Full service digital marketing agency Code Computerlove
www.codecomputerlove.com is celebrating a bumper start to 2008 with four major account wins and a business growth record of 70%. It is also on a major recruitment drive as it gears up for another year of predicted growth.

Set up in 1999, during its seven and a half year history the Manchester based business has enjoyed an average 25% YOY growth. But in 2007, Code set a new annual growth record of 70% (£4m up from £2.35m in 2006). The business is predicting another year of strong growth in 2008 as marketers continue to shift marketing spend away from traditional marketing methods into the digital arena.

Contributing to 2007's success was the creation of a new media and
online marketing department from a standing start to billings of more
than £1m - making them only one of the true full service digital
agencies in Manchester.

It also won 14 brilliant new clients including: Transpennine Express
(First Group), moodboard - a new venture from Mike Watson Images,
Booths, North West Fine Food, Neville Johnson, Morris Homes, VML,
Travelbeam, Key Retirement Solutions, and Canterbury NZ. But not only that, Code has also maintained fantastic digital partnerships with its long-term blue chip clients boasting a retention level of 93%

To kick start 2008, Code has added Crown paints, PZ Cussons, Epson and HBOS owned contract hire specialists Lex to its already impressive client list that includes HMV, Waterstone's, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Premier Foods, NUS and Hillary's. And the team is hinting at even more new business wins to come.

The business is owned and run by the three founders Tony Foggett,
managing director, Wini Tse, creative director, and Louis Georgiou; and fourth board member Andrew Davenport, client services director, spearheading the company's impressive new business growth. In 2007 the business handled more than 250 inbound enquiries from marketing management wanting a taste of Computerlove success.

The 46 strong Code team, based in bespoke offices on Jutland Street in the city centre, offers a mix of website design and build, and online
media and marketing services. And with an enviable commitment to
training and development - branded The Institute of Computerlove, it's no wonder the cream of the digital crop are queuing up to join the
agency. As a member of the IPA, all Code employees benefit from CPD programme training as well as tutoring from the Manchester Business School and E-consultancy.

With a string of awards behind them, Code is fast being recognised as one of the top digital agencies in the UK - and certainly THE number one agency outside of London. In 2007 alone it scooped Marketing Services Agency of the Year - outside London (The Drum), was awarded four Digital Agency of the Year titles in industry award schemes, and also collected gongs for its work with HMV, Bisto, moodboard and Hillary's.

Already in 2008 it has been named Digital Agency of the Year once again by The Drum and was voted first for ROI across the UK - in Revolution magazine's annual survey of client businesses coming in eighth position for best digital agency in the UK - according to the people who know - the clients.

As Code grows and becomes a key national player, it's not losing sights of its homeland and continues to fly the flag for the digital industry in Manchester working with the MMU, Manchester Digital and e-consultancy to raise the digital profile of the region.

And as for 2008. Andrew Davenport, client services director, said: "We're aiming to keep doing what we do best - concentrate on our full service offering and help marketers to capitalise on the continued
inexorable rise of consumer's passion for online. Whether our clients
need to get the fundamental things right - making sure usability and the user experience is the best in the their sector - or whether they want to be the first to try a new digital marketing technique - we see that 2008 will be the year that digital lies at the heart of brands'
marketing strategies."

Code is looking to expand its team in 2008 and is currently recruiting
for a new Creative Director to bolster the current team headed by board director Wini Tse; designers, developers/programmers and account handlers.

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To speak to the Code Computerlove board or to progress a more in depth company profile on one of the North's fastest growing agencies, please call Kirsty Hunt on 07816 876091 or email
Kirsty.hunt@codecomputerlove.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 11th February 2008