Managing Director at SED
30 March 2011 17:39pm
Think it's fair to say that Ashley has identified the usual suspects and got it pretty right. I also agree with Ching-Har Wong about the loads of cowboys out there.
SED are hoping to climb the usual suspects list over the next year and become a well known respected agency. Just like social media, nothing happens overnight if done properly.
CEO at Econsultancy
30 March 2011 17:51pm
@Ben - good to hear from you. Not come across you guys before but looks interesting. Couldn't agree more about building credibility / trust / authority etc. over time. Whilst digital speeds things up in so many ways it still takes a while to establish a good reputation and respected brand. (and, actually, lots of parallels with the world of SEO now too where there are really no more 'quick/easy' routes to the top IMHO).
MD at FreshNetworks
30 March 2011 20:38pm
Thanks for the mention.
I think that's a great list. We had a few others in a recent post on the best Social Media Agencies in Europe (Wolfstar, 33Digital, Nudge) http://www.freshnetworks.com/blog/2011/01/picking-a-social-media-agency-in-europ/
The question in my mind is what will this list look like in a couple of years time? We find that we're pitching more against PR, Digital and Ad agencies than we are against other social media agencies. And clearly incumbent agencies have an advantage.
Thankfully that's balanced with news this week from America that the most socially-advanced brands appear to be using specialists considerably more than they are using other agencies: via Jeremiah Owyang: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2011/03/24/data-how-the-advanced-corporations-spend-on-social-business/
Head Rabbit at Rabbit
30 March 2011 21:04pm
Thanks Ashley, appreciate the mention! We're still small and new but we'll do our best to make the more established list next year
Managing Director at 1000heads
31 March 2011 01:00am
Cheers Ashley. Thanks from @1000heads. Also head nod to Aaron. Very nice of you to say so...
Director at immediate future- social media consultancy
31 March 2011 08:49am
What a delight to see we are included. We are rather chuffed to be counted amongst such esteemed peers too.
What's interesting, in knowing my colleagues on the list is that they are companies that are driven by a passion for social media. Agencies that wont sit still, that challenge thinking and set the agenda for social media.
Proud to be included. Thank you
Director at Velocity
31 March 2011 09:01am
I can second the nomination for Content & Motion -- top drawer.
We Are Social has done some terrific work.
And I've always like the Nixon McInnes fresh voice.
I'll keep an eye out for the others.
Thanks for the list.
MD at Yomego
31 March 2011 14:21pm
Thanks for the mention and good to see we're on the radar given we're still relatively small (although we're currently expanding our London operation.)
We try hard to wave the 'specialists know best' banner, especially when something evolves as quickly as social.
Managing Director at Nixon McInnes Limited
31 March 2011 16:19pm
Basically, everything that Katy said!
Happy to be part of such a brilliant and growing community, and excited about how we can all keep inventing a better industry future.
Thanks Ashley, your vote carries extra weight :)
From the @nixonmcinnes team.
Chief Executive at agency:2 The Social Media Agency
31 March 2011 17:52pm
Without repeating Katy and Wills comments (no royal pun intended), happy to be part of the thriving social media agency community.
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