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Revealed: the most effective indie agency businesses with fewer than 50 staff


By Sam Bradley | Senior Reporter

June 9, 2022 | 3 min read

We reveal the top five indie agencies with 26-50 staff from this year’s Independent Agency Census.

The Drum’s Independent Agency Census has returned, revealing vital data on how Britain’s indie agency scene has fared during the pandemic.

The UK remains a global center of excellence for the creative and marketing industry, and despite the challenges of the last two years, global brands continue to flock to work with UK agencies to drive their creative agenda. To highlight the best indie agencies in the country – and to discover the state of the sector – we’ve brought back the Independent Agency Census.

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The Drum’s Indie Agency Census reveals the best-run small agency businesses in Britain / The Drum

The census is a unique survey of independent agency businesses in Britain, collecting data on financial performance, team size and client satisfaction to provide a definitive picture of the best-run indie agencies in the country. We’ve divided the results into categories based on team size to provide a fairer comparison. Here, we reveal the top five agencies with fewer than 50 staff.

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The top 5 indie agencies in the UK with fewer than 50 staff, by financial performance

Rank Agency
1 Propellernet
2 BBD Perfect Storm
3 Anything is Possible
4 Fox Agency
5 Kaizen Search Marketing

Discover the results of the Independent Agency Census, including valuable data on the best agencies according to clients and the best-run indie media agencies, here.

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