Five agencies to watch in 2017: Avantgarde

C&IT will reveal its five agencies to watch in 2017 this week. Next up is the global challenger, Avantgarde.

Stuart Bradbury of Avantgarde
Stuart Bradbury of Avantgarde

Why?

As a growing global agency, Avantgarde has moved from strength to strength this year, scooping the accolade of Global Agency of the Year at the C&IT Awards. With approximately 600 employees worldwide and 13 offices, the agency historically worked with automotive clients. While it still runs events for BMW and Mini, the company has since branched out, bringing tech firms such as Google, eBay and Samsung to its books. Turnover has grown by 40% over the last two years, as the agency continues to gain clients in the tech and drinks sector.


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What do they say?

"It’s been a year of growth for us, after bringing on a new business development director earlier this year," says managing director Stuart Bradbury. "We’ve continued to invest more in our digital product, rolling out Avantegarde Lime. This allows us to track delegate movement, update contacts, whilst pushing our crucial messages to delegates at events. We’ve also launched a new system called Bynder, a global internal system to share materials across different networks. Finally we’ve launched Avantegarde We, an intranet and social media site keeping the business in contact.

What’s will 2017 bring?

"In 2017 we hope to continue developing both new and existing client relationships. We’ve taken on a number of new hires this year and this is something we will continue to develop in 2017. Talent is extremely important to the business and we’re looking for people who want to work with us long-term. We’re hoping to see continued investment in our technology projects." 

 


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Five Agencies to Watch in 2016: How did they fare?

Review: Five agencies to watch- Chillisauce

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