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CDA Creative Digital Agency Ranks on 2021 Inc. 5000 List

Updated: Mar 17

San Ramon, Calif., March 16, 2021Creative Digital Agency has been ranked No. 51 on the Inc. 5000 2021 list, ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the California economy.


“Creative Digital Agency is thrilled to be ranked on this prestigious list for 2021,” says Jin Kim, Founder and CEO of CDA. “It's been an incredible ride, growing so rapidly.”


Since launching in 2017, CDA has seen exponential revenue growth every year, working as a one-stop-shop for clients including Merck Pharmaceuticals, Airbnb, and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. They were also ranked as a top agency on Mobile Marketing Association's Global Business Impact Index.


"We owe our success to our 'audience-first' approach," says Kim. "We've been able to reliably help brands cross generational and cultural gaps in their strategy, their media mix, and their creative approach - and we've done it in a way that drives business objectives in a meaningful way."


"This list proves the power of companies in California no matter the industry," says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. "The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay."


The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in California. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 535 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 40,000 people and added nearly $7 billion to the California economy. Companies based in the largest metro areas—Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego—brought in the highest revenue overall.



More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals


Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regional are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.



Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: California, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/california.

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