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Clients reveal best small media planning and buying agencies in UK

By June Archbold | Product Manager

July 4, 2022 | 6 min read

We take a look at which British media planning and buying agencies with smaller teams come with the best recommendations from their clients.

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We reveal the 17 best media agencies with fewer than 50 staff in the UK, according to 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 taken a look at the best-rated agencies for media planning and buying with fewer than 50 employees on our register. Feedback from clients show that, for smaller companies, agencies in London and the south, the West Midlands and the north west of England came the most heavily recommendations.

The table below shows each agency, alongside their staff headcount and their location.

Agency Staff head count Location
Brazil Street 8 Manchester
Weirdo 8 London
Edison Media 9 Manchester
Bluesoup Communications 11 Barnstaple
The Village Communications 13 London
Arke 16 Brighton
BBJ&K 16 Birmingham
Bind Media 16 Bath
Kenyon Fraser 16 Liverpool
RH Advertising 16 Exeter
McKenna Townsend 18 Bournemouth
Favoured 23 London
December 19 24 London
Media Bounty 28 London
Velo Marketing 30 London
AMS Media Group 41 London
Anything is Possible 42 Brighton, London

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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