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The Drum Recommends is a platform designed to help brands find their next agency partner, as well as supporting agencies by closing the feedback loop with their clients. Brands rate the services they receive, and agencies with enough good ratings achieve recommended status.

Each year, The Drum collates these ratings to identify the teams and agencies that consistently produce the best work and go the extra mile for their clients. The top-rated agencies are recognised at The Drum Recommends Marketing and Advertising Awards.

Thanks to this rating process, these awards are unique in the industry: there are no reports to compose or forms to fill out. Winners are determined only by the high scores given by their clients.

This year’s winners will be revealed at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 12 May, at 4 pm BST. You can register here to attend and join us in celebrating the best of 2021’s recommended agencies.

If your agency is not yet a member of The Drum Recommends but deserves to become officially recommended by The Drum, you can sign up here.

Here is the full list of nominees for 2021.

Service categories

Advertising

Under 40

  • Bind Media

  • Brazil Street

  • MCH London

  • We Are 778

40 – 99

  • AMS Media Group

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • The Corner

  • Torpedo

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • Golley Slater Group

  • Parkhouse

  • Space & Time

  • The Big Group

 

B2B Marketing

Under 40

  • mark-making*

  • Storm

  • The Loft

  • Think Design Manchester

  • Threerooms Limited

  • Velo Marketing

40 – 99

  • Hallam

  • McCann Enterprise

  • Really B2B

  • The Corner

  • Torpedo

100+

  • Gravity Global

  • Rufus Leonard

  • Space & Time

 

Brand Strategy

Under 40

  • Ambitious

  • mark-making*

  • MCH London

  • Storm

  • Threerooms Limited

  • Woven

40 – 99

  • Matter Of Form

  • McCann Enterprise

  • The Corner

  • Zeal Creative

100 +

  • iCrossing UK

  • Rufus Leonard

  • Stein IAS

 

Corporate Communications

Under 40

  • Be Inspired Films

  • Creative Triangle

  • Friend

  • Milestone Creative

  • SO Marketing

  • Velo Marketing

40 – 99

  • Brilliant Noise

  • The Corner

  • Torpedo

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • APS Group

  • Parkhouse

  • Rufus Leonard

  • Space & Time

 

Data

Under 40

  • Bind Media

  • Brazil Street

  • Burn

  • Daydot

  • THE CRM Agency

40 – 99

  • Found

  • RocketMill

  • The Corner

100+

  • Golley Slater Group

  • iCrossing UK

  • MMT Digital

  • Space & Time

 

Design

Under 40

  • AgencyUK

  • Deuce Studio

  • SO Marketing

  • The Loft

  • Think Design Manchester

  • Threerooms Limited

  • We Are 778

40 – 99

  • Matter Of Form

  • The Corner

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • Gravity Global

  • Parkhouse

  • Rufus Leonard

  • Space & Time

  • The Big Group

 

Direct Marketing

Under 40

  • Brazil Street

  • Burn

  • Harrison Carloss

  • Prospect Knight

  • SO Marketing

  • THE CRM Agency

40+

  • Golley Slater Group

  • Parkhouse

  • Space & Time

  • Torpedo

 

Events

Under 40

  • Be Inspired Films

  • Inkling

  • MCH London

  • McKenna Townsend

40 +

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • Shoot the Moon

  • The Big Group

  • The Fresh Group

 

Market Research

All Sizes

  • Daydot

  • Reload Digital

  • Velo Marketing

  • Vision One

 

Media Buying

Under 40

  • Anything is Possible

  • BBJ&K Ltd

  • Bind Media

  • Brazil Street

  • December 19 Ltd

  • The Media People

40 – 99

  • AMS Media Group

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • RocketMill

  • The Corner

100+

  • Adapt

  • Golley Slater Group

  • Gravity Global

  • Space & Time

 

Print

All sizes

  • 2112 Communications

  • APS Group

  • Parkhouse

  • SO Marketing

  • Space & Time

 

Promotional Marketing

Under 40

  • Crunch Digital Media

  • FX Digital

  • mark-making*

  • Milestone Creative

  • Threerooms Limited

40 – 99

  • Cogent

  • Shoot the Moon

  • The Corner

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • Golley Slater Group

  • The Big Group

  • The River Group

 

Public Relations

Under 40

  • Ambitious

  • AgencyUK

  • McKenna Townsend

  • Purpose Media

  • Swipe Right PR

  • Tailor-Made Media

  • The MTM Agency

40+

  • Impression

  • Liberty Marketing

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • Splendid Communications

 

TV/Video/Audio Production

Under 40

  • Be Inspired Films

  • Clay10 Creative Ltd

  • Fluro Ltd

  • Hydra Creative

  • Noble Graphics

  • Paradigm Creative Ltd

  • Purpose Media

40+

  • APS Group

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • The Corner

  • The Fresh Group

  • Torpedo

 

Performance Categories

Client Service

Under 40

  • Brazil Street

  • MCH London

  • Storm

  • We Are 778

  • Woven

40 – 99

  • Cogent

  • Matter of Form

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • RocketMill

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • Adapt

  • Parkhouse

  • Space & Time

  • The Big Group

 

Creativity/Innovation

Under 40

  • Burn

  • SO Marketing

  • Storm

  • We Are 778

  • Woven

40 – 99

  • Cogent

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • The Corner

  • The Fresh Group

  • Torpedo

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • Parkhouse

  • Rufus Leonard

  • The Big Group

 

Effectiveness

Under 40

  • Brazil Street

  • Burn

  • Crowd

  • SO Marketing

  • Storm

40 -99

  • AMS Media Group

  • Impression

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • RocketMill

  • The Fresh Group

100+

  • Adapt

  • Golley Slater Group

  • Space & Time

 

Service Delivery

Under 40

  • Brazil Street

  • Crowd

  • Deuce Studio

  • MCH London

  • Threerooms Limited

  • We Are 778

40 – 99

  • AMS Media Group

  • Coast Digital

  • Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd

  • RocketMill

  • The Corner

100+

  • Golley Slater Group

  • Parkhouse

  • Space & Time

  • The Big Group

 

Strategic Thinking

Under 40

  • AgencyUK

  • BURN

  • Milestone Creative

  • Storm

  • Woven

40 – 99

  • Cogent

  • The Corner

  • Torpedo

  • Zeal Creative

100+

  • Gravity Global

  • iCrossing UK

  • Rufus Leonard