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They say the hardest part of winning is doing it again. Since 1976, there have only been five repeat champions in the NFL. In the MLB, only four. In the NBA and NHL, there have been 11 each, largely thanks to the Lakers and Bulls, and the Canadiens and Islanders, respectively. The same thing happens in business, where industry titans give way to disruptors and innovators.
Exactly one year ago today, I published a post about Contently ranking on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. Today, we learned that we ranked number 508 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. This year’s list was very competitive, with an average growth rate of 433 percent, and we’re extremely proud to be included for the second year in a row.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Internet has fundamentally changed the way companies communicate with their customers. It’s gone from a one-way, broadcast communication (“It’s our Memorial Day Sale!”) to a two-way conversation (“What do you need, and how can we help?”). In this new paradigm, companies have to be authentic, and they have to be helpful—and increasingly, marketin ...
Contently is five years old now, and it’s incredibly fulfilling to see how far we’ve come—moving out of our tiny co-working space to an office that was “ours,” landing a massive chunk of the Fortune 500 as Contently customers, and hiring an executive team that would make even a seasoned entrepreneur weep with happiness.