With over 10 years’ digital experience, it’s safe to say that Branded3 has come a long way. From humble beginnings back in 2003, to becoming the UK’s trusted authority on search, it’s been some ride. Take a look back through our journey below and discover some of our key turning points and proudest moments:
CEO Vin Chinnaraja launches Branded3 with a vision of creating a leading digital agency.
A change of scene
Vin and his growing team moved to the Round Foundry in Leeds, a hub of creative, digital and media businesses.
Patrick Altoft creates Blogstorm, destined to quickly become one the world’s most respected online marketing blogs.
We win MyReminders
We won a massive project with our client Interflora to build them a bespoke CRM system called MyReminders which stores a customer’s important dates and reminds them when it’s approaching; a CRM they still use today.
A move to the country
Branded3 moves from the city centre to beautiful, rural Aberford; setting up the office in a converted school house, complete with a tennis court!
Patrick joins Branded3
Leading SEO expert Patrick Altoft joins Branded3 as a Director to open up the Search division of the agency.
Dialaphone win (Phones4U)
A pivotal win at the time – Branded3 secured Dialaphone (acquired by Phones4U) for SEO, based on the agency’s growing reputation
Branded3 releases an innovative Twitter petitioning tool – Twitition – which would go on to be used by charities, politicians and not forgetting the likes of Lady Gaga, One Direction and Jamie Oliver.
Tim joins Branded3
Experienced SEO Strategist, Tim Grice, joined Branded3 to strengthen the agency’s Search offering.
A Golden Twit win
Celebrating the best people and organisations on Twitter; we were thrilled when the GoldenTwits handed us an award for Best Application for Twitition.
Branded3 wins MoneySupermarket
Based on the astonishing results Branded3 was able to deliver for MoneySupermarket.com on their biggest vertical, we were appointed without a pitch to this massive account.
Google releases Panda
In a momentous move, Google released the Panda update which would change the game of SEO forever; content was again King.
Two Digital Impact Award Wins
Branded3 scoops DADIs
Google releases Penguin
In a move which heralded the end of an era for link spam, Google released the Penguin update to its algorithm; massively transforming the focus of SEO strategies.
We win Ladbrokes
Branded3 wins the SEO account for the leading global gaming and betting company, Ladbrokes; becoming the agency’s biggest account at the time.
London base opens
David joins Branded3
Our team hits 50
60 team members
Soho London office move
UK Search Award Win – Best Use of Content Marketing
Tim appointed as CEO
Tim Grice is promoted from Director of Search to become CEO of Branded3. As a recognised thought leader in the search marketing industry, Tim has been instrumental in the growth of Branded3’s search offering for the past five years.