Turnover of UK search agencies

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  • May 11, 2010
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

NMA has recently released their annual Marketing Services Guide detailing the turnover and staff levels of 36 UK search agencies and it makes very interesting reading. The guide doesn’t split natural search revenue from PPC revenue in the main table but if you click on the company name the split is listed in the profile page.

What I find interesting is looking at the number of staff some agencies have in comparison to turnover, useful for figuring out how important search is to their revenue stream. It’s also interesting that a lot of “big” agencies that appear to specialise in natural and paid search don’t really make much money from it.

The list isn’t particularly comprehensive, I can think of quite a few that would make the top 20 on here.

Agency Income from this specialism Year to Previous year UK
staff
Founded
in UK
Owner
1 Bigmouthmedia £12,628,070 06/09 £13,402,989 105 1997 LBi
2 iCrossing £7,368,977 12/08   100 1997 independent
3 Greenlight £6,633,939 08/09 £5,287,053 98 2001 independent
4 Forward3D £5,539,607 07/09   55 2004 independent
5 Latitude £4,986,430 12/09 £10,426,941 93 2001 independent
6 Jellyfish £4,808,747 12/09 £4,100,000 61 1999 independent
7 Unique Digital £3,690,000 12/09   35 1999 Syzygy
8 Stickyeyes £2,861,759 12/09 £2,353,836 55 1998 independent
9 Tamar £2,488,272 12/08   31 1995 independent
10 Steak £2,375,190 02/10 £2,846,020 72 2005 independent
11 Propellernet £2,268,210 09/09 £1,381,980 20 2003 independent
12 Golley Slater Group £2,108,048 03/09   255 2003 independent
13 Epiphany Solutions £1,909,836 01/09 £1,439,797 37 2005 independent
14 Agenda21 £1,697,466 12/09 £1,174,068 28 2005 independent
15 Equi-Media £1,690,083 01/09 £1,911,021 50 1999 independent
16 I Spy Marketing £1,537,388 12/09   35 2005 independent
17 Summit Media £1,484,902 01/09 £1,208,160 68 2000 independent
18 VCCP Search £1,163,462 12/09 £957,200 14 2007 Chime Communications
19 Harvest Digital £1,153,479 07/09 £1,094,422 33 2001 independent
20 SiteVisibility £1,140,000 12/09 £1,055,245 18 2002 independent
21 Positive Digital £958,888 12/09   19 0000 independent
22 Guava £953,209 06/09 £1,685,136 46 1998 independent
23 Sitelynx £866,627 11/08   18 1996 independent
24 DBD Media £779,522 03/09 £512,364 12 2000 independent
25 Further Search Marketing £758,520 12/09   18 2006 independent
26 Coast Digital £745,680 04/09   27 2002 independent
27 Leapfrogg Digital Marketing £606,358 12/09   13 2003 independent
28 Lakestar Media £598,393 12/09   27 2007 independent
29 Euston Digital £489,539 09/09 £513,836 9 2000 independent
30 Artemis8 £482,000 03/09   20 2004 Big Ideas Group, Sirius B
31 Tug £461,636 07/09   12 2006 independent
32 SEOptimise £308,848 12/09   7 2007 independent
33 Strange £221,722 03/09 £336,372 22 1999 independent
34 Vivid Lime £209,690 04/09 £328,590 25 2000 independent
35 Web Marketing Group £182,000 06/09   63 2000 independent
36 iVantage £30,139 03/09   8 2002 independent

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