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Ardmore named in Top 30 UK ad agency list

Ardmore Named in Top 30 UK Ad Agency List

HOLYWOOD-based creative integrated communications agency Ardmore has powered its way into the UK's top 30 list of best regional agencies, according to data compiled by global data measurement company Nielsen and international marketing bible Campaign.

It conducted a forensic examination of each agency and scored them accordingly to provide a solid like-for-like comparison, and the final rankings act as a major industry signifier of the agencies' health and growth.

Ardmore's first-time appearance in the UK-wide list alongside other industry leaders like Home, Wordley, Happy Hour, Leith and Golley Slater Group is seen as a significant acknowledgement of its growing regional and international success.

Last year, Ardmore jumped 55 places to number 26 in The Drum's Top 100 rankings, beating a global hot list of big brand agency names.

Ardmore managing director Mark Irwin said: “Our inclusion in this year's Nielsen top UK agency list underlines our continued commitment to delivering world class creative solutions for our clients in the UK, Ireland and around the world.

“With a clear focus on the fire power which creative integrated thinking and digital and media expertise can bring, we're delighted to be recognised again.

“In these challenging times for every sector, we look forward with confidence to ensuring that our expertise continues to deliver growth which supports wider business and economic recovery.

“We always look ahead and we are inspired to reach more audiences and to produce more campaigns that push the boundaries of what our industry can do.”

Led by chief executive John Keane, who is also chair of Worldwide Partners Inc, Ardmore delivers campaigns for a growing roster of local, national and international clients.

They include Dale Farm, Department for the Economy, Department of Education, Department of Justice, Lidl Northern Ireland, Lunn's, MCS Group, National Trust, Phoenix Natural Gas, Power NI, Progressive Building Society, Rushmere, Stena Line, Subway, Translink, Visit Belfast and Woking Borough Council.

Gideon Spanier, UK editor-in-chief at Campaign, said: "These reports are one of the highlights of our year, and, at this extraordinarily difficult time, a welcome dose of normality. They are a benchmark of success before the current crisis.”

Ardmore was also recently recognised as Northern Ireland media agency of the year at the Irish Media Awards.

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