Creative Marketing Services rise in Prolific North Top 50

Jan 10, 2020

Creative Marketing Services have moved up three places to 33rd in the 2020 edition of the Prolific North Top 50 Integrated Agencies, the benchmark ranking for the North's leading multi-faceted creative agencies.

As the region’s longest established marketing agency, now in our 38th year, Creative Marketing Services have become a regular fixture in Prolific North’s Top 50. We are delighted to appear once again in the latest definitive list, which is published annually with support from Mustard Research. Unlike most agency rankings, Prolific North’s is wholly independent and anchored on financial information taken from Companies House, supplemented by additional information supplied by agencies.

Creative Marketing Services Managing Director, Andrew Batty, commented:

“It's always pleasing to gain recognition for our success. Another appearance in the Prolific North Top 50 reinforces our reputation as one of top integrated marketing agencies in the region. One of our biggest strengths is our full-service capability. Our dedicated digital, media and creative teams work together to produce advertising, media planning, sales literature, websites, SEO, PPC, social media and content, videos, PR, logos, branding, event management, point of sale and packaging.

“We integrate this comprehensive online and offline skillset on behalf of clients and that offers a clear advantage over purely digital agencies. It has been a major factor in securing new business and the last decade has been our most successful to date. In 2019 we celebrated a series of major account gains delivering significant growth in new business alongside our many long-standing clients. Staff at our Leeds office has more than doubled since 2014.”

Creative Marketing Services are making a habit of appearing in prestigious lists of the region’s leading businesses. Last year we were named in the Digital Enterprise Top 100, a special report which celebrates 100 companies across West and North Yorkshire that have achieved growth and success through investment in digital technology and skills.

If a list were compiled to rank longevity, very few agencies would rival Creative Marketing Services. We began as the management buyout of the Yorkshire office of a national agency group back in 1982 and initially developed our client base from offices in Bradford. We opened a London presence in 1997 and relocated to our current head office in Hollinthorpe Hall, Leeds, in 2005. Today Creative Marketing Services continue to thrive under the same independent ownership. The marketing landscape has changed beyond recognition since 1982, but our core values have remained the same from day one: a belief in delivering a positive return on investment with work that elicits enquiries, sells products and develops the bottom line. We now produce these results for a huge variety of organisations across public, private and third sectors, including sections of the United Nations, governmental departments and brand leaders in scientific, construction, logistics, leisure, health and retail.

If 2020 is anything like 2019, Creative Marketing Services are confident that we’ll feature once again in next year’s Prolific North’s Top 50!