Sunday, May 13, 2007

Finland: 30 top content companies

Today I was on the site of the the content institute in Helsinki, Finland. To my surprise, I found a top 30 on the site of content companies, exporting or doing international business. Very interesting to see that only four of the ranked companies are AV-production companies and five are advertising companies.

(The lay-out of the table can not be properly arranged, as the content management system does not have table templates; or at least I do not know about them)

Rank/ Company/Export MEUR/ Field of Business/ Turnover MEUR/ Export Percentage/ Personnel

1. Sulake/ 27.00/ New media/ 30.0/ 90.0%/na
2. Contra/ 15.00/ Advertising/ 20.0/ 75.0%/ 100
3. Satama/ 9.50/ New media/ 27.6/ 34.4%/ na
4. Imageneering/ 3.00/ Advertising/ 5.0/ 60.0%/ 48
5. Starcut/ 3.00/ Mobile content/ 3.0/ 100.0%/ 42
6. Spinefarm/ 2.00/ Music/ 5.6/ 35.7%/ 12
7. King Foo Entertainment/ 1.74/ Music/ 2.9/ 60.0%//na
8. Matila Röhr Productions/ 1.50/ Film/ 2.4/ 62.5%/na
9. Sony BMG/ 1.38/ Music/ 15.6/ 8.8%/ na
10. Red Lynx/ 1.20/ Digital games/ 3.0/ 40.0%/ 40
11. Yleisradio/ 1.10/ TV/ 359.0/ 0.3%/ 3600
12. Moomin Characters/ 1.10/ Cross-media/ 2.2/ 50.0%/ na
13. Publicis/ 0.80/ Advertising/ 16.0/ 5.0%/ 92
14.
Evia Oyj/ 0.80/ Advertising/ 12.1/ 6.6%/ na
15.
Bob Helsinki Oy/ 0.65/ Advertising/ 4.6/ 14.1%/ na
16. Tero Saarinen Company/ 0.60/ Dance/ 0.8/ 75.0%/ na
17.
WSOY/ 0.50/ Publishing/ 294.4/ 0.2%/ 2025
18.
AfterDawn Oy/ 0.46/ New media/ 0.5/ 92.0%/ 5
19. Ondine/ 0.45/ Music/ 1.4/ 32.1%/ na
20.
Generator Post Oy/ 0.30/ AV-production/ 4.3/ 7.0%/ na
21.
Kaivopuiston Grillifilmi/ 0.25/ AV-production/ 4.9/ 5.1%/ na
22. Fennica Gehrman/ 0.22/ Music/ 1.0/ 22.0%/ 4
23. Blind Spot Pictures/ 0.20/ Film/ 1.1/ 18.2%/ na
24.
Housemarque Oy/ 0.16/ Digital games/ 0.3/ 53.3%/ na
25. Otava/ 0.14/ Publishing/ 83.4/ 0.2%/ na
26.
Joulupukki TV Oy/ 0.14/ AV-production/ 0.3/ 46.7%/ na
27. Frozenbyte/ 0.14/ Digital games/ 0.2/ 70.0%/ 13
28.
Talvi Productions Oy/ 0.10/ AV-production/ 1.5/ 6.7%/ 15
29.
Epidem ZOT/ 0.10/ Cross-media/ 0.2/ 50.0%/ 2
30. Broadcasters/ 0.10/ TV/ 6.3/ 1.6%/ 10


This is an impressive list. I have never seen a list like that in The Netherlands. A content institute gathering this type of information would be interesting to offer insight in the export and international business of the creative industry. Some Finnish companies even work only for foreign clients.

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1 comment:

Tommi Pelkonen said...

Jak,

I think the list would much more robust if you would include Finnish game design studios. They, if any, export the most of any companies, e.g. www.maxpayne.com or www.bugbear.com. See more from www.neogames.fi.

Greetings from Amsterdam,

Tommi