In order to survive, everything must evolve. The EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry is no exception.

Every year during the voting process, we see how the changing list reflects the way the larger industry is developing. This year, a couple of trends emerged. The first, is the importance of artificial intelligence (AI), which is probably obvious to anyone in the content business. The second is the increasing importance of digital asset management (DAM).

Company Category Executive Summary
Acquia, Inc. WCM
Acquire Media Distribution & Delivery
Acrolinx GmbH Content Creation, Content Translation, Localization and Globalization
Act-On Software, Inc. Digital Marketing Technologies
Adobe Systems, Inc. WCM, Content Creation, Distribution & Delivery, Online Video
Akamai Technologies Distribution & Delivery, Inc. Distribution & Delivery
Apple, Inc. Mobile Content, Distribution & Delivery
AppNexus, Inc. Content Commerce
Aptara, Inc. Content Creation
Aquafadas Sasu, a Rakuten Co. Mobile Content
Aria Systems, Inc. Content Commerce
Atex WCM
Attivio Analytics
Atypon Systems, Inc. Content Creation
Automattic, Inc. WCM, Content Creation
BloomReach WCM
Brightcove, Inc. Online Video
Buffer Social Media
BuzzSumo Social Media
Ceros, Inc. Content Creation
Cision US, Inc. Analytics
Clarabridge Analytics
Cloudera, Inc. Big Data
Cloudwords, Inc. Content Translation, Localization & Globalization
Contentful WCM
CoreMedia AG WCM
Crafter Software Corp. WCM
Crownpeak Technology WCM
CSOFT International Ltd. Content Translation, Localization & Globalization
Curata, Inc. Analytics
EBSCO Industries, Inc. Distribution & Delivery
Empolis Information Management GmbH Big Data
Ephox Content Creation
Episerver WCM
e-Spirit, Inc. WCM
Evergage, Inc. Digital Marketing Technologies
Facebook Social Media, Online Video, Inc. Online Video
Google, Inc. Content Translation, Localization & Globalization; Analytics
Haivision Distribution & Delivery
Hootsuite Media, Inc. Social Media
Hortonworks, Inc. Big Data
HubSpot, Inc. Digital Marketing Technologies
IBM Big Data, Digital Marketing Technologies
Impelsys Distribution & Delivery
Ingeniux Corp. WCM
Kenshoo Ltd. Digital Marketing Technologies
Kentico Software WCM
Lingotek Content Translation, Localization & Globalization
LinkedIn Social Media
Lionbridge Content Translation, Localization & Globalization
Lucidworks Big Data, Analytics
Magnolia International Ltd. WCM
MarketMuse, Inc. Content Creation, Analytics
MarkLogic Corp. Big Data
Moat, Inc. Analytics
Netflix Distribution & Delivery
NewsCred Content Creation
OneSpot Digital Marketing Technologies
Oracle Big Data
Perfect Sense, LLC WCM
ProQuest, LLC Distribution & Delivery
Pugpig (Kaldor Ltd.) Mobile Content
Quark Software, Inc. Content Creation
Realview Mobile Content
Reprints Desk, Inc. Distribution & Delivery
Revizzit, LLC Distribution & Delivery
Sajan Content Translation, Localization & Globalization, Inc. Digital Marketing Technologies, Analytics
SAP SE Big Data, Analytics
SAS Institute, Inc. Analytics
SDL PLC Content Translation, Localization & Globalization
Sizmek, Inc. Mobile Content, Digital Marketing Technologies
Skimlinks Content Commerce
Smartling, Inc. Content Translation, Localization & Globalization
Snap, Inc. Social Media
SPi Global Analytics
Spotify AB Distribution & Delivery
Sysomos Analytics
Taboola Online Video
Talkwalker, Inc. Analytics
TechSmith Corp. Online Video, Content Creation
The Nielsen Co. LLC Analytics
TRANSPERFECT, Inc. Mobile Content
Twitter Social Media
VigLink Content Commerce
Vimeo, Inc. Distribution & Delivery
Webtrends Analytics
welocalize Content Globalization & Localization
Widen Digital Marketing Technology
Wistia, Inc. Online Video
Wochit, Inc. Online Video
XTM International Ltd. Content Translation, Localizatio & Globalization
YouAppi Big Data
YouVisit Content Creation