Leighton are delighted to announce that today we have been awarded Elite Agency status and third place in The Drum’s prestigious Digital Census (51-99 staff category), at the first time of asking. We are also the North East’s highest ranking digital agency across all of the categories, and one of only four businesses headquartered outside the South East to be listed in the top 20.

Open to any RAR recommended, UK based agency offering digital services, the yearly poll rates agencies according to their reputation and achievements throughout the year. The census provides a comprehensive review of the digital marketing agency landscape in the UK, highlighting the key players, trends and growth in the sector.

Conducted by The Drum in partnership with the Recommended Agency Register, the census ranks UK digital marketing agencies across three main dimensions; financial performance, client satisfaction and peer recognition.

Leighton’s CEO Lyle McCalmont, said: “To be rated as an Elite Agency in our first Digital Census is a great result and is definitely testament to the talent, hard work and commitment of the team here at Leighton. We’ve worked extremely hard over the last 12 months to win exciting new clients and exceed their expectations with our work. Without that team effort this success wouldn’t have been possible.”

Our work on behalf of British Airways shows the level of our commitment to excellence, examples of which can be found via our case studies on the British Airways Redesign and British Airways Future Flight Selling.

The full results of The Drum’s Digital Census can be found here.