Score (self-awarded): 8
Number of staff: 294
New business / billings: £227 Million
Summary of the year so far: "A very strong start. We’re continuing to grow, both locally and globally. Our huge Telus win means we’re opening new offices in Canada – our 19th country – and we’ve been listed in the Sunday Times’ International Track 200 as the UK’s fastest-growing ad agency internationally. A 100% pitch conversion rate. £227million in added billings, including fighting off stiff competition to retain Argos – a particular point of pride. We’re investing in talent, with a new Head Of Design, award-winning Creative Directors and senior Business Directors joining us to help realize our vision for the future. Creatively awarded integrated global campaigns for Samsung, Vertu and Lexus, with the Lexus ‘Strobe’ TV spot going viral and reaching over 156 million people around the world. Great, innovative new work for Big Yellow, Prince’s Trust, Green Flag, Find My Past and Carphone Warehouse. And much more to come, with exciting new campaigns on the horizon for Lexus, Argos and Talk Talk before the year’s end. It’s shaping up to be a very good year."
Awards won so far in 2014:
Top 50 Best Commercials of the year for TalkTalk, "date night"
A List Hollywood Advertising Awards
Silver, Animation for TalkTalk, "date night"
Bronze, Special Effects & Computer Graphics for Lexus International, "swarm"
Bronze, Editing for Samsung, "Coliseum"
Bronze, Film Craft Lions, Achievement in Production for Lexus International, "swarm"
Music and Sound International Awards
Winner, Best Original Composition in Television Advertising for Lexus International, "swarm"
Winner, Best Original Composition in Cinema Advertising for Lexus International, "poise"
Design Week Awards
Gold, Brand Campaign in Design for The Prince's Trust, "The Tomorrow Project"
Gold, Best in Show for The Prince's Trust, "The Tomorrow Project"
One Show Awards
Merit, Advertising Direction for Samsung, "change"
Merit, Branded Entertainment Installations for The Prince's Trust, "The Tomorrow Project"
Money Marketing Awards
Gold, TV Campaign for Green Flash, "newsflash"
British Arrows Awards
Silver, Best 60-90 Second Cinema Commercial for The Prince's Trust, "bad press"
Silver, Telecommunications Services & Products for TalkTalk, "date night"
In Book, Film Craft, Production and Design for Lexus International, "steps"
In Book, Film Craft, Use of Music for Samsung, "charge"
In Book, Writing for TV and Cinema Advertising for The Prince's Trust, "bad press"
In Book, TV Commercials 41-60 seconds for The Prince's Trust, "bad press"
In Book, Film Craft, Cinematography for Samsung, "charge"
Pick of the Year:
Ikea, "beds" by Mother
Turkey of the Year: