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The Top 50 Integrated Agencies in the North 2016

Mustard is now able to reveal the top integrated agencies in Northern England.

Prolific North and Mustard have collaborated for the fourth year running to produce a definitive list of the Top 50 Integrated Agencies from across the North of England. This year, once again, the rankings have been driven by financials.

We’d like to thank all the agencies who volunteered their information. All other information was captured and verified through a number of online sources – most notably Fame.

Like last year the number of “entrants” has increased with Bugler Smith, Workhouse Creative Marketing, Reckless, Digital Next, We Are, Eleven Marketing & Communications, Ilk Agency and SLG Agency all making their debut to the 2016 the rankings.

Workhouse Creative Marketing, SLG Agency and Ilk Agency all made it straight into the top 50 at 25, 28 and 29 but the biggest success story this year goes to Clear Marketing – moving from 60th to 46th position; breaking into the top 50.

Other big climbers in this year’s rankings include Uniform (up 19 places from 39th to 20th), Everything Different (up 15 places from 36th to 21st), and Motion Lab (up 13 places from 56th to 43rd).

This year’s ranking is given in full below:

Position 2016

Company name

North of England office locations

Staff Count 2016

Key Clients 2016

1

McCann Manchester

Manchester

366

Aldi, Shire Pharmaceuticals, CrossCountry Trains, Harveys, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group

2

Havas Lynx

Manchester

230

Astra Zeneca, Astellas, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals

3

Jaywing

Sheffield

350

Irwin Mitchell, PepsiCo, Castrol BP, Jet2, first direct

4

Home

Leeds

153

Jet2, ASDA, Principal Hayley Hotels, Medical Protection Society, Freemans

5

WRG

Manchester

181

Wella, Ricoh, adidas, Chivas, Shell, EE

6

Intermarketing

Leeds

146

adidas, Bupa Global, RSA, Parkdean, More Than

7

CreativeRace

Leeds

171

ASDA, Greggs, DFS, Coral, Sofa workshop

8

Brass

Leeds

83

First Direct, Haribo, Kellogg’s, Ribena, New Look

9

Momentum Instore

Handforth

120

Sainsbury’s, Boots, L’Oréal, B&Q, Homebase

10

MB Advertising & Marketing Ltd

Sheffield

67

Desira Motor Group, Drive Motor Group, Marshall Motor Group, Pentagon Motor Group, Robins & Day Ltd (Peugeot Motor Company)

11

Love Creative

Manchester

60

Johnnie Walker, Haagen Dazs, N Brown, Umbro, Proctor & Gamble

12

Hangar Seven

Macclesfield, Leeds and London

105

Tesco, DFS, Alliance Boots, Diageo, John Lewis Partnership

13

BJL

Manchester

80

Asda, Ronseal, Subaru, Beaverbrooks, BASF

14

Media Agency Group

Manchester

35

Jelly Belly UK, Liverpool John Lennon, Protyre, Curaprox, The palaces

15

Refinery

Manchester

92

Manchester Arndale, Simply Be, Jacamo, Hillarys, Amplifon, Varta, Aldi, Akzo Nobel and City Electrical Factors

16

SteinIAS

Bollington

65

Trelleborg Group, Juniper Networks, Ingredion, Samsung, Castrol AIME

17

Fresh

Cheadle

97

Santander, M&S, Co-op, dfs

18

TBWA\Manchester

Manchester

62

Smyths toys, rentalcars.com, mbna, Madame Tussauds

19

Elmwood

Leeds

128

SSE, Chad valley, Morrisons, Royal Mail

20

Uniform

Liverpool

46

The FA, Hounslow BC, Tate, amtico

21

Everything Different

Newcastle

45

Carpetright, Redrow Homes, Barker & Stonehouse, Land Securities, L’Oreal

22

Gecko

Leeds

35

Bupa, Grosvenor Casinos, Eurocamp, Enterprise Inns

23

FPP

Newcastle and Leeds

30

Aral Foods, Braun, Kelloggss, Anchor, Coca Cola

24

The Hub

Leeds

40

Strachan, Jackson Trophies

25

Workhouse Marketing

Preston

38

Stax Trade Centres, British Ceramic Tile, Hempel Paints, Crown Paints, Wyndham

26

Live & Breathe

Leeds

53

Jacob’s Creek, Wyevale Garden Centres, Morrissons, Peroni, Birds Eye

27

Propaganda

Leeds

40

Ann Summers, Greggs, Seabrook, GHD, Habitat

28

Ilk Agency

Leeds

36

Little Valley Brewery, Brewdog, CableCom, Asda, NHS

29

A&P

Preston

49

DAF Trucks Ltd, Redrow Group, Furness Building Society, Princes Ltd, Veka plc

30

SLG Agency

Manchester

42

Polypipe, Nuffield Health, SIG, Tempur Sealy, Kohler Rada

31

Delineo

Manchester

39

The Co-op, Cantifix, Camps Solicitors, Admiral Taverns, Numero

32

Parker Design

Northwich

31

AstraZeneca, Thomson Reuters, United Utilities, Sage, Exodus Travels Limited

33

Savvy

Leeds

80

Adidas, Britvic, TalkTalk, Morrison’s, Kerry Foods

34

Uber

Sheffield

25

tombola, The Perfume Shop, Lending Stream, BAFTA, PerfectHome

35

MC2

Manchester

37

Deloitte, NCC Group, Mondelez International, Bright Futures, Krispy Kreme

36

Creative Marketing Services

Leeds

19

Adjustamatic. Braid, NHS, Network Rail, Arcadia

37

Cirrus

Wilmslow

43

Booths, GMG, Redrow, Monarch, dwf

38

Photolink

Manchester

75

Argos, Shop Direct, John Lewis, M&S and Tesco

39

Drummond Central

Newcastle

33

bet365, Tor Coatings, MoneyGuru, AtomBe Modern

40

Turn Key

Leeds

43

Depuy, Stelrad, Zorflex, Johnstones Paints

41

Dinosaur

Manchester

23

WorldPay, Drontal, Co-op Bank, TfGM

42

Heckford Advertising

Preston

45

Cruden, Wainhomes, Haven Funeral Services, Tomy, Galliford Try

43

Motionlab

Preston

38

Furness College, Johnson Cleaners, Solidor, LiveLotto, FIT Show

44

driven

Wilmslow

25

Provident Financial Group, webuyanycar.com, Blue Diamond Almond Growers, Go Outdoors, Dr Wolff

45

Bluestorm

Hull

26

Hollands Pies, Hull College, Blackburn College, South Yorkshire Police

46

Clear Marketing

Manchester

25

Brabners, K3 Retail, Lookers PLC, University of Salford

47

USP Creative

Liverpool

24

Unilever, Curtins, Philips, CBRE, Peel

 

48

Oakbase

Wilmslow

26

TJ Hughes, Bunzl Group, Meyer, Wincanton, Fox’s

 

49

Think as One

Manchester

38

United Utilities, Hoover, Euler Hermes, Knauf Insulation, Alstom

 

50

CBJWT

Manchester

42

John West, Soreen, OnTheBeach, Magnet, Siemens