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Top 20 medium size creative retail agencies

By June Archbold | Product Manager

September 22, 2023 | 5 min read

As summer ends, the industry’s thoughts have turned to the ‘C'-word (Christmas). Here are the most creative retail agencies from The Drum Recommends database.

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Retailers are gearing up to battle for Christmas budgets, and their success this festive season will rely on a well-executed creative, digital and in-store strategy.

With that in mind, we scoured The Drum Recommends database for the mid-size agencies (40 to 100 staff) that specialize in retail and collated the top 20 scoring for creativity 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-rated mid-size agencies for Creativity & Innovation, as rated by their clients, who work in the retail sector.

Agency Number of staff Location(s)
1HQ 70 Amsterdam, New York, Singapore, Windsor
AMS Media Group 41 London
Anything is Possible 42 Brighton, London
Ardmore Advertising 58 Belfast
Builtvisible 50 London
Cantarus 60 London, Manchester
Engage 56 Leeds
Enjoy Digital 60 Leeds
Evoluted 40 Sheffield
Fluid Ideas 50 Derby
LAB Group 55 London
Liberty Marketing 45 Cardiff
Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd 58 Cardiff
Push 70 Athens, Dubai, London
Rawnet Ltd 45 Berkshire
Reboot Online 75 London
Shoot the Moon 80 Manchester
StrategiQ 54 Ipswich, Leamington, London
The Maverick Group 100 London
The MTM Agency 75 Southampton

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