Digital ad spend is booming in the UK, spiralling to £23.5bn in 2021 according to IAB UK. That’s a 41% increase on 2020’s £16.5bn and up 50% from the £15.7bn spent before the pandemic in 2019. So, what does this massive wave of investment mean for the UK’s digital agencies?

That’s what we’ll be uncovering in the UK Digital Agencies Census, which has returned for 2022 to give you the lowdown on the state of the digital marketing nation. For the second year running, our expert research team has polled digital agencies and their clients in the most comprehensive survey of its kind into the health of the UK’s digital agency sector.

Now we can reveal which UK digital agencies are the most awarded, most admired by their peers and most proven to deliver outstanding client service. Those who excel in all of these areas are elevated to our Elite List, which represents the best digital agencies in the UK.

From search to creative to development, digital services are in demand like never before. So as investment into the UK industry scales new heights, read on to meet the agencies at the pinnacle.

Cameron Clarke – Editor

Elite List

Our Elite List represents the best digital agencies in the UK, combining scores from our Awards, Client and Peer polls.

Anything is Possible

South East

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Anything Is Possible is a media buying, strategic and creative agency based in Brighton.
Crafted

East of England

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Crafted is a full service digital agency based in Ipswich.
December19

Greater London

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December19 is a media buying and planning agency based in London.
Evoluted

Yorkshire & The Humber

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Evoluted specializes in digital design, web development and digital marketing. It's based in Sheffield.
Found Group

Greater London

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Found specializes in SEO and PPC. It's based in London.
Greenlight

Greater London

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Greenlight specializes in SEO, paid search and digital creative. The company is based in London.
Impression

East Midlands

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Impression is a digital marketing agency based between London and Nottingham specialising in SEO, CRO, paid media and digital PR.
Lab Group

Greater London

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Lab Group specializes in creative comms, search marketing, CX and creative.
MMT Digital

Greater London

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MMT Digital offers clients strategic consulting services. It's part of the MSQ network.
Orchard Media & Events Group

Wales

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Orchard is a Cardiff agency that offers clients PR, social, design and media buying services.
Propellernet

South East

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Propellernet is an SEO, PPC and digital PR agency based in Brighton.
Purple Agency

South East

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Purple Agency is a digital marketing shop specializing in the healthcare and B2B sectors.
Reading Room

Greater London

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Reading Room is a digital consultancy based in Bristol.
RocketMill

South East

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RocketMill is a creative and performance marketing agency based in Brighton.
Rufus Leonard

Greater London

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Rufus Leonard is a digital agency specializing in brand strategy and design.
Space & Time

Greater London

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Space & Time is a digital media agency with offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
StrategiQ

East of England

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StrategiQ is a digital strategy agency and advisory based in Ipswich.
Tom&Co

Greater London

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Tom&Co is a London agency specializing in e-commerce.
Velo

Greater London

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Velo is a B2B digital marketing agency based in London.