Digital agency Essence ( has been crowned Media Agency of the Year at the 2010 new media age (NMA) Effectiveness Awards. Alongside this accolade, Essence was also the winner in the Business-to-Business category for its development of the Google Exports Adviser.

The NMA Effectiveness Awards night is one of the most prestigious events in the digital media industry calendar. Held every year at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the awards recognise and celebrate the most effective work in the industry over the past year.

Media Agency of the Year was awarded to Essence for its financial performance, business wins and the success of key campaigns and projects it carried out for clients during the eligibility period. Specifically recognised for its work on campaigns for Google, Betfair, Expedia and eBay, Essence’s win reflects its recent growth and impressive client portfolio, which continues to expand.

The Business to Business category recognises business-facing projects that make the bulk of their revenue from transactions, are primarily intended as marketing vehicles, or form part of a company’s communications with its stakeholders. Essence’s winning development of the Google Exports Adviser ( was part of a collaboration between Google and government agency UK Trade and Investment. Designed and built by Essence to help UK businesses export their products, the widget also scooped the Revolution Special Award for Innovation earlier this year.

Matt Isaacs, founding partner, comments: “We are thrilled to have been recognised again for our innovative work over the course of the past year. It is particularly satisfying in the context of awards which focus on performance as well as creativity. It is a fantastic achievement to win an award for some of our Creative and Design & Build work and at the same time be recognised as Media Agency of the Year.”

Dated 25/06/2010


About Essence:
Essence is an award winning digital agency based in London and delivering work for clients across Europe and beyond. With clients such as Google, Expedia and eBay, Essence delivers media, creative and technical solutions to leaders in the digital space. Essence was ranked 16th overall and 6th largest independent in the NMA top 100 2009 and in the same year was announced as Econsultancy’s Most Innovative Digital Agency ( In April 2010 the agency won the highly coveted Revolution Special Award for Innovation and in May, Essence featured in the top 20 in Europe’s Fastest Growing Digital Media Companies at the Media Momentum Awards 2010.

For further information, please contact:
Matt Isaacs, Founding Partner
Tel: 0207 758 4215

Published on: 6:19PM on 25th June 2010