Winning 4 Awards At The European Agency Awards 2022


We’re over the moon to have won not one or two, but four incredible awards at this year’s European Agency Awards!


01. The Shortlist

Despite the awards taking place virtually, the Absolute Digital Media team celebrated together (of course) via video call.

Our amazing wins include:


  • Best SEO Campaign with heating specialists Stelrad
  • Independent Agency Of The Year
  • Best Agency Culture


We’re also thrilled to reveal that Marketing Manager, Jasmine McKenzie, who has been a core part of the agency’s development over the last 5 years since she joined, won Rising Agency Star.

Ben Austin, Founder and CEO of the agency, commented:

“Though we’ve been in this industry for 15 incredible years now, there’s still no feeling like winning an award. These awards don’t just showcase the amazing results we earn for our clients, but the unbeatable teamwork that goes into making the agency as phenomenal as it is.

Our latest wins really do prove that we have an amazing culture, that we understand how to earn award-winning results for our clients and that you don’t need to be a part of a big corporation to be the best. We are and always will be independent. Huge, huge congratulations to the whole team and all of this year’s winners and nominees! You’re all stars.”



02. A Hot Partnership

We’ve been working with the team at Stelrad for a few years now, helping them progress their business to new heights through a combination of SEO, digital PR and PPC. Despite the difficulty faced over the last 12 months due to the aftermath of the pandemic, we’ve continued to deliver above and beyond expertactions in all 3 areas of the campaign.

Through speeding up the progression of the activity we were carrying out across all channels, we were able to spend more time on the activities we knew may take longer to complete and to implement across all parties. That way, we were also able make a good impression and really capitalise on sales as the pace of the campaign began to pick up.

  • 52% increase in visibility for non-branded search queries in SERPs
  •  74% increase in organic visibility on SERPs
  • 54% increase in top 3 positions in SERPs
  • 214 links are over DR40

Read the full case study here.

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03. Culture Focused

Over the last few years in particular we’ve been digging deep into the agency’s culture, finding new ways to provide greater support to our workforce both in and outside of the workplace. After carrying out several anonymous polls and surveys amongst the team, we believe that our perk and initiative offering is one of the best in the industry, driving our workforce forward in terms of personal and professional development.

We also recognise that a strong work culture is much more than gifts and free days out attending events and conferences which is why in December 2021 we took it up a notch and took everyone in the company to Amsterdam which inspired us to go a step further again by taking everyone to New York City! 

In addition to the all expenses paid for trips the team have had the opportunity to enjoy over the last 12 months, we’ve introduced further practical perks to support their everyday lives, including: 

  • Access to private medical care provided by us
  • The option to take a ‘wellness day’ when a re-charge is needed
  • The opportunity to speak at industry-leading events and required support
  • A weekly exercise class that takes place over Zoom
  • Top of the range equipment to work from
  • All the tools and software a marketer could dream of
  • A book initiative that involves us sending our staff any marketing-related book of choice


04. Forever Independent

We’re incredibly proud to be a fully independent digital marketing agency. We always have been, and always will be. Even since the agency’s inception in 2008, we haven’t relied on any form of outside investment. The business was built completely from scratch, stemming from a childhood dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Just like we’ve never relied on any form of investment, we don’t plan on doing so in the future, maintaining our admirable independent agency status. 

Read more about the agency’s journey from Founder and CEO, Ben Austin, here.



05. Agency Star

Finally, we are so proud of our Marketing Manager, Jasmine, for winning Rising Agency Star! No actual shortlist was announced for the award this year, meaning that we had no idea whether she had been put forward into the mix. Jasmine has been an integral part of the A-Team for the last 5 years, continually proving herself and rising her way up to Marketing Manager having joined the agency as a Copywriter in 2017. We’re incredibly proud of all her achievements and how she’s supported the agency’s revenue growth – we can’t wait to see what comes next!

For more information or to discuss your own digital marketing requirements, call one of our expert team today on 0800 088 6000.

Jasmine McKenzie
Marketing Manager

Jasmine has been a member of Absolute Digital Media’s team for almost five years now, having started her journey at the agency as a Digital Copywriter and progressing onto become read more.

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