Imagination leads The Drum Design 100 list for 2012
Imagination has been named top design agency in The Drum Design 100, which is published today.
The independent creative agency brought in almost £50m in fee income in 2011. Also making the top ten are Start JudgeGill, Fortune Cookie, Reading Room, Checkland Kindleysides, Rufus Leonard, The Team, Seymourpowell, Emperor Design and 1HQ.
Compiled from a survey of the most prominent agencies operating in design in the UK, from graphic design studios to digital agencies and integrated shops, the list ranks agencies on their UK fee income from design activities for the 2011 calendar year.
Trends from the review include a sway towards digital influence in the design industry, and a lack of willingness from the majority of companies to be categorised in one specialism alone.
Illustrated with creative work from featured companies throughout, the publication also includes a Ones to Watch feature, naming a selection of agencies as key players for 2012, as well as an interview with Deborah Dawton, chief executive at Design Business Association.
The list of all 100 companies, complete with rankings, locations, details of fee income and regional breakdown can be viewed here.
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Fortune Cookie is a world class full service digital agency delivering world class results for the world's leading companies.Find out more
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Rufus Leonard is an independent agency who builds category-defining service brands through design & technology. We act as the catalyst for service brands with the desire to be foremost, standard-setting, and first choice. Our services help brands define their unique promise then – crucially – deliver it across how they think, look and speak, how they interact with customers, how they harness innovations, and how they rally their people. We’ve been helping service brands retain, regain or define their categories for over 30 years, including British Gas, BBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Pinsent Masons, British Red Cross, The Gym Group, The Student Hotel, and London Business School.Find out more
The Team is a creative branding and communications agency. We deliver brand strategy, standout marketing campaigns and internal communications, that result in customer and employee engagement.
We believe that good design is good for business results. We are one of the UK’s most effective design agencies. Consistently ranked in the Design Week Top 100 Agencies and number 10 for Brand.
Working together enables us to play to our strengths; defining brand purpose and creatively bringing it to life – inside and out!
Seymourpowell is a world leading Design & Innovation agency. Our track record of imagining and then creating world-first innovation solutions stretches over 30 years, from the first cordless kettle and pocket mobile phone, to 21st Century solutions in sustainable transportation, e-payment and water filtration.
We don’t stop at just finding solutions to problems, we aim to create delight and emotional engagement in the user, so your brand’s ethos builds every time your product or service is used. We fundamentally believe that design and innovation is about making life better for people, whilst making it better for business and the environment in which we live.
Emperor is here to turn ambition into success through the power of clear, confident and consistent communications. We're specialists in reporting, brand, employee experience and sustainability; and experts in getting the most from integrated media and channels. Through this knowledge, we enable you to enrich relationships, build understanding, shape behaviour and deliver better business.Find out more
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