Klick Inc.

Klick Inc.

February 10, 2011 17:44 ET

Klick Selected to Join World Leaders as Part of World Economic Forum Community

Exclusive Membership in Community of Global Growth Companies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2011) - Klick, a leading digital marketing agency, announced that it has been selected by the World Economic Forum to become a member of its Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC). The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that hosts meetings of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland each year. It is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. 

The World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC) was formed to engage today's dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow's industry leaders and propel them into becoming a driving force of economic and social change. "Global Growth Companies play an extremely critical role. These companies provide the best example of creating new jobs, new technologies and new business models. They represent the best of practice in the economy now." Jeremy Jurgens, Senior Director, Global Growth Companies, World Economic Forum. 

The Forum selects Global Growth Companies on the basis of their revenue, growth rate, internationalization, and leadership. Only 280 companies from 60 countries have been admitted to the GGC community.

Leerom Segal, President & CEO of Klick Inc. reacted enthusiastically to the news, saying that "as the first Canadian marketing agency selected for membership, we are honoured to be standing shoulder to shoulder with such a distinguished group of companies." He went on to say that "being invited to 'Summer Davos' along with heads of state and leaders of industry last October was a wonderful and educational experience. We thank WEF for giving us the opportunity to connect with technology and science pioneers in this incredible forum."

Besides this attention on the world stage, this has been a fantastic year for the recognition of Klick's accomplishments at home. Klick has been named again as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, one of North America's fastest growing technology firms (on Deloitte's Fast 500 list), and one of the Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area. "We're very proud to have received, what we consider, the 'triple crown of awards' this year," said Mr. Segal. He went on to explain that his team has tremendous pride in the fact that "Klick is the only company to have simultaneously achieved this recognition in the three categories of rapid growth, engaged employees, and great management."

Klick has leveraged this success to expand from its core industry focus servicing pharmaceutical manufacturers to add clients who are major players in other sectors across North America. This has led to key new clients like Wal-Mart, MillerCoors, Ford Motor Company, and Canadian Tire being added to an already impressive list that includes Sony, Rogers, Hydro One, and United Healthcare Group.

All of this activity means that Klick is one of the few companies during these economic doldrums that is aggressively hiring to keep up with its growth. As featured in Toronto Life magazine's "Best of the City" issue, Klick has plans to add an additional 30% staff to its roster over the next year, provided that it finds talent that can pass its difficult skills tests administered during the recruiting process.

Klick expects that its exclusive membership in the GGC community will enable it to benefit from:

  • New business opportunities across industries and regions
  • Networking with the world's leading business and policy experts
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration and experience exchange
  • Industry-specific and cross-industry knowledge sharing

About Klick:

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Klick is a full-service digital marketing agency that helps companies define and execute innovative communication strategies. Klick employs the latest technology and thought leadership to provide its clients with e-Marketing, e-Business and e-Learning solutions. The Klick client list includes industry leaders such as Pfizer, Rogers, Sony, Allergan, Hydro One, and Takeda. The company has been previously recognized across Canada as one of the fastest growing companies (Profit Magazine, Deloitte Technology Fast 50® and Fast 500 in North America); one of the 50 Best Managed Companies (Deloitte, CIBC, Queen's, National Post); a Best Employer in the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto Star, Hewitt); Best Small to Medium Employers in Canada (Hewitt, Queen's); and one of the top 10 healthcare solutions firms (Branham Group). www.klick.com.

About World Economic Forum:

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests (http://www.weforum.org).

http://www.weforum.org/community/global-growth-companies

Contact Information

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