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Award: Top 50 Digital Agency.

Valerie Lalonde

3rd April 2019

Dept is the leading digital agency in Manchester, according to the 2019 list of Top Digital Agencies published by Prolific North; this an impressive achievement for the UK headquarters growing the Dept brand out of the northern city thriving in digital, technology and innovation.

Dept placed 5th overall in the Prolific North Top 50 list, which considers all agencies across the North of England specialising in digital services ranging from digital marketing to web and mobile development, eCommerce, technology, and creative services. Dept climbed 10 positions from last year’s rankings and this increase is partly due to e3creative joining Dept. In the 2018 rankings, e3creative was named the fastest-growing agency in the North of England, jumping 19 positions to reach number 27 on the list.

Jake Welsh, Managing Director of e3creative (Part of Dept), said: “ Dept is an agency to watch not only in the North of England but also globally. We’re accelerating our growth, alongside our clients, collaborating with some of the most recognisable brands, producing platforms and campaigns that reimage the way people interact with digital.”

Dept is on a pursuit to become the world’s leading integrated digital agency and being recognised as a local leader, in each of the countries Dept operates in, brings us closer to achieving that goal.”

The Prolific North rankings are research-led and based on financials, headcount, growth, client roster and agency output. The popular industry news outlet partners with Mustard Research to source the agency details and then confirm the data through a third-party financial reporting company and cross-references documents on Companies House, ensuring the rankings are completely independent and judged solely on performance, through a thorough process. In addition to the rankings, the research found 74% of the agencies in the Top 50 list are independently-owned (up 14% from last year).

The 7th annual Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies ranking was revealed at a dinner celebration at Cloud 23 in a room overlooking the Manchester skyline.