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Top 20 small agencies for strategic thinking in London

By June Archbold, Product Manager

May 5, 2023 | 6 min read

This week, we turn our attention to the best shops in the capital for strategic thinking, according to marketing clients.

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Following news that creative agency behemoth McCann Worldgroup is evolving the way it brings together strategy, media and creative expertise, we looked at which small London agencies were endorsed by their harshest critics – their clients – for their own strategic work.

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Below, you’ll find the names, headcount and office locations of 20 agencies offering branding design services, each with less than 40 employees.

Agency Number of staff Location(s)
Agency Inc 20 London
Burst Digital 11 London, New York, San Francisco
Curated Digital 21 London
December 19 Ltd 24 London
Distinction 23 London, Nottingham
Enigma Interactive 35 London, Newcastle Upon Tyne
GottaBe! 10 Dublin, London, Southampton
Harrison Carloss 13 London, Manchester, Stoke On Trent
Itineris 33 Ipswich, London
Launch Online 25 Bristol, Exeter, London
NERDS Collective 16 London
Pemberton & Whitefoord LLP 10 London
Polaris 8 London, Maidstone
Propel Digital 10 London
Purpose Media 35 Derby, London
SO Marketing 17 London, Stoke On Trent
Tickety Boo Creative 6 London
Velo Marketing 30 London
WHP Creative 6 London, Milton Keynes
Woven 20 Leeds, London

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