October 2021

Top Ad Agencies in the United Kingdom

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While advertising strategies change continuously, a good ad agency stays on top of trends and brings new ideas for promoting your business. The main change in advertising over the years is personalization. We spend more (if not most) of our time online, and the webpages we visit, our searches, and our purchases are often tracked. Businesses use this data to create and serve hyper-personalized advertisements to audience. Whether you want to serve personalized ads on social media, launch a search advertising campaign on AdWords, or create out of home ads for billboards near you, an ad agency helps you achieve your goals. Some benefits of working with an advertising agency include advertising channel expertise, cost and resources, and brand development.

Luckily, the United Kingdom has some of the best ad agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with ad agency in the UK. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Advertising Agencies in the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    This established search engine optimization company counts major brands like RAB among their clients. Based in the UK, The SEO Works brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Faber creates products for clients around the world. They turned to The SEO Works for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. The SEO Works delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 65% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Growing an online retailer

    Growing an online retailer

    See how we helped an outdoors activity brand grow online.
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    PPC case study

    PPC case study

    See how we grew the return for a popular pharmacy brand.
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    Integrated campaign

    Integrated campaign

    Look at the results we generated with this innovative integrated campaign.
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    SEO Case Study

    SEO Case Study

  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Amazon, THE TREE empowers brands with content marketing. Founded on design-first principles, this London-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of THE TREE’s experience is their work for Just Eat, one of the world’s respected brands. THE TREE helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 25% Digital Strategy
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Advertising
    • 30% Other
    Just Eat - The magic of takeaway

    Just Eat - The magic of takeaway

    Overview:Fast food titans Just Eat tasked us with creating something truly press-worthy that would elevate their ‘Magic Is Real’ campaign and give it the fame it deserves. Results: 50+ Major publications 1.6% Message...
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    Anglo American - Global Social...

    Anglo American - Global Social...

    Overview:Anglo American is one of the world’s biggest mining companies – both an innovator and a champion of sustainability in one of the most important sectors of the global economy. Results: 160M impression (181%...
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    Arlo - European Strategic Account

    Arlo - European Strategic Account

    Overview:Arlo, the world’s leading smart security and home automation technology provider, approached us and tasked us with taking over and managing their entire social media and content marketing strategy across Europe...
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    easyJet - The easyJet Traveller

    easyJet - The easyJet Traveller

    Overview:We needed to evolve easyJet’s purely transactional digital marketing approach so that it inspired future travellers. Results: 500+ Pieces of editorial and video content 1.4M Unique users within first three...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Favoured clients include Elvie, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to mobile & app marketing for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Favoured was founded on forward-thinking principles in London.

    When The Run To needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Favoured. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile & App Marketing
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Advertising
    • 20% Other
    Delivering a ROAS over x9 for...

    Delivering a ROAS over x9 for...

    The Challenge Rough Runner is an alternative to Tough Mudder, which we branded as “More Fun, Less Mud”. Our Approach We managed their performance marketing to drive ticket sales for their events nationwide as well as...
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    Optimising the app funnel and ads...

    Optimising the app funnel and ads...

    The Challenge Operating in a highly competitive fitness market, Auro’s conversion rate was continuously fluctuating. With seasonal peaks, they needed a multi-channel ad campaign with specific segments and bidding...
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    Full funnell eCommerce marketing...

    Full funnell eCommerce marketing...

    The Challenge Durex is the leading and one of the best selling condom brands in the world and they are always striving to challenge the norms, break the rules & stamp out stigmas. As a well-established brand, the area...
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    Delivering predicable ROAS for...

    Delivering predicable ROAS for...

    The Challenge Skinspace was launched in 2019 to bring all the latest, trending skincare brands from around the world onto one, easy-to-use site. All their products are the perfect combination of being science-led (meaning...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Wildish & Co. helps brands adapt to a change market with expert branding development, having done so for companies like Hixcox and other notable organizations. Focused on helping expand brands’ ability to attract their target audience, this London-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands identify what makes them unique.

    One example of Wildish & Co.’s experience is their work for Kabuto Noodles, who needed to improve their branding within a tight budget and turnaround. Wildish & Co. helps them target their weak points with the assistance of a keen eye for detail and years of expertise in brand identity.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Branding
    • 25% Web Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 20% Other
    Social campaign

    Social campaign

    Creative work for Swizzels Matlow See the full case study here.
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    Jamie Oliver: Together

    Jamie Oliver: Together

    The team at Penguin Random House came to us because they know we put strategy at the heart of everything we do. They wanted to utilise our strong knowledge of cultural landscape, our deep understanding of category, as...
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    Good People Agency

    Good People Agency

    Full brand system, social templates & website for streetwear agency. See the full case study here.
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    L'artisan Parfumer

    L'artisan Parfumer

    Website design & development for an immersive campaign site
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Toast clients include Morgan Stanley, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to advertising and video production for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Toast was founded on forward-thinking principles in UK.

    When Sanofi needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Toast. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 30% Media Planning & Buying
    • 30% Video Production
    Wayfair Delivery TV Campaign

    Wayfair Delivery TV Campaign

    Toast produced this TV advertising campaign for online retailer Wayfair. The advert features brand ambassador Lorriane Kelly and shows all the easy ways Wayfair can deliver their products.
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    Credit Karma TV Advertising...

    Credit Karma TV Advertising...

    Credit Karma asked Toast to originate and produce new TV adverts to promote its credit checking App. The two adverts were filmed in one continuous shot in a special studio setup. 
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    Busuu Language Learning App TV...

    Busuu Language Learning App TV...

    Toast has produced this TV advert for language learning app Busuu. The advert shows colourful rooms which represent the opportunities available to those who learn new languages. Toast produced UK version plus a suite of...
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    Explainer Video - WIRED Magazine

    Explainer Video - WIRED Magazine

    Shell, working in partnership with WIRED magazine asked Toast to produce a series of animated explainer videos to show how Shell are working to safeguard the world's future energy needs. The videos are a mix of 2D &...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Frodsham, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like RepairMyPC, but LMNts Marketing is a marketing strategy agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This UK-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how LMNts Marketing helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Soul Awakening Academy. LMNts Marketing helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 30% Other
    YouTube and website branding video

    YouTube and website branding video

    We were asked by our client to create a branding video that will help people recognise the brand and the bus.  We came up with a brand story idea and used their images to create the right feel about the business.  We...
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    Quiz funnel development based on...

    Quiz funnel development based on...

    We focussed on qualifying the leads on this campaign. Instead of giving away the free report to anyone in the property industry, we decided to find out more about the audience.  This is in line with the client goals to...
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    Awareness video for computer...

    Awareness video for computer...

    This campaign was designed to create awareness of the real cost of data loss and to get business owners to take action protecting their computers and laptops.    The video had thousands of views and resulted in...
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    SAP consultancy

    SAP consultancy

    We work well with coaches and consultants, and created this informative website with infographic case studies to create awareness fo the client's business in the niche, combined with LinkedIn outreach marketing 
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Our Own Brand has provided branding work for clients like They Made This. Based in UK, Our Own Brand brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Great Guns Social was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Our Own Brand crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Our Own Brand designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 15% Video Production
    • 25% Other
    CAT Framewear Campaign Shoot 2021

    CAT Framewear Campaign Shoot 2021

    What we did: Ideation & storyboarding Campaign photography Behind the scenes video production   Caterpillar is arguably one of the world’s most iconic brands, straddling the worlds of heavy duty industry and...
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    They Made This

    They Made This

    What we did: Branding Web design Web development eCommerce They Made This is an online visual arts journal and print shop showcasing photography and illustration from some of the world’s contemporary modern artists. A...
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    Barclays Digital Eagles | Brand...

    Barclays Digital Eagles | Brand...

    Watch Here: https://vimeo.com/512900034   What we did: Ideation TV commercial production   Founded in 2013, Barclays Digital Eagles are on a mission to help everyone get the most out of digital. From creating Code...
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    Shred-it | Multi-channel brand...

    Shred-it | Multi-channel brand...

    What we did: Marketing strategy CRM Graphic design Content creation Founded in 1988, Shred-it is the world’s leading document destruction and information security specialists, helping businesses at every level stay safe...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    The Little Wild Ones is a character-driven studio based in London that specializes in both 2D and 3D content for clients to engage with their audience. They are experts in content marketing, social media marketing, and advertising for small businesses in the area.

    As an example of their work, The Little Wild Ones worked with BlueStacks, a mobile gaming platform. The Little Wild Ones created a video that featured the capabilities of the platform via 2D animation.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Content Marketing
    • 30% Video Production
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Step, Seal & Go

    Step, Seal & Go

    Part of series of product spots explaining the benefit of "Step, Seal, and Go!"
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    BlueStacks

    BlueStacks

    Bluestacks was founded in 2011 to push the boundaries of mobile gaming. It allows you to run mobile apps fast and full screen in Windows and Mac. It is currently used by over 210,million people around the world.   Here...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom

    With over 150 clients, 12 offices spread in six countries, and a wall full of awards, Crowd creates compelling digital solutions and marketing campaigns. An independent global creative agency, they specialize in every aspect of marketing, from SEO to branding, web design, and advertising.

    They partnered with the Plastic Oceans Foundation to create a new logo, tone, website, and digital marketing campaign to launch the plastic pollution documentary. The campaign resulted in a 104% increase in social media audience, a 78% increase in donations, and a Graphic Design USA Award.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Web Design
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 45% Other
    Branding Campaign for Global...

    Branding Campaign for Global...

    Crowd worked with the Plastic Oceans Foundation to firmly establish a clear global brand for the foundation, and also for their award-winning documentary film A Plastic Ocean. This campaign won the Graphic Design USA...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    iKon clients include Westfield, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, iKon was founded on forward-thinking principles in UK.

    When Porsche needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to iKon. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Branding
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 20% Other
    Ikon business cards

    Ikon business cards

    ikon designed these iconic business cards for their own promotional services, helping to make them one of the hottest agencies in their market and serving as a powerful and memorable way to attract new leads and leave an...
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    Westfield Print Brochure

    Westfield Print Brochure

    ikon designed this print brochure for Westfield, one of the world's largest shopping brands. The black, red, and white brochure is classy, timeless, and sophisticated, perfectly encapsulating the Westfield brand for a...
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    Coronation Festival

    Coronation Festival

    We designed the creative for the an event held in Buckingham Palace. It celebrated all the Royal Warrant Holders and an evening gala was televised on the BBC drawing in 3.5 million viewers
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    W11 Construction Website

    W11 Construction Website

    Rebrand of a luxury residential construction company with website and brochure
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

    As a full-service marketing agency, One Base Media Ltd offers more than the usual marketing assistance. The company offers everything from web design and SEO to marketing and digital strategies with a focus on smaller businesses as primary clients.

    One Base Media Ltd currently works with The Silent Disco Company, a headphone wire company. The project began 7 years ago, and since then One Base Media Ltd has provided on-site optimization, link building, and other maintenance services.

    SERVICES
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 70% Other
    Hammond Transport

    Hammond Transport

    We designed and developed Hammond Transport website to give him a more professional and modern look. 
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    MM Garden Rooms

    MM Garden Rooms

    This was a new start up company that wanted to have a brochure website online.  We created a very image heavy website to showcase his work and services. 
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    Probuild Managment

    Probuild Managment

    We created this new website for probuild, so he can use it to proffesionally represent his company online. 
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    ABA Couriers

    ABA Couriers

    New website design and development completed for ABA Couriers.  The company needed a refresh on the design and wanted to clearly show the services they provide!
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    Many enterprise clients count Liquorice as their dependable graphic design experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this UK-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Liquorice client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Liquorice has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 70% Other
    I.T.S. Rebrand

    I.T.S. Rebrand

    The Task: I.T.S. are a successful, ambitious and customer-focused food and beverage flavouring company. In an increasingly trend-driven and demanding industry, I.T.S. wanted to take the brand to the next level by making a...
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    Macushield TV Ad

    Macushield TV Ad

    MacuShield is a market-leading food supplement for Eye Health counting Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin. The brand owner has a high desire to drive growth in the UK taking advantage of marketing conditions.The...
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    Cryotag Integrated Campaign

    Cryotag Integrated Campaign

    Integrated campaign for clinically proven skin remover Cryotag running across TV,  Video, programmatic and social
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    Bath Fertility Bristol Launch

    Bath Fertility Bristol Launch

    The challenge with this successful fertility centre was focussed around a brand name - Bath Fertility and a desire to expand geographically into new territories with new clinics opening and promoting the Bath Fertility...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    6Minded is a Hubspot Platinum Partner and a marketing agency that works with clients from all over the globe. They are experts in content marketing, digital strategy, and marketing strategy for mid-market and enterprise-level businesses that work in various industrial sectors.

    One of 6Minded’s projects involved working with an unnamed US company. The company needed help with setting up their CRM sales pipeline, and 6Minded delivered a working model that is used by sales reps that handle millions of US dollars.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Content Marketing
    • 20% CRM Consulting and SI
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 30% Other
    Generated tens of marketing leads

    Generated tens of marketing leads

    We helped set up and run marketing campaigns that generated thousands of leads.
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    CRM Sales Pipeline setup with...

    CRM Sales Pipeline setup with...

    For the US company, we helped to create sales pipeline, automation and reporting and is used by sales reps who signed deals worth millions of USD.
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    Develop a website for millions of...

    Develop a website for millions of...

    Assets we created were visited millions of times and were mentioned in The Guardian article.
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    Lead Nurturing for company with...

    Lead Nurturing for company with...

    We set up various campaigns to increase lead to customer conversion that reached 250k leads in the client's database.
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

    Make Us Care is a marketing and advertising agency based in the UK and was founded in 2020. They have about 10 employees who are experts in advertising, branding and packaging design for start-up, scale-up, and SME sectors.

    Airhead collaborated with Make Us Care for branding and design services for their mask company. The design services included social media and packaging design. The brand design, messaging, and packaging made by Make Us Care received marvelous feedback from customers, and the client found the team's ability to come up with a range of concepts based on information provided to them outstanding.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 30% Branding
    • 10% Packaging Design
    • 20% Other
    Koru Kids multimedia recruitment...

    Koru Kids multimedia recruitment...

    Koru Kids needed more nannies and we were more than happy to help them find some. Using key insights for the specific target audience, we developed and produced a creative multichannel campaign covering digital, OOH and TV.
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    Help me Angela - brand, campaign,...

    Help me Angela - brand, campaign,...

    From a fledgling idea through to roll out, we created Help me Angela's brand from the ground up and helped tell their story at every step.
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    Borofree brand film

    Borofree brand film

    A cinematic brand film telling the real stories of Borofree's customers.
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    Fleet Automotive Services -...

    Fleet Automotive Services -...

    We created FAS' new visual branding and brand messaging and incorporated it seemlessly into their new website that we designed and built for their rebrand. 
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    KOTA -  Creative Digital Agency is a London-based agency that provides innovative web design services for a range of high-profile clients, including Jamie Oliver, the British Red Cross, and Holland Green, collecting a number of awards in the process. Their work covers a focus on social media, advertising, and branding.

    For instance, KOTA -  Creative Digital Agency spearheaded the marketing campaign for Jamie Oliver’s new book, VEG, which included designing the book graphics, tone of voice, and color palettes. Their marketing campaign was also rolled out across billboards, social media, and digital displays by Penguin Books.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Web Design
    • 15% Branding
    • 15% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Other
    Web Design & Development for...

    Web Design & Development for...

    SuperYachtsMonaco are a boutique brokerage headquartered in Monaco and operating globally. They help their customers buy, sell, build, or charter luxury yachts - and anything in between - anywhere in the world. KOTA were...
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    Digital Marketing campaign for...

    Digital Marketing campaign for...

    Once more, we’ve partnered with Jamie Oliver and Penguin books to create the marketing campaign for Jamie’s new 2020 book - 7 Ways. This is part of the simple concept led trilogy of 5 Ingredients and VEG. In the...
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    Martin Building Co. San Francisco

    Martin Building Co. San Francisco

    Martin Building Company is a multidisciplinary design and development property firm based in San Francisco, USA. They are well known for their intriguing blend of stunning contemporary architecture and civic...
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    Branding for Understanding...

    Branding for Understanding...

    For David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti jewels are so much more than precious ornaments. From its original beginnings as a publication by David and Daniela, 'Understanding Jewellery' is an encyclopaedia of jewels, and now...
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