The Leeds and London based search marketing agency is establishing a new team in Sydney in October 2012 after seeing huge potential for growth in the Australia Pacific region.

According to EConsultancy and Marketing Magazine, around half of client-side marketers in Australia outsource paid search (53%) and SEO (45%).

The new agency will keep the Epiphany name and brand identity.

Epiphany founder Shane Quigley explains that the buoyant Australian SEO and PPC market represents a huge opportunity for Epiphany, “we’ve developed an agency driven by solid processes, ideas and great relationships and I’m confident that we’ll be able to develop the same reputation for delivering results and delighting clients in the Australia Pacific market”.

The agency unveiled a new brand and Operations Board in 2011, allowing founders Shane Quigley and Robin Skidmore to investigate new strategic opportunities for the company. Quigley will be moving to Sydney to set up the Epiphany group’s Australian offer and Skidmore will be announcing the launch of another wholly owned subsidiary of Epiphany in

Epiphany Group CEO Rob Shaw said, “This is a hugely exciting step for the Epiphany group of companies and I’m extremely proud of the way that we’re continually developing our revenue model. We’ve been planning our entrance into the Australian market for some time and we’re delighted that our plans are coming to fruition”.

Epiphany has grown quickly since its inception in 2005, employing 96 in Leeds and London. The agency grew its fees from management revenues by 54% in the 2011-12 financial year with SEO and PPC campaigns live in over 33 countries, in over 20 languages.

Epiphany’s Australian agency is forecasting that it will announce its first client wins in early 2013.

Published on: 10:47PM on 23rd August 2012