Collingwood WordJack Media named one of Canada’s fastest growing firms
A Collingwood company has been tabbed as one of the fastest growing in Canada.
[NEWS Oct 03, 2017 by John Edwards Collingwood Connection]
Word Jack Media was recently named the 75th fastest growing company in Canada by Profit 500 magazine. The company has seen revenue growth of more than 950 per cent over the past five years. Jackson said this ranking is reflection of the hard work of everyone involved in the company.
“It doesn’t change the day to day challenges of the businesses,” said CEO and co-founder Matt Jackson. “All the late nights, all the 70-hour weeks and all of the sacrifices we make to do a start up, we can take a pause to thank our families, employees and our investors.” The company is a web marketing firm that was formed by Jackson and his Australian-based business partner Issac Pfitzner.
While working together in Vancouver, the two men came up with a concept that they felt would allow small to medium-sized businesses to gain a foothold in the digital market. “We help local businesses win on the web,” he said. “We try to find the companies that need the most help.”
Jackson said about 80 per cent of the companies, more than 300 clients, are based in the United States. He said they work with some local firms including the Town of Collingwood, Noble Insurance and South Paw. “We mostly focus on social media; search engine optimization us a big part of our business,” he said. “We put together a model, and we think it’s a pretty unique model, that allows small businesses, to have a dedicated consultant to them that helps them change and evolve.”
The company’s headquarters is located on Hume Street in Collingwood and they employ about 19 people. Jackson, whose family has a long history in Collingwood, wanted to make the community home base for the company and his family.
“We want to do something where we can live anywhere in the world,” he said in an interview with simcoe.com , We have been able to find some very talented people who want to live in the area for lifestyle reasons.”
Photo Credit: John Edwards – Collingood Connection/Metroland
Photo Caption: Matt Jackson is the CEO and co-founder of Word Jack Media, a company recently named one of the fastest growing in Canada.
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