11 Years Of Absolute Digital Media


From the moment SEO Positive was founded back in 2008, through two rebrands and until this very day, Absolute Digital Media has grown into an award-winning, full-service agency working with a number of brands across the globe. We’ve introduced new services, expanded to London and Europe and we’re even moving our head office to a bigger, better location in the coming weeks.

We’ve grown incredibly fast, and in celebration of our 11th birthday, we’re taking a look back at just how far we’ve come over the years.

01. June 2008 – Ben Austin Founded SEO Positive

June 11th 2008

After bringing his own website to search engine success, Ben Austin turned his talents to his very own company, SEO Positive. The company was built with the intention to provide local and national companies with expertise in search engine optimisation, in order to help them rank on page one on Google. Even back then, we were working with household names and well-known brands, utilising our SEO expertise to increase their search visibility.

02. April 4th, 2010 – We Secured Our Very First Win From TopSEOs!

April 4th 2010

Just two years after we were first incorporated, we saw our very first – but certainly not our last! – award win. This came from TopSEOs, who ranked us amongst the best performers in the search industry. TopSEOs still operate today, identifying and ranking marketing companies across the globe, and receiving this award so early on was an achievement we’re still proud of to this day.

03. May 1st, 2012 – SEO Positive Becomes Absolute Digital Media

May 1st 2012

In just four years, SEO Positive had grown exponentially, bringing in more and more clients and beginning to dabble in a variety of different digital marketing services. As our knowledge and expertise in these services grew, the time finally came for us to expand. On May 1st, SEO Positive underwent a huge rebrand, becoming Absolute Digital Media, at which point we began to offer a full range of services to an even bigger client base.

04. December 16th, 2013 - #43 In RAR’s Top 100

December 16th 2013

Our very first accolade came in the way of The Drum’s Recommended Agency Register. Their Top 100 list features some of the best agency businesses in the UK. On December 16th 2013, it was announced that we’d made the list, sitting at #43! This was an incredible achievement, and a welcome celebration of just how hard we’d worked to get to where we were just a year after our rebrand.

05. June 11th, 2014 - Best Search Agency At The RAR Digital Awards

June 11th 2014

The RAR Digital Awards are an accolade that rest solely on client retention, recommendation and ratings. Each year, The Drum take a look at client reviews of any one agency and the winners are chosen depending on how highly rated the company is. Unlike other awards, there are no nominations or entry forms to fill in, and instead, it relies solely on how your customers see you. On our 6th birthday, we walked away with the incredible Best Search Agency award!

06. March 13th, 2015 – We Were Shortlisted As The Best Small Agency At The European Search Awards

March 13th 2015

The European Search Awards are a Europe-based celebration of agencies across the entire continent. They award the best companies in SEO, PPC, content marketing and all things digital and in 2015, we received our very first nomination as a finalist at the awards! Shortlisted for Best Small Agency, we were honoured to join the prestigious line up back in 2015. We’ve received a number of nominations at these awards since, even securing four categories this year!

07. June 21st, 2016 – We Earned The Google Premier Partner Badge!

June 21st 2016

With in-house experts that are well-versed in all things Google, we earned the Google Premier Partner badge! The badge showcases our skills and knowledge in Google Ads, from spend requirements, to our ability to grow revenue for our clients. We still hold this accreditation today, continuously working to improve upon our knowledge and expertise in Google’s changing Ad-based requirements.

08. November 30th, 2017 – We Opened Our First International Office In Lithuania

November 30th 2017

Absolute Digital Media has witnessed some incredible growth, but what showcased this the most was the opening of our new office in Lithuania! Situated in Vilnius, the FinTech hub of the country, the new office gave us the opportunity to better offer our services overseas. This move came as part of our long-term strategy to expand and grow our services not just in Europe, but globally, to ensure our clients get the best service regardless of where they are.

09. September 12th, 2018 – We Take Home A Win At The UK Southern Business Awards 2018

September 12th 2018

The UK Southern Business Awards are yet another prestigious celebration of some of the best businesses in the south of the UK. We were thrilled to have secured the much sought-after Digital Marketing Agency Of The Year award for Essex towards the end of 2018 – but it certainly wasn’t the last award we’d win before the year was out!

10. November 20th, 2018 – The UK Search Awards 2018 Winner

November 20th 2018

November 2018 brought around The UK Search Awards and after being announced as finalists earlier in the year, we were ecstatic to secure the win for Best Use Of Search – Finance! The award came as a celebration of all of our hard work and our close partnership with a longstanding client, short-term loan lender, Uncle Buck!

11. January 31st, 2019 – We Rebrand Again With A Whole New Look!

January 31st 2019

January 31st of the year saw us undergo yet another rebrand! To better position ourselves as a modern, innovative and trustworthy company in the digital marketing industry, we built up a whole new brand identity, with a fresh new look including a new logo, website and social media designs. We were well and truly ready to take on 2019 in style!

12. February 7th, 2019 - We Make The List As Finalists At The UK Biddable Media Awards

February 7th 2019

The UK Biddable Media Awards are yet another event that showcase the success of leading digital marketing companies in the biddable media industry. We were initially nominated for our work with The National Childbirth Trust, the UK’s leading parenting charity supporting new, and to-be parents. We were shortlisted for Charity Campaign Of The Year thanks to our integrated strategy focused on enhancing conversions rates and cost per click.

13. February 7th, 2019 - We Make The List As Finalists At The UK Biddable Media Awards

February 7th 2019

The UK Biddable Media Awards are yet another event that showcase the success of leading digital marketing companies in the biddable media industry. We were initially nominated for our work with The National Childbirth Trust, the UK’s leading parenting charity supporting new, and to-be parents. We were shortlisted for Charity Campaign Of The Year thanks to our integrated strategy focused on enhancing conversions rates and cost per click.

14. April 4th, 2019 – The Drum Search Awards Winner!

April 4th 2019

The UK Search Awards weren’t the only success we had with Uncle Buck – in fact, April 4th saw us win another sought-after accolade as a celebration of their strategy! After being shortlisted earlier in the year, we won best use of search in the Finance and Professional Services category thanks to our proven results, success and innovation with Uncle Buck’s campaign.

15. May 24th, 2019 – We’re Finalists At The UK Digital Growth Awards!

May 24th 2019

May 24th saw the announcement that we were finalists at the UK Digital Growth Awards not just in one category, but in three. We secured nominations for PPC Campaign of the Year and Integrated Search Campaign Of The Year for our work with Hallmark Care Homes, as well as the highly sought-after SEO Agency Of The Year! The awards will be held on the 17th July, and we’re looking forward to attending the award ceremony.

16. June 7th, 2019 – We Make The Shortlist For The Prolific London Awards

June 7th 2019

On June 7th, we secured a position on yet another shortlist, this time at The Prolific London Awards. We were announced as finalists in three categories yet again, with our Uncle Buck partnership earning us Search Campaign Of The Year, as well as two of the agency-specific awards, Search Agency Of The Year and Large Digital Agency Of The Year. The winners will be announced on the 16th July, where we’ll also be attending to celebrate!


Absolute Digital Media has carved it’s place as a well-known name in the digital marketing industry, but there’s still quite some way to go. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve, to innovate and to bring better, longer-lasting results for all of our clients. From taking a proactive stance on Google’s algorithm updates, to utilising new technology and software within our strategies, we take every step we can to truly stay ahead in digital marketing.

The second half of 2019 is set to be an interesting one, and we’ll be starting it off right with our move at the end of June. With a bigger team, a strong position for our head office and a strong 11 years behind us, we’re looking forward to seeing just what the future will bring.

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

Ben Austin
Ben Austin
Founder & CEO

Having initially been inspired by the possibilities of SEO after propelling his own site to search engine success, Ben’s natural flair for digital marketing and his strong work ethic have read more.

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