Half-Term Reports 2013: UM London

Campaign asked the ad and media industry to rate and summarise their performance so far in 2013, ahead of our School Reports for 2014. Here's how UM London view the first six months of their year.

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Score (self-awarded): 9

Number of staff: 147 (+10)

New business / billings: £189m billings + £15m new biz in 2013

Summary of the year so far: "It has been an immense six months for UM London. Russell Place took the helm as Managing Director in early 2013, and swiftly promoted from within the agency to create a new Management Team. UM believes in delivering competitive advantage for its clients through challenger behaviour in media. It has translated this philosophy into award-winning work for its clients at every major awards ceremony of 2013 to date, including a Silver Lion at Cannes for Royal Mail Olympic Stamps. The agency has also won an impressive amount of new business, such as Fuller’s, Zurich, Party Poker, and the new Mizkan portfolio, which includes Branston. In addition to winning fresh assignments, UM is delivering a wider array of diversified Mediabrands services (such as analytics) to many of its clients. Finally, 2013 client reviews and staff surveys have resulted in the highest ever satisfaction scores. "

Awards won so far in 2013: "The Revs, Royal Mail Stamps, Advertising The Revs, Xbox Roll of Honour, Entertainment Drum Marketing Awards, Royal Mail Stamps, Grand Prix Drum Marketing Awards, Royal Mail Stamps, Media Planning Marketing Week Engage, Windows Phone, IT & Telecoms Cannes Media Lions, Silver, Royal Mail Stamps Thinkbox, TV Newcomer, Chambord Additional: Highly Commended at MediaTel’s Connies & The Revs and shortlists at Festival of Media, Clear Channel Outdoor, The Digitals and The Revs. "

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