I’m a numbers guy, always have been. However, as Contently’s VP of finance, my affinity for figures has occasionally made me a bit unpopular in the office. I once vetoed an in-office fro-yo machine (too expensive, not healthy), as well as a particularly unrealistic company “retreat” to Costa Rica (we would take up an entire plane). But today, numbers are giving us all a reason to smile.
Contently was ranked 29th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a list of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies—both public and private—in North America.
Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. This year’s winners put us alongside impressive companies like Twitter, Mashable, Facebook, and Shutterstock. Technology is a fast-growing industry gaining speed each year, so it’s no surprise that the 2015 Technology Fast 500™ was an extremely competitive list. These 500 companies achieved an average growth of 850 percent. At Contently, our revenue increased by 3,329 percent.
When we were just starting out, we said that quality content was a critical part of corporate communications and that brands needed smart technology to help them build relationships with their audiences. Not everyone was on board with the idea from the start. Enterprise technology is a crowded industry—CMOs and CEOs are constantly bombarded with sales pitches for the latest product that they “can’t succeed without.” But over the past five years, we’ve worked hard to provide smart technology, world-class creatives, and excellent services to make our clients successful.
On a company level, this ranking demonstrates that we’re leading the charge for content marketing that actually works. And from an industry perspective, this honor proves that brands recognize the importance of technology that helps them tell original stories.
Every indication shows that the growth of the content industry will continue, and we intend not only to keep pace but to lead the pack. And hey, if we keep growing, maybe we’ll finally get that fro-yo machine after all.