This year’s Wirehive 100 consists of 18 categories including the League Table. Digital agencies across the whole of the South, outside of London, are invited to enter as many categories as relevant.
Wirehive 100 League Table
The Wirehive 100 League Table ranks the top 100 agencies HQ’d in the South outside of London by digital service revenue. All agencies are entered based on accounts filed at Companies House, however you can send in your latest set of accounts to validate your listing.
Is your agency able to show consistent profitable high growth year on year? Then this could be your year to be awarded fastest growing digital agency. If your CAGR is on an unstoppable course, make sure you get your entry in for this category. NB: you’ll need three years of complete accounts to enter.
This category recognises search-led campaigns and/or projects. Entries should demonstrate tangible results in gaining traffic and visibility from search engines from either paid or unpaid activities. Judges are looking for creativity, an understanding of the medium, a thorough strategy and proven ROI.
Consumer Site of the Year
Have you delivered a new, redesigned or re-platformed website for a B2C brand in the past twelve months? Judges are looking for a website design and build that demonstrates best practice and innovation across creative, code, UX, SEO and content. Entries should also detail the impact the new site has had on the client’s business.
B2B Site of the Year
With more than 70% of business buying journeys happening through online research, distinctive, intuitive and content rich B2B websites have never been more important. If you’ve delivered a best-of-breed website for a client that works in the sector over the past twelve months this is the category for you.
Agency Team of the Year
An agency is only as good as the last project it delivered. Judges are looking for a team who have exceeded their client’s expectations on a project by working together effectively, efficiently and altogether in a way that inspires others.
Do you know (or are you) an agency owner, MD or individual in a board level role who demonstrates the best in agency leadership? This award isn’t just about financial performance, it’s about inspiring the wider agency team, supporting them to reach their highest potential and contributing to the wider digital industry.
For this category judges are looking for an individual who has made a strong impact in their career even though they only have five years, or fewer, experience in the industry. They should be someone who has made a difference to the agency they work at and/or is making waves within the digital industry.
Not For Profit Site of the Year
Not for profit activities demonstrate some of the most rewarding projects agencies work on, although they don’t always have the largest budget. The challenge is to deliver a big impact, with smaller funds than most other site builds. Judges are looking for sites that deliver both technically and creatively for not for profit clients.
Digital Experience of the Year
Are you an agency who has delivered an amazing digital campaign which has improved a client’s customer experience? The judges will be looking for the best online experience using a web application, product or service.
Brand Impact of the Year
This category is for an agency that has created an improved brand experience for a client to deliver a measurable impact. Whether it’s architecting a complete rebrand or targeted work on changing visual identity, packaging, positioning or strategy judges are looking for the very best of brand-led marketing. Work across digital or physical (or a combination of) assets is eligible.
Performance Marketing Campaign
This award is for a creative and innovative performance marketing campaign that has helped deliver business growth for a client. The entry should showcase a sound strategy which drove a tangible ROI.
Agency For Good
Is ‘doing good’ at the core of your agency? For this award judges will be looking for more than agencies who do good work. They’re looking for those who have a genuine passion and commitment that means doing good is at the heart of their company.
Best Data Driven Campaign
For this award judges will be looking for a campaign or project which has used data in a distinctive and intelligent way to drive improved outcomes for clients. Whether it’s using new insights to drive campaign effectiveness, unlocking new data sets to help clients make smarter campaign decisions or integrating data with new technologies to deliver a brand new type of campaign we want to hear about how you and data have helped your client succeed.
Much talked about but hard to deliver, genuine digital transformation is one of the biggest impacts and agency can have on a client’s business. This is about more than technology. Judges are looking for evidence of an agency’s role in changing customer experience, product delivery, internal processes and employee mindset.
Have you made content king for your clients? We’re looking for a campaign that has provided valuable, relevant and consistent content to drive a profitable action in either a new or existing audience. Entries can be for excellence in one content medium or showcase a blended approach including (but not limited to) video, social, email and/or print.
One to Watch
For this Award we’re looking for an agency that’s really going places. It may be that you’ve just started out or perhaps you’ve had a sudden surge that makes you a force to be reckoned with. Or maybe you’re an agency leader who has an impact on the digital community through blogs, speaking etc.
Best Use of Emerging Technologies
Does your agency always have one eye on the future? Have you been using or developing emerging technologies which could be used to deliver a significant client impact in the future in the interests of R&D? The judges will be looking for demonstrations, proofs of concept or even experiments using technologies such as (but not limited to) AI, Blockchain, AR, VR, Immersive etc.