HootSuite is a social management system for business and organizations to team up and carry out campaigns.
The web-based dashboard combines multiple social networks from one place. Users are able to streamline social media content with scheduling and assignment tools in order to reach audiences during peak times. Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
The site has more than one billion messages being sent through its dashboard every day. Major clients include PepsiCo, McDonalds and News Corp.
Wattpad is the world’s largest community of readers and writers. Their social eReading application connects readers and writers across all genres. Users can vote for what they think is the best story, comment, and leave suggestions for authors. According to their website, they have 3.2 million stories posted (plus an additional 300, 000 added each month), 8 million unique monthly visitors who combined, contribute one comment every second.
They won the Best Overall Canadian Startup of 2011, presented by KPMG.
Frank and Oak, a Montreal based company, gives men a unique platform to shop.
Radian6 gives brands and agencies the ability to listen to what people are saying about them online, and engage in those conversations.
The Atlantic Canada based company, gathers discussions happening online and gives users the ability to analyze and track the traffic. Widgets on the dashboard allows users to see top influences and trends, as well as which conversations are having an impact online.
The site currently has about 1, 800 clients from across the globe. Flagship clients include 3M, Dell Computers, Mircosoft and UPS. It was acquired in 2011 by Salesforce.com for approximately $276-million in cash and $50-million in stock.