The Drum's Digital Census results

The Drum Digital Census highlights key players, trends and growth in the digital marketing sector.

Good news everyone! We’ve moved up in ranking in The Drum’s Digital Census!

“Great” we hear you say! But, um, what does that mean?

The Drum’s Digital Census provides a comprehensive review of the digital marketing agency landscape in the UK, highlighting key players, trends and growths in the sector.

In partnership with the Recommended Agency Register, the research is conducted by The Drum and ranks agencies like ourselves based on our financial performance and client satisfaction levels.

We’re currently 19th in the client satisfaction category and we’ve moved up four positions, to make us 30th in the financial category.

This news comes after we were named Agency of the Year at the 2016 Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards.

Both recognitions are the cherry on the top of a significant 12-month period for Equator.

We’ve moved from an agency to a group, increased our headcount to 170, grown our office footprint in London’s Shoreditch and launched the first year of our very own first Digital Festival, Techaus. Phew, it’s been a busy 12 months.

Not only have we acquired one of the UK’s longest standing and most respected independent branding agencies, 999 Design, but we have also launched Equator PR, a boutique agency capitalising on the industry’s growing need for an integrated public relations and social media solution.

The PR and Social team are even winning their own accolades, with their work for client, Entrepreneurial Spark nominated for Best Use of Social Media at the Social Buzz Awards next week.

There’s been so many more awards and achievements this year that we can hardly keep up; including being named a Google Premier Partner, our SEO team winning another Drum Marketing Award and another fantastic accolade for our SEO team, with team leader Emily McLaren shortlisted for the Women in Search initiative.

Earlier this month we also launched Techaus festival in partnership with Digital Media Meetups Scotland. The event, which took place at SWG3 in Finnieston, near our HQ saw over 400 people walk through the door and even trended on Twitter.

As well as giving us the chance to showcase our diverse range of expertise with our very own speakers, it also featured workshops and inspirational talks from high profile companies including Spotify, Skyscanner and IBM.

The year 2016 has been a packed year, but we’re not stopping now. There’s big things on the way in 2017, watch this space and keep Equator on your digital radar.