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Clients reveal the 17 best agencies in Manchester


By Cat Hartland | Head of The Drum Recommends

May 6, 2022 | 5 min read

We take a look at which Mancunian agencies come with the best recommendations from their clients.

Manchester tram in the street

Which Mancunian agencies come recommended by clients? / Unsplash

The Drum Recommends is a free service designed by The Drum to help marketers find relevant, trusted agencies. Recommendations are based on reviews by the people best placed to judge their expertise – their clients.

Every year, The Drum Recommends receives thousands of ratings from marketing clients. Marketers complete a survey that scores their agency’s performance, the quality and range of their services and price. In order to become recommended for a service, agencies must receive a minimum of three client ratings.

This week, we’ve delved through our data to find the best agencies in mighty Manchester. The home of New Order, The Guardian and Marcus Rashford hosts a significant agency scene featuring network nodes and indie shops alike.

The table below shows each agency, alongside their staff headcount and the service they’ve been endorsed the most times for by their clients.

Agency Staff head count Recommended services
APS Group 900 Digital animation
BGN 10 Branding design
Brazil Street 8 Media buying and planning
Cantarus 52 Web design
CTI Digital 150 Web development
Delineo 35 Campaign planning
Digital Media Team 28 Social advertising
Edison Media 9 Media buying and planning
For The Curious 8 Social media strategy
Harrison Carloss 11 Web design
Shoot the Moon 80 Branding design
Space & Time 122 Online media buying
Stein IAS 100 B2B brand strategy
The Fresh Group 78 Event production
The PHA Group 113 Paid search and PPC
Think Design Manchester 11 Web design
Zeal Creative 45 Retail marketing

Would you recommend your agency partner to another marketer? Tell us all about your experience by rating their services. And if you work for an agency that you think deserves to be recommended, all you need to do is register with The Drum for free. Your ratings will also count toward The Drum Awards Agency Of The Year categories.

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