Canada's most promising companies are celebrated during award's 10th
TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - MyThum Interactive Inc. has been recognized as
the fourth fastest growing company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. The
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the country's 50 fastest growing
technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over five years.
MyThum Interactive Inc.'s aggressive growth during this period has ensured it
retains the position of Canada's Interactive Media leader.
"Canadian technology companies have some of the highest revenue growth in
North America, while playing in some of the world's largest, most competitive
and exciting market sectors," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology,
Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Outstanding companies
such as MyThum Interactive Inc. demonstrate the incredible business acumen and
entrepreneurial spirit that fuel the Canadian technology industry."
"Now, more than ever before, companies are beginning to embrace mobile
media as a dynamic means of reaching new and existing customers," said Michael
Carter, President and CEO, MyThum Interactive. "Not only does mobile media
allow companies to deliver tailored solutions to broader audience pools, but
it also opens revenue streams that were previously unattainable to traditional
Carter continues; "It is a great honour to be recognized as the fourth
fastest growing technology company in Canada. We credit this achievement to
our commitment to innovation, customer service and employing the best minds in
Central to the MyThum growth strategy is partnering with Canada's leading
brands and broadcasters including Molson, Warner Music, Nokia, Universal Music
and Shoppers Drug Mart, as well as media companies such as CanWest Global
Communications, Rogers Communications Inc., Alliance Atlantis, Canadian
Broadcast Corporation, CTVglobemedia and Astral Media.
To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must
have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least
$5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and
conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of subject
matter experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria:
competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management
effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.
This win closely follows the announcement that MyThum Interactive Inc.
was named 'New Media Company of the Year' achieving its first Canadian New
Media Award (CNMA) in May 2007.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
program, which celebrates business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The program features four distinct categories including the Deloitte
Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (honouring early-stage
Canadian technology companies in business less than five years,) Leadership
Awards, Deloitte Technology Fast 50-ranked companies that demonstrate
leadership in each of the four industry subcategories (emerging technologies,
hardware, software, and telecommunications) and the Deloitte Technology Green
15 Awards (honouring companies creating innovative and economically viable
intellectual property in the burgeoning field of green technology.) Deloitte
Technology Fast 50 winners are automatically eligible for the prestigious
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 ranking. Program sponsors include Deloitte,
Gowlings, GrowthWorks, CIBC World Markets, Stonewood Group, Behr & Associates,
and CATAAlliance. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca or call
About MyThum Interactive
MyThum Interactive is Canada's leading mobile media company, helping
brands and media companies to build a direct relationship with consumers
through the ubiquitous mobile phone. MyThum powers mobile strategies using a
comprehensive toolkit that includes text messaging, interactive television,
rich content, interactive voice response and promotion through out-of-home
digital media. MyThum is a privately held company based in Toronto. Learn more
For further information:
For further information: Amy Wong, MyThum Interactive, (416) 848-4115,