Finding the right B2B marketing company for your business is crucial. Marketing your products or services to other businesses is a whole different beast compared to B2C marketing, so you need an agency that knows how to get it right if you're going to generate qualified leads and drive business growth. Fortunately, there are some first-class agencies in London that offer some stellar options to improve your sales funnel. To help we've pulled together a list (not quite a top 10) of nine of the best B2B marketing agencies in London in 2019. The list isn't meant to be conclusive, but provides you with a starting point to get your agency selection process moving in the right direction.
Fabrik Brands, or just Fabrik, is a B2B agency offering digital design and branding. The agency has been in operation for over 10 years and features a full-service team of strategists, creatives, developers and more. Fabrik market themselves as "techno-savvy" and focus on both creativity and strategy in their work. They're passionate about their clients and work with many of them long-term. Based in East London, they welcome clients to their office to see what they do and discuss their projects.
Fabrik has carefully chose a selection of services so that they can concentrate on offering the things that they do best. Services from Fabrik include:
In addition to digital marketing services, the agency also offers print services and even signage. They have worked with businesses from a diverse range of industries, from hospitality to retail, financial services and shipping. Although Fabrik claim not to be good at everything, they still offer an extensive range of services.
Award-winning agency Gravity market themselves as "down to Earth" and promise to be able to tackle tough briefs. Gravity's philosophy is Fame, Admiration, Belief, and they aim to put all three of these qualities into all of the brands that they work with. As well as their London office, Gravity also has locations in Kent, Abu Dhabi, New York City, Munich, Copenhagen, São Paulo, Johannesburg and beyond.
Gravity offers services under several categories:
The brands featured in their portfolio include Airspace by Airbus, Investec and jet engine manufacturer CFM. The company works with brands around the world in a number of different industries.
Earnest has some very recognisable names in its portfolio, both for other businesses and consumers. They include Canon, YouTube, Instagram, Vodafone and Google. The advertising agency uses "4D thinking" to bring what they see as four essential disciplines together: client services, planning, labs and creative. They believe that each of these four elements needs to be present at any stage of a project. Earnest wants business-to-business marketing to be engaging, inspiring and entertaining, as much as B2C marketing is.
Earnest offers services under six main categories:
Earnest offers a collection of "vital statistics" for B2B marketers, which they have presented in a short film, as well as in a slideshow. They also have downloadable packs of statistics and information for use in your presentations, blog posts and other material. The agency is based in Fitzrovia and has a large team, from partners to creatives and client managers to help you get your brand in front of the right decision makers.
The B2B Marketing Lab specialises in inbound marketing and is a top Hubspot Partner. They were the first Diamond Partner with Hubspot in the UK and twice won Partner of the Quarter. With more than 30 London-based Hubspot experts, they're really the right people if you want help with Hubspot and inbound marketing. The B2B Marketing Lab has case study brands such as Lakeland, Bupa and Google.
The agency's Hubspot services include:
The also offer inbound marketing services, such as:
The B2B Marketing Agency offers free consultations, as well as free Hubspot demos. Those interested in Hubspot training can join their classes in Central London.
Kuno Creative was started in 2000, first as a traditional digital marketing agency, which has grown to focus on digital marketing. The agency is also a Hubspot Diamond Partner Agency and has won awards for its work. Kuno Creative's core values include teamwork, being proactive and taking ownership and pride in their work. Kuno invests in their people and expects them to go above and beyond in their work to deliver results to clients.
The key services at Kuno Creative are:
Kuno works with both B2B and B2C brands to help them meet their business goals and increase sales pipeline, with a diverse range of clients across a wide range of industries. The brand has worked with clients that include business-to-business wholesale distributors, a medical device manufacturer, a major energy supplier and consumer services. Kuno has a diverse team who all blend their strengths to meet client goals delivering increased lead quality for sales opportunities.
Blend offers inbound marketing and sales, websites and HubSpot marketing to B2B companies. They specialise in helping technology businesses and create strategies with a focus on scalability and reliability. Founded in 2010, the company has been focusing on inbound marketing since 2013 and became a HubSpot Partner in 2014, then a Diamond Partner in 2017. They have also won awards for their Wordpress and Hubspot website design.
Blend's services include:
Although Blend is based in Reading, they work with many London-based brands offering a variety of technology to B2B customers. Their clients include a provider of enterprise telecom expense management services and solutions, an HR SaaS vendor and a cloud hosting company.
Marketing and PR agency The Think Tank is an international agency based in London. While many B2B marketing agencies are newer, The Think Tank has been in business more than 25 years. Founded on the principles of creative thinking and design, the agency aims to be "questioning and consultative" to provide valuable answers.
The Think Tank offers services including:
The Think Tank works across a wide range of industries, including construction, technology, media, travel, property, logistics and more. Some of their clients have included Leica Geosystems, Oracle Netsuite, Jacksons Fencing and Hiver Beers Ltd. They have won awards for content marketing, PR, digital work, abm and more.
Fox has a focus on facts and results, helping them to demonstrate ROI in their projects. At the same time, they recognise that people are important and need to lead to lead the way in providing information while being interesting and helpful at the same time. They are an integrated marketing agency with a focus on digital and joining a variety of marketing elements together.
The services Fox offers are:
Fox has experience working with a range of industries. Their clients include language learning brand Berlitz, sewing machine company Brother Sewing UK, Virgin Media's graduate recruitment and global engineering corporation Parker. They have also worked with Tesco Bank, Legal & General, Debenhams and many more. Fox forms long-term relationships with their clients based on solving problems, being open, learning and sharing success.
If you're looking for a B2B marketing agency with some edge, Birddog could be what you're looking for. This rebellious agency wants to help you to get B2B marketing right while still helping your brand to be innovative and make some noise. Based in Southwark, the agency has been going for almost 25 years. Started in 1994, Birddog has won multiple awards and recently underwent a rebrand in 2018.
Birddog turns boring information into creative stories to make B2B brands more exciting. Their services include:
As one of the oldest B2B marketing agencies in London dealing with digital marketing, you get a lot of experience when you work with Birddog. They help B2B brands to shake off their corporate image and become more interesting.
Selecting the right B2B marketing agency for your company requires you to know what you want and need. Every agency will offer you something different, so it's essential to understand just what you want out of your branding and marketing campaigns. Firstly, you need to know what services you require. Some agencies offer a broader range of services and can do everything for you, including PR. Others stick to a more select offering of services. Another thing to consider is whether you want an agency specialising in your industry or if you're happy with an agency that does it all.
To choose the right marketing agency, spend some time looking at their services and their previous work. Are their current clients in any way similar to you? Look at the website to see what they have to offer, and book a consultation if you want to hear more.
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