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Considering a sports agency as the Rugby World Cup kicks off? Here are 20

By June Archbold, Product Manager

September 8, 2023 | 5 min read

The Rugby World Cup is set to begin across the channel, so we’ve compiled a list of the best sports agencies in the UK, according to clients.

Photograph of a rugby stadium from behind the goal posts

The World Cup kicks off tonight in France / Unsplash

This week, the Rugby World Cup starts in France. Though you might not be eyeing up England’s chances, it is a chance to review the marketing tie-in efforts created by brands and their agency partners.

And it’s a chance to review your own. So, with that in mind, we scoured The Drum Recommends database for the 20 highest-rated agencies, under 30 staff, with experience in the sport sector, according to their own clients.

The Drum Recommends is a free service designed by The Drum to help marketers find relevant, trusted agencies. Recommendations are based on reviews from their clients.

Every year, The Drum Recommends receives thousands of ratings from advertisers. Marketers complete a survey that scores their agency’s performance, the quality and range of their services, as well as price. Agencies must receive at least three client ratings to become recommended for a service.

Below, you’ll find the names, headcount and office locations of the 20 top-scoring agencies, as rated by their clients.

Agency Number of staff Location(s)
Anorak 10 Milton Keynes
Burst Digital 11 London, New York, San Francisco
Candidsky 18 Manchester
evensix 12 Oxford
FDG Creative Ltd 8 Dorking
Fluro Ltd 22 Marlow
Harrison Carloss 13 London, Manchester, Stoke On Trent
Hydra Creative 20 London, Sheffield
Launch Online 27 Bristol, Exeter
mark-making* 16 Chipping norton
MCH London 9 London
No Brainer 17 Warrington
REBEL 18 London
Reech 25 Shrewsbury
SO Marketing 12 London, Stoke On Trent
Storm 20 Southend-On-Sea
Strafe Creative 15 London, Nottingham
Threerooms 10 Nottingham
Vivid Creative Ltd 16 Sheffield
WMP Creative 22 Oxford

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