Canadian Business and Macleans today ranked the FKA agency No. 150 on the 30th annual Growth 500, which ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. FKA made the 2018 Growth 500 list with incredible revenue growth of 571 per cent since 2013. This is the third major milestone this year for FKA, one of Edmontons largest marketing and communications agencies. The agency also celebrated its 10-year anniversary in August, and underwent a name change and rebrand in March.
The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today, says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. As we celebrate 30 years of the Canadas Fastest-Growing Companies program, its encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.
Since launching in Edmonton in 2008 as a one-person consultancy known as Starburst Creative, the company has grown to a team of 25 with offices in Edmonton and Toronto. Earlier this year, the company changed its name to FKA, which stands for Formerly Known As but is also rooted in the company culture: Fun, Knowledge and Ambition.
Were honoured to be ranked No. 150 on the 2018 Growth 500 list, and I extend our congratulations to all of the companies listed, says Rob Jennings, president of FKA. Our success has been driven by the results-based work we do for our clients, which include some of Canadas largest national companies that are notably headquartered here in Edmonton like us. This is a hard working, ambitious city with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Founded in 2008 as Starburst Advertising Inc., FKA is Edmontons leading results-focused marketing and communications agency. With offices in Edmonton and Toronto, FKA provides branding, advertising and interactive services to local- and national-level clients like All Weather Windows, The Brick, Canadian Western Bank, the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton and the Edmonton International Film Festival.
About the Growth 500
For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canadas most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canadas Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500formerly known as the PROFIT 500profiles the countrys most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Macleans magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.
About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.