score (self-awarded): 9
Number of staff: 440
New business / billings: £73 Million
Summary of the year so far: "Mindshare has been resolutely focused on the future in 2014. Our Inventing the Future of Media proposition has already reaped £73m in new business, winning over clients such as Marks and Spencer and National Trust. It has also led to the expansion of future_medialab, an initiative that seeks to discover, interrogate, hack and experiment with new thinking and tech. As part of this, we ran a long-term wearable tech study with Goldsmiths University: in a world where we are inventing the future of media as we go, experiencing this new tech for ourselves allowed us to create informed hypotheses for our clients. We also launched the Loop, a data infused nerve centre which allows our clients to plan more adaptively across paid, owned and earned media, in real-time. Furthermore, Mindshare and VO5 delivered the first Twitter Amplify campaign around the BRITS, winning the social buzz crown. Not forgetting our celebrated Huddle brand, which ran as a strand at Advertising Week Europe, where we were named one of the top ten industry Influencers by Twitter. We are now pulling together a jam-packed agenda of 140 inspirational Huddles for what promises to be our most compelling Huddle festival yet."
Awards won so far in 2014:
Brand Republic Digital Awards
Winner Automotive & Sport with "the new Ford Fiesta fashion dash with Asos"
Public Sector Communications Excellence Awards
Winner with Business is GREAT Britain
Global Festival of Media
Silver for Lynx Space Academy, "to infinity and beyond"
Pick of the Year:
British Airways, "look up" by OgilvyOne
Turkey of the Year:
Let’s Get Social – Phil Mershon and Mary McCoy’s woeful theme song, poking fun of what’s wrong with social media at the Social Media Marketing World conference.