We’re delighted with our first place ranking in The Drum’s Independent Agencies Census financial category (26-50 staff), climbing to the top spot from 18th place last year. The category compares agencies across six criteria: the census ranks agencies across turnover, turnover growth, turnover percentage growth, turnover per head, gross profit and gross profit growth.

The research, conducted in partnership with the RAR and sponsored by Graph, spotlights the continuing success independent agencies are achieving in the marketing sector, which is dominated by large networks.

Of the 254 agencies analysed, The Drum reports that 83% showed positive turnover growth in the last financial year. So we’re extremely proud to be acknowledged as the top independent advertising agency leading the category.

Alongside hearing the great news, we were also delighted to see our lovely office space feature on the front cover of the report.

Fold7 rank number 1 in the The Drum Indie Census

We even enjoyed a bit of banter with The Drum team, who challenged Fold7 to mount the certificate with staff members photographed next to it, to make our ranking ‘official.’

Fold7 rank 1st in The Drum's Indie Agencies Census

Never one to turn down a challenge, the Fold7 squad responded. We think it’s safe to say it’s official now.

Fold7 rank 1st in The Drum's Indie Agencies Census

You can read more on the report in The Drum here.