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Today our business turns three years old! Today we're a big, busy, bustling business full of creative minds, innovators and award winners, but three years ago today, Battenhall launched in a big empty office in East London, with only a tiny bit of client work to get us started, and only one person (me!). However we had big plans - to become the next great agency. Here is what I wrote about our founding mission back then. It was a scary and exciting time. But there was a gap in the market for a digital innovation-led communications agency, and the rest is history.
July 24, 2015 — Published by: Drew
News came out this morning that the 2015 PR Week Awards finalists have been announced, and we're over the moon to be shortlisted for two awards! We're finalists for Specialist Consultancy of the Year and also for Small Consultancy of the Year.
There are many specialisms in PR, and we can see we're up against the top brands from healthcare, technology, food & drink and startups. Our specialism is social media, so we'll be flying the flag for the internet on October 20th when the winners are announced! And we're a very young agency, so up against some pretty big and established brands in the Small Consultancy category too. Here's wishing the best of luck to the other finalists in both categories Dynamo, John Doe, Man Bites Dog, Manifest, Harvard, Virgo Health and William Murray!
March 5, 2015 — Published by: Drew
Last night we scooped the award for Best Social Media Agency in the UK at the PR Moment Awards. And we're over the moon about it as you can imagine! 650 guests were packed into The Brewery in London for the coveted awards bash and, while the odds were stacked against us - we were up against well-established, global agencies - we couldn't be happier than to come away with this award for Battenhall as an agency.
For a brand new agency like us, not yet even two years old, to win the #1 spot last night, makes me beyond proud of the team here, their talent, passion for their work, drive and innovation.
A huge thank you to all our clients and friends of Battenhall for your support. It means so much to us.
January 29, 2015 — Published by: Drew
After a storming end to 2014, picking up Best Small Agency from the UK Social Media Awards, Finalist for Best New Agency at PR Week, and Agency of the Future from the PRCA, we've just heard the news that we've been shortlisted for Best Small Agency at the PR Moment Awards.
This one will be tough - the small agency category goes up to 5x the size of little old us, we're still only 1 year old and the shortlist is filled with a star-studded cast. So best of British to all those on the list and see you at the ceremony on March 4th!
September 23, 2014 — Published by: Drew
Battenhall is just one year old still, but this week has been a busy one and we've had some amazing news to share which the team here have all worked incredibly hard on and which together form a bit of a milestone for us as a consultancy.
One big report
We unveiled our second annual FTSE 100 social media report yesterday. The findings proved interesting to us, we thought, but to the press also, as we managed to secure the cover of the Telegraph's business section and a live slot on Sky News to talk about our findings. This was in addition to big showings in City AM, Management Today, PR Week, Marketing more. TechCrunch called us yesterday too and asked us to do some social media data crunching work at the same time as our report coming out, and our findings got covered in this Twitter story here.
One main event
To coincide with the launch of Social Media Week, and to link up with our report launch, we held our annual social media trends briefing yesterday morning in the Soho Hotel. It was standing room only for talks from Battenhall's Sam Mason, Steph Bennett and Charlie Sharpe. Some reviews from bloggers in the room including eModeration, Sarah Willis, and Ged Carroll are already up online, and we trended in the UK on Twitter with the volume of mentions coming through online.
Next month is the start of award season, and we've just begun entering ourselves for a couple of the biggies. We found out this morning that Battenhall is a finalist for the Social Media Awards as best small agency, which we're absolutely thrilled about. We find out if we win on 23rd October, just two weeks after the PR Week Awards, where we're up for best new agency. So come November we'll either be pumped, pooped or put out, but which ever way these awards turn out, we're excited to even be shortlisted.
In case you'd like to catch up on our Social Media Week event as it happened, here is our Storify of it. Thanks for reading.