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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 2015 PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

The 41 marketing and media firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 492% between 2009 and 2014, creating an additional 3,969 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 2,244 full-time and 5,195 part-time employees in 2014.

Here is the complete list of the Canada’s Fastest Growing Marketing & Media Companies for 2015.

1. Cue Digital Media

PROFIT 500 Rank: 28
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 2,546%
Chief Executive(s): David U.K.
FTE Employees: 12

Sells digital advertising and promotions focused on sports and men’s interest

2. Équation Humaine

PROFIT 500 Rank: 35
Head Office: Montreal
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 2,102%
Chief Executive(s): Marc-André Garand
FTE Employees: 63

Provides digital marketing and data analysis services

3. Samba Connects

PROFIT 500 Rank: 43
Head Office: Mississauga, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 1,647%
Chief Executive(s): Alex Barseghian
FTE Employees: 11

Helps companies expand their customer bases with physical and digital gift cards

4. SendtoNews Video

PROFIT 500 Rank: 44
Head Office: Victoria
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 1,631%
Chief Executive(s): Greg Bobolo
FTE Employees: 33

Syndicates sports highlights to digital outlets

5. Prizm Media

PROFIT 500 Rank: 55
Head Office: Vancouver
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 1,229%
Chief Executive(s): Zeeshan Hayat & Karina Hayat
FTE Employees: 20

Digital direct-response marketing agency for health suppliers

6. BreezeMaxWeb

PROFIT 500 Rank: 58
Head Office: Concord, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 1,155%
Chief Executive(s): Andrew Faridani
FTE Employees: 51

Manages Internet advertising campaigns for business

7. Promo-Staff Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 70
Head Office: Montreal
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 1043%
Chief Executive(s): Annie Lalande & Eric Jutras
FTE Employees: 2,515

Produces events and provides promotional staffing

8. Fresh Intelligence

PROFIT 500 Rank: 91
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 739%
Chief Executive(s): Corrine Sandler & Joshua Cormie
FTE Employees: 14

Provider of custom market research

9. D2C Media

PROFIT 500 Rank: 105
Head Office: Montreal
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 679%
Chief Executive(s): Gino Coutu
FTE Employees: 26

Provides web optimization services to auto dealers

10. Le Site

PROFIT 500 Rank: 112
Head Office: Montreal
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 637%
Chief Executive(s): Michael Bliah & Jean-Philippe Cormier
FTE Employees: 42

Enables businesses to grow online

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The Next 15:

11. Voices.com

PROFIT 500 Rank: 125

Runs marketplace matching clients with voiceover talent

12. Evans Hunt Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 133

Provides digital marketing and advertising services

13. ClearMotive Marketing Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 151

Marketing and communications firm with offices in Calgary and Toronto

14. Starvox Entertainment

PROFIT 500 Rank: 173

Produces and markets live entertainment

15. Retail Media Group / RMG Loyalty

PROFIT 500 Rank: 185

Sells advertising space in grocery stores and loyalty programs to businesses

16. Klick

PROFIT 500 Rank: 189

Delivers strategic marketing and technology solutions

17. Free For All Marketing

PROFIT 500 Rank: 198

Provides experiential and event marketing services

18. Astound Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 199

Designs and creates exhibits and events

19. Fish out of Water Design

PROFIT 500 Rank: 223

Provider of graphic design and communication services

20. LabX Media Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 225

Produces science magazines and hosts online auctions for scientific items

21. FCV Interactive

PROFIT 500 Rank: 233

Provides digital and interactive advertising services

22. Innovative Vision

PROFIT 500 Rank: 241

Offers businesses-customer interaction services

23. YellowHouse Events

PROFIT 500 Rank: 246

Event marketing and creative services

24. Real Estate Webmasters

PROFIT 500 Rank: 248

Creates real estate websites and provides marketing solutions for agents

25. Points.com

PROFIT 500 Rank: 265

Manager of back-end systems for loyalty programs

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Other fast-growing marketing and media companies on the 2015 PROFIT 500:

26. Zone Marketing Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 269), 27. Rhoddy Design (PROFIT 500 Rank: 271), 28. My Broadcasting Corp. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 293), 29. Vigorate Digital Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 307), 30. Brandfire Marketing Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 354), 31. Paradigm Public Relations (PROFIT 500 Rank: 357), 32. Argyle Public Relationships (PROFIT 500 Rank: 390), 33. REC Media (PROFIT 500 Rank: 405), 34. Inbox Marketer (PROFIT 500 Rank: 409), 35. ADFLOW Networks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 415), 36. Parcel Design (PROFIT 500 Rank: 424), 37. The Next Trend Designs (PROFIT 500 Rank: 434), 38. NKPR (PROFIT 500 Rank: 443), 39. LOFT Communications + Events (PROFIT 500 Rank: 475), 40. KMI Publishing and Events (PROFIT 500 Rank: 476), 41. PCMusic (PROFIT 500 Rank: 500).

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