collects consumer data and distributes it to market researchers

12. Astound Group

PROFIT 500: No. 146

What it does: Designs and fabricates exhibits, installations and experiential spaces for brands

13. Klick

PROFIT 500: No. 152

What it does: Delivers strategic marketing and technology services to businesses

14. Le Site

PROFIT 500: No. 155

What it does: Offers digital services to business, such as e-commerce optimization and lead generation

15. D2C Media

PROFIT 500: No. 162

What it does: Provides digital design and marketing services to automotive dealers

16. Cue Digital Media

PROFIT 500: No. 165

What it does: Provides digital advertising and video services for sports and men’s interest media brands

17. Worden Displays

PROFIT 500: No. 181

What it does: Designs and develops trade show exhibits and retail displays

18. T1

PROFIT 500: No. 183

What it does: Implements branding, promotional and experiential marketing plans

19. BreezeMaxWeb

PROFIT 500: No. 198

What it does: Manages online advertising campaigns for businesses

20. FCV Interactive

PROFIT 500: No. 211

What it does: Designs and executes digital campaigns

21. Rock-It Promotions

PROFIT 500: No. 220

What it does: Provides public relations, influencer marketing and celebrity gift lounge services

22. LabX Media Group

PROFIT 500: No. 247

What it does: Produces science magazines and hosts online auctions for laboratory professionals

23. Innovative Vision

PROFIT 500: No. 251

What it does: Facilitates companies’ interactions with customers through voice, email and other channels

24. REC Media

PROFIT 500: No. 254

What it does: Develops and delivers advertising campaigns in community sports facilities

25. MXO Agence Totale

PROFIT 500: No. 275

What it does: Creates advertising and marketing content and offers marketing strategy consulting

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Other fast-growing marketing and media companies on the 2016 PROFIT 500:

26. The Evans Hunt Group (No. 294); 27. Environics Analytics (No. 322); 28. Boomerang Marketing (No. 324); 29. My Broadcasting Corp. (No. 335); 30. Shared (No. 338); 31. Stingray Digital Group (No. 345); 32. PCMusic (No. 351); 33. Fusion Retail Analytics (No. 361); 34. Climax Media (No. 365); 35. Retail Media Group & RMG Loyalty (No. 372); 36. Vigorate Digital Solutions (No. 384); 37. Happening.ca (No. 386); 38. Prizm Media (No. 409); 39. Central Station (No. 414); 40. Rhoddy Marketing (No. 420); 41. Argyle Public Relationships (No. 431); 42. Premier Service (No. 433); 43. KMI Publishing and Events (No. 435); 44. Ecentricarts (No. 442); 45. Parcel Design (No. 455); 46. Zone Marketing Group (No. 495).

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