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Marlow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 2014/03/31 - Marlow-based integrated creative agency fst has been ranked as a top 20 Elite Agency after placing in the top 30 in all three of The Drum’s 2014 Design Census categories - fstTheGroup.com.
The Drum is the voice of the UK creative industry. It was awarded PPA Magazine of the Year and Media Brand of the Year, as well being as the largest marketing website in the UK. In addition to monitoring, commenting and reporting on marketing and creative news, The Drum also runs its own agency register, RAR (Recommended Agency Register).
The Design Census ranked agencies (split according to size) across three dimensions: financial performance, client satisfaction and peer recognition, and then determined a top 20 for those agencies who performed best on average across all three measures.
fst rated 22nd in the financial poll, 29th in the peer recognition poll, and 13th in the client ranking poll, giving fst an overall ranking of 20th in the largest Elite category of agencies with 20+ design staff.
The largest agency category boasted a top 20 that also included big hitters Design Bridge, which has over 200 members of staff, and Coley Porter Bell, which is part of the WPP and Ogilvy Group.
fst’s Strategy Director Craig Watson said,“We’re thrilled to have been awarded Top 20 Elite Agency status by The Drum. It also means a lot to us that our highest rating was in the client satisfaction category, as we are extremely client-focused as an agency, and it’s great to see our clients recognising our efforts to keep them at the centre of everything we do.”
In addition to the Design Census, fst is RAR certified by The Drum, and recommended for Branding Design, Corporate Print Production, Print Design and Web Design, as well as being a finalist in the RAR Awards for Top Corporate Communications Agency.
fst (fstthegroup.com) is based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and also has an office in Singapore. It has 45 members of staff, and an impressive client list, which includes Canon, AVIS, Visa and Initial.