Digital agency Essence (www.essence.co.uk) has been appointed by Moonfruit (www.moonfruit.com) the DIY website building software company, to handle its digital media planning across all channels. The agency has also succeeded in winning the creative brief to execute the brand’s digital advertising.

The appointment follows Moonfruit’s recent $2.25m funding from Stephens to support its plans to dramatically expand its operations and push into new international markets.

Effective from the end of September, the initial brief will see Essence take responsibility for creating the marketing strategy in both the UK and US, which could extend to other markets in the near future.

Essence will create a dynamic digital media plan and advertising campaign to target Moonfruit’s diverse client base. Typical users of its services include small businesses, families, communities, designers, freelancers and any individual who wants to express themselves via a website. To address this, the campaign will combine display, pay-per-click search, Facebook advertising and other biddable media and social media, in order to maximise reach and effectiveness.

Wendy Tan White, CMO, Moonfruit adds: “Essence’s technological expertise and ability to deliver cutting edge digital campaigns across multiple channels made our choice easy. As an innovative digital company we feel we know what it takes to deliver great digital experiences and performance. Essence felt like a natural choice for us and we are excited to be working with them on the next stage of our evolution.”

Dated 09/11/2010

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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. In 2009, the agency was announced as eConsultancy’s Most Innovative Digital Agency (http://www.essence.co.uk/news/p/item/essence-awarded-most-innovative-digital-agency) and in 2010 it was crowned Media Agency of the Year at the NMA Effectiveness Awards (http://www.essence.co.uk/news/p/item/essence-crowned-nmas-media-agency-of-the-year). The agency won the highly coveted Revolution Special Award for Innovation in April 2010 and in May, Essence featured in the top 20 in Europe’s Fastest Growing Larger Digital Media Companies at the Media Momentum Awards 2010. Most recently, the digital agency reached position 63 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 (http://www.essence.co.uk/news/p/item/essence-makes-tech-track-top-100).

Published on: 3:19PM on 9th November 2010