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:

Branded3 launched

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.

Blogstorm Launched

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
We scooped two prestigious Digital Impact Awards; one for the development of Twitition and the other for Best Intranet for the International Delivery Directory we delivered for Interflora.
Award Nominations
Branded3 was nominated for a huge eight prestigious UK Search Awards, including a nomination for Best Agency. This further consolidated the agency’s standing in the industry.
Branded3 scoops DADIs
Branded3 scooped a massive three awards at The Drum’s DADI awards, as well as the prestigious Grand Prix award for Twitition. It was a night that established Branded3 as one of the biggest digital agencies in the north.
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.

Branded3 moves
Due to the agency’s huge growth, we moved to a much bigger office on Thorpe Park, boasting a massive 12 conference rooms and a state-of-art kitchen and office.
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.

Blogstorm merged
After five years of incredible popularity, Blogstorm was merged with Branded3 – bringing the separate blogs into one domain and allowing us to collectively share our opinions about SEO & digital.
London base opens
In direct correlation to our growing global client base, we opened up a London base to increase the accessibility to our clients.
David joins Branded3
Experienced and well-known digital marketing consultant, David Crawford, joined Branded3 as Managing Director to help grow the creative & development arm of the agency.
Our team hits 50
Doubling in size in the space of just a year, Branded3 hit 50 team members; reflecting the massive growth in our client base and reputation.
Branded 3
In a momentous move for the agency, Branded3 was acquired by the St Ives Group Plc, fuelling the agency’s growth plans and opening up exciting opportunities
60 team members
Branded3 reached a huge 60 team members, a boost directly in-line with the continued growth of new clients and new, exciting projects.
Soho London office move
Almost 18 months after setting up our London base, we already need a bigger space. With a growing team and increasing London-based pitches, we’ve moved to a much larger office in swanky Soho, and it comes complete with a rooftop bar…not bad, eh?
UK Search Award Win – Best Use of Content Marketing
Our work with Virgin Holidays Cruises not only earned us a prestigious Gold award at the UK Search Awards 2014, but it significantly enhanced the site’s ability to convert previously unexplored and valuable users.
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.