Digital Agencies have evolved significantly in last few years. Successful agencies use cross-functional teams for design, engineering, marketing and data science to solve business problems.
Specialization and deep understanding of new media helps agency clients to prioritize digital channels, access consistent metrics, insights and embark on a path to capture global/local market. Typically they provide services like web and mobile app design, development, search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, re-targeting, reputation management, social media management, lead generation and analytics.
We have compiled a list of 25 independent digital agencies from London to watch out for in 2015!
Pancentric digital has been in the industry for more than 10 years and now they have grown into 60-strong members. Services include digital strategy, UX, design, development, social media, CMS and middle-ware solutions. Their approach is powered by design thinking, agile delivery, collaboration and co-creation.
Established in 2002, TH_NK has been delivering compelling projects for some of the prominent brands like Warner Bros, Audi and BBC. Their forte lies in digital transformation, marketing communication, strategy, research, analytics, web design and development.
Quite a name for a digital agency! Let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth – “We use digital to make the analog world better”. Founded in 2008, this agency operates from offices present in London, New York, Portland, Hong kong and Sydney. Clientele features brands like Canon, ABSOLUT, FOX sports.
Founded in 2007, Catch digital calls itself post-digital agency. They are particularly proficient in development using Drupal framework. Last year in summer 2014, they launched content production arm to aid social campaigns for their clients. Other specialties include SEO, social media, hosting architecture and e-commerce.
Navigate digital now operates from the UK and Australia after starting off in 2007. They offer services in various aspects of digital communication – Affiliate Marketing, Paid Search, Media Planning & Buying, Social Media and Brand Activation.
Established in 1991, Big group has consistently bagged top positions in various agency ranking reports. Services offered by them encompasses design & development, consumer promotions, social media management and e-commerce. They are part of the Microsoft Developer Network and also Google’s agency partner. Big group has also launched Mention.to to help their clients create engaging mobile and social campaigns.
Founded in 2011, Manifesto is a full service digital agency offering services in digital experience, Drupal framework, WordPress and high end software products like WebCenter Sites. They deliver value to the clients by infusing Agile methodology into the development process.
Established in 2003, Click consult focuses on search marketing (both organic and paid). They have been featured as one of the top agencies in many agency ranking reports. Apart from this Click consult is also Google’s agency partner.
In a very short span of 3 years (started in 2012), this agency has seen meteoric rise. Their expertise covers various facets of new media ranging from conversion optimization, SEO, PPC, social media to web designing and development. They are recognized as Google’s agency parner and Bing ads accredited professional. Various agency ranking reports feature them in the top 3 spots.
E3 Media has been in the industry for more than 15 years providing services in creatives, technology, strategy and user experience. They are Microsoft silver application development partner and the portfolio features popular clients like Jaguar Land Rover, UNICEF and Orange.
Founded in 2004, Hugo & Cat has worked with world renowned brands like Volkswagen, Sony and IKEA to name a few. Some of their services include data science, digital strategy, mobile & web development, user research, service design & innovation.
Coast digital has been offering end-to-end digital services for more than 10 years with a strong focus on data and customer insights. They have bagged Google’s agency partnership and secured positions in many agency ranking reports.
Established in 1999, this agency offers whole gamut of digital services right from platform and app design, development, strategy and optimization. They have a team of 80 computer lovers who achieve business goals with deep domain expertise, user-centric design and agile production.
Since their inception in 2005, Cyber-duck has implemented an ISO-accredited user-centred design process which focuses on lean and agile management along with a clear emphasis on creative R&D. Their team have spoken as experts on BBC Watchdog and at many notable conferences, including SXSWi, UKTI and UX London.
Dare was founded 15 years back, in 2000 and till now they have worked with elite brands like Barclays, BMW and Converse. Some of projects delivered by them have been path breaking in the field of design, development, content marketing and brand re-positioning. Campaignlive had awarded them with the title of – “Digital Agency of the Decade”.
This is an agency with more than 25 years of industry experience and presence in six different locations ( Asia Pacific and the UK). Their services include digital strategy, web and mobile app development, branding, UX and hosting.
Since their inception in 2002, Silverbean has sharpened their service offering to provide cutting edge digital strategy. They are adept at Optimizing Digital Performance of their clients. Services include SEO, PPC, Conversion Rate Optimization and affiliate marketing.
Founded in 2007, Rawnet has delivered many award winning projects. Their specialization includes creatives, strategy, technology, communication, workshop sessions and all things digital.
Rufus Leonard comes with more than 25 years of experience and established expertise in digital domain. Their services include data analytics, design, creatives, business transformation, tech platform development and management.
Founded in 1999, ORM provides multitude of services ranging from strategy and insight using analytics, experience design, content management to technology and app development
Zazzle was founded in 2009. Since then they have delivered compelling projects and gained deep expertise in data driven content marketing as the backbone of digital strategy. Apart from this, they also specialize in SEO, social media, design and development.
Zone started off in 2000 and now they have grown into a team of 200 experts.Their services include digital strategy, content, UX, design and development. As per their quote – “For us, digital isn’t a channel, but a description of the world we live in”.
Founded in 2002, Decibel digital offers services in digital consultancy, conversion rate optimization, UX, strategy and visual design.
Reading room works across continents with offices in theUK, Singapore, Australia, Thailand and Hong Kong. All of their services are centered around digital change and work along the lines of consulting and strategy to deliver almost everything under the digital umbrella.
ClearPeople has been in the industry for more than 10 years. They come with a hybrid approach of technology consulting and digital agency services. This Consultagency business model sets them apart from the rest (best of both world – agencies and technology companies).
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– The listing is in no specific order.
– Factors that we considered: peer reviews, financial performance and customer satisfaction.
– We are sorry, if we missed some names. There is just too much of awesomeness in London!