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The Drum Design 100: Numbers 59-40 revealed


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 28, 2012 | 2 min read

The Drum Design 100 ranks agencies based on their UK fee income for 2011 and includes details of average numbers of design staff in 2011. The list provides an insightful overview of the UK design industry at present, with highlights including a growing trend towards digital.

This week we’re revealing, bit by bit, the list of those who made it into the final 100, which will be published in full this Friday.

Here we can reveal numbers 59-40.


41= CSI Media

41= Cube3

43 Mobas

44 Impact Design & Marketing

45 Earnest

46 Optima Graphic Design Consultants


48 Clock


50 Wyatt International

51 The Neighbourhood


53 Creative and Brand

54 Zen Web Solutions

55 Uniform

56 Strawberry

57 Sumo

58 Turn Key

59 Thompson Brand Partners

For those who missed numbers 100-60 announced on Twitter earlier in the week, here are the results:

60 Mr B & Friends

61 AVC Media

62 Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications

63= Duttons Design

63= Hampton Associates

63= Keepthinking

66 Clock Creative

67 Manifest Communications

68 Cafecreate

69 Uncle (now Jellyfish Group)

70 Alienation Digital

71 Zeta

72= FDC Studio

72= The Brand Nursery

74 Bluestorm

75 Avian

76 Lesniak Swann

77 Sigma

78 Strawberrysoup

79= Firedog

79= Selesti

81 Milestone Design

82 Happy Giraffe

83 Carpe Diem

84 Creative Stream

85 Juno Media

85 Rooster Digital

87 Barques Design

88 Gingernut Creative

89 Leepeckgroup

90 Project

91= Front

91= Great Minds Design

91= Imano

94 Katapult

95 Cubiqdesign

96 Kingsland Linassi

97 Classic Lines Design


99 The Media Group

100 Blue Square Design

The full report will be available for subscribers to download on Friday 30 March.

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