Cesium has made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list!
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Thank you to all of our clients and team members. Your continued trust contributes to Cesium’s growth!
Cesium Telecom Ranks No. 434 on the 2017 PROFIT 500
Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
Montreal, September 14, 2017
Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Cesium Telecom No. 434 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
Cesium Telecom made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 103%.
“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”
”Cesium Telecom is honoured to be on the 2017 PROFIT 500 ranking” says Vicken Kanadjian, Managing Director at Cesium ”This achievement speaks to our team’s hard work and dedication”.
Sanjay Bakshani, Managing Director adds, ”The whole Cesium team is proud of this accomplishment and believes that our common goal of delivering exceptional service to our customers is what fuels our continuous growth.”
About the PROFIT 500
For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.
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.
About Cesium Telecom
Cesium Telecom is an authorized distributor for Otterbox, Plantronics, Native Union, Ventev, Griffin and several other manufacturers. Its mission is to help clients increase their profitability. Cesium, does so by staying on the cutting edge of product and market development and delivering the most complete and relevant solutions possible. Cesium Telecom clients also count on the company’s logistics expertise, quality assurance and world class service, to grow productively.
CESIUM PROFILE | DARREN
Darren Zakowsky has been with Cesium Telecom for 4 years, now. It is no secret to his teammates and clients that he is a dedicated Account Manager. Everyone knows him as an individual who is not only passionate about advising his clients but also about products and technology, in general. Even if you don’t know him, having read this short introduction, it should come as no surprise that Darren also dedicates some of his free time to technology. For a little over a year now, he has been posting product reviews and unboxing videos to his YouTube channel Zak Tech Reviews. We asked Darren to describe his channel: ”[In a nutshell, it’s] technology, mobile phone accessories and cool stuff…reviewed”. The ultimate goal of Zak Tech Reviews is for people to learn more about products. “If I can help […] an end-user make a purchase decision, then I’ve accomplished what I wanted,” Darren says.
A Channel’s Evolution
Creating a product review video might seem like an easy task, but it involves many hours of work, from filming to editing, posting regularly, and building and keeping a faithful audience. Darren started out with a written version of his reviews. After a bit of blogging, he decided to transition to video. In his beginnings, his equipment consisted of an iOttie car mount and a Pixel XL phone. The editing was done on YouTube Editor. The quality was not important to him at the time. The goal was to inform viewers and customers about the best products out there and share an entertaining sneak peek from a consumer experience point of view. Seeing his viewership grow and encouraged by his family, Darren decided to invest in his equipment. He is now filming with a Sony 4k camera, using a Joby tripod and uses HitFilm for editing. The quality may have changed, but the formula remains the same. Darren likes to keep it simple. A typical review of his will consists of an unboxing and a demonstration of how the product works without getting overly technical or critical. “People want to see that,” Darren says, and we couldn’t agree more. In a very tech-savvy era such as ours, and considering the accessibility to information the internet offers, product reviews have an important place in how consumers and buyers educate themselves before making a purchase decision.
The quality may have changed, but the formula remains the same. Darren likes to keep it simple. A typical review of his will consists of an unboxing and a demonstration of how the product works without getting overly technical or critical. “People want to see that,” Darren says, and we couldn’t agree more. In a very tech-savvy era such as ours, and considering the accessibility to information the internet offers, product reviews have an important place in how consumers and buyers educate themselves before making a purchase decision.
Darren posts videos to YouTube weekly and he is proud to say that he does it all himself! His dedication has allowed him to produce and share over 50 videos in the last months and his subscriptions and viewership (upwards of 7000 views in a 90 day period!) keep growing and growing.
Many of Darren’s reviewed products are available at cesiumonline.com (light sabers not included!)… Scroll down to take a look at some of our favourite Zak Tech reviews and head over to Darren’s channel to click subscribe and stay up to date with the latest and greatest in terms of mobile accessory solutions and other tech items.
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We are very proud to announce that Cesium has again made the Profit 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, ranking 262nd overall. The list was officially published a few days ago by the
Profit 500 group.
This marks the 4th consecutive year, and 8th time overall that Cesium has earned this achievement. We thank our hard working and dedicated nation-wide team, as well as our valued customers and business partners alike for contributing to this success.
Un grand merci à vous chers clients de nous supporter en faisant affaires avec nous!
Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que Cesium a de nouveau fait la liste candienne des Leaders de la Croissance/Profit 500, en se classant au 262e rang. La liste a été officiellement publiée il y a quelques jours par le groupe Profit 500.
Cela marque notre 4ème année consécutive, et la 8e fois au total que Cesium gagne cette récompense .
Nous remercions le dur labeur de notre équipe à l’échelle nationale , ainsi que nos clients et partenaires d’affaires pour leur contribution à ce succès! .
Team is a word that manifests itself regularly in our daily vocabulary. It is because we truly believe in our team, and every partnership that we have built over the years, that we wanted to illustrate to you just how much we appreciate you!
It is after numerous team brainstorming sessions and an amalgamation of great ideas that we decided to launch the Cesar Awards; a fun, tasteful and unique awards evening designed to show you how much we appreciate all our partners. At Cesium we do things differently, the Cesium way!
The awards evening took place in Montreal, Quebec on February 18th, 2016 at a Montreal hot spot called Scarlet Exclusive, located in the beautiful and historic Old Montreal area. Through meticulous coordination with the very cooperative and organized staff at Scarlet Exclusive we were able to transform the cozy restaurant into a red carpet ready venue. A stage was installed along with red velour curtains, 8 foot Oscar statues and of course, a red carpet! This award themed evening could not be complete without a professional DJ and photographer, to ensure that all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had beautiful keepsakes from this unforgettable night!
The Cesars were hosted by our very own dynamic duo: Senior Account Manager, Massimo Bono and Operations Manager, Corey Darbyson. They did a brilliant job hosting the evening and did not hold back on the humor. The whole room was filled with laughter and enjoyment from start to finish. We even had a few of our guests reach the point of tears. The awards were divided into 3 categories: Vendor, Customer and Employee. The Cesars were designed to be a fun acknowledgement of our unique and valued relationships with our partners and Cesium team. We are very glad to say that the evening continued with dancing, mingling and a lot more laughter long after the last award was handed out!
This is a night that was put together so that we could laugh at ourselves, have fun together, and first and foremost, recognize our amazing customers and partners who contribute greatly to our success! Every day we strive to work hard, make a difference and have fun while doing it. That is exactly what we achieved; the night was a great success and enjoyed by all! The Cesar Awards truly encompass the values that Cesium believes are imperative to success and are a testament of what can be done when a hard working and dedicated team is in place!
Once again, we thank you all for making Cesium’s success possible and we look forward to seeing you all next year!