The Drum Design Census 2016 – Client Rankings

The Design Census, The Drum’s annual piece of research on the design marketing industry produced in association with the Recommended Agency Register (RAR), reviews the UK’s design agency sector, taking a measure of its health and success over the previous year and providing a benchmark for clients.

The Design Census provides the most comprehensive review of agencies supplying design services, highlighting the key players in terms of financial success and client satisfaction. The census classifies agencies by design staff size, meaning companies are ranked against only those of equivalent numbers of design staff.

Here, you can find a snapshot of the census, as we list the results of the client tables for each staff size group.

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Containing data on over 100 companies, this 154 page report provides in-depth analysis on the performance of the UK's top design agencies.

The report contains all tables and Design Census analysis, including:

  • Client satisfaction tables
  • Financial performance rankings and data
  • Group and regional analysis

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