The United Kingdom owns Europe’s largest advertising market, worth about £35 billion. And while the industry is growing, it’s also changing: Digital advertising is expected to grow at a six percent rate through 2028. Operating from the country’s capital, the following London-based creative agencies — well-versed in digital strategies — lead the way.
Top Advertising Companies in London
- Cult London
- Grey London
6 Top Advertising Companies in London to Know
Sojern is a travel marketing company that serves clients across the travel and hospitality space. Its marketing platform brings together data on travel demand and consumer intelligence to provide actionable insights that can be used across multiple channels. By leveraging hotel and airline booking data from a wide range of sources, the Sojern Traveler Ecosystem boasts a high conversion rate and effective customer targeting.
Adam&EveDDB, founded in 2008, is a multinational creative agency that offers advertising and marketing services as well as video production to big-name clientele including Google, FIFA and Facebook. The company employs more than 450 people, and is best known for its annual Christmas campaigns for John Lewis & Partners. With more than 14 ‘Agency of the Year’ awards and the top spot on D&AD’s 2023 list, it’s no surprise that the advertising firm was crowned ‘Agency of the Decade’ by Campaign.
Headquartered in London, Mother is an independent advertising agency with international offices in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Berlin. Operating since 1996, the firm, with a 2,800-person workforce, has provided design and branding services for household names like Coca Cola, IKEA and KFC. Its iconic campaigns, from quotable ‘Pimms O’Clock’ TV commercials to Orange’s ‘Gold Spot’ pre-movie cinema ads, landed Mother as Campaign’s ‘Agency of the Decade’ for the 2000s.
Cult is an independent digital creative agency that specializes in social media marketing, online talent management and trend reports. Primarily serving fashion, beauty and luxury brands like Burberry and Nike, its services include brand strategy, campaign production, talent partnerships as well as Web3 crossovers based in augmented reality and the Metaverse. With a team of 65 industry professionals, the agency has been around since 2012.
Fold7 is a creative agency that offers advertising, marketing and communications services. Founded in 1995, the company’s team of “fox-like creative thinkers” and Cannes Lions award winners create brand experiences and digital products for clients including Adidas, Capital One, Samsung, Hilton and Audible.
Grey London is part of a larger global advertising and marketing agency, headquartered in New York City, with 432 offices across 96 countries. Specializing in branding, product design, communications strategy and experience design, the company serves a wide-ranging client base, from Pringles and Pfizer to the United Nations. Of the group’s 3,200-person workforce, about 270 of its employees are based at the London location. And, in 2023, the company as whole took home 23 Cannes Lion awards, including best single-market campaign and another for innovative use of technology.