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Top 20 Social Media Agencies in the UK (2024)

Searching for a social media agency can be very difficult as when you enter ‘social media agency’ in your search engine the list is almost endless. It would take more time than it’s worth to search through them all.

Some agencies can make false promises and don’t fulfil their contract, and this may leave people to just choose to give up and try themselves. However, you no longer need to embark on that endless search as we are about to make that list much shorter. It’s a list of just 20 in fact.

So, we are here to save you with the top 20 social media agencies. Don’t worry though this isn’t just a random list of 20 we have broken it down into five categories creative, influencer, social media management, PR and B2B social media marketing agencies.

What Makes A Good Social Media Agency?

Before we dive into the list it is important to know what you’re looking for when it comes to a good social media agency. Obviously, you could just go by ratings that, although useful, aren’t always reliable as these can be influenced and may not fairly reflect the company.

All of the Social Media Agencies have been checked to make sure they fit the criteria of a good agency. You may be wondering what these criteria are well we’ve put together a list of all the criteria you need to consider when it comes to choosing the right agency for you.

  • Track Record – A good track record is important so be sure to check their case studies and see who they have worked with in the past and what they say about the agency
  • Experience – An agency that has been around for at least 5 years is more reliable as you know they have sustainability and can support your business for years to come.
  • Core Services – The agency should have specific specialists to cover different aspects as you don’t want someone trying to cover everything as it likely won’t be up to the best standards.
  • Costs – Find an agency that fits within your budget, don’t just go for the most expensive one there are many agencies that work with many different types of businesses be they big or small.
  • Consultation – Consultation time is important as if the agency can only provide small time slots for consolation time, they may not be able to provide you with enough guidance or advice. They may just not have enough time for you altogether.
  • Collaboration – How do the agency collaborate and what tools do they use? Can they call you over Zoom or provide you with updates on how a project is going on a platform like Slack or Trello? Being able to communicate quickly and easily is very important for any business and means you don’t always have to set up a meeting when it comes to the smallest details.
  • Reporting – How will the agency plans to report on your campaign will you get incremented updates, or will you only get a full report once the campaign has ended? Incremented updates are preferable then you know how the campaign is going and can implement little tweaks along the way.

Well, now you know what is important when searching for a social media agency let’s get into our top 20 list.

Creative Marketing (NW)

Creative Marketing

Yes, we are starting with ourselves, but we aren’t just blowing our own trumpet there is a reason we are on the list. We call ourselves the agile digital marketing agency that you need to get things done, Creative Marketing (NW) utilises the SCRUM methodology and lean marketing processes.

SCRUM is a method whereby we work as a team in small pieces at a time, with continuous experimentation and feedback along the way so as to learn and improve along the way. SCRUM helps us deliver value incrementally in a collaborative way. It is essentially an agile framework that provides just enough structure for people and teams to integrate into how they work while adding the best practices to optimize for our specific needs.

We operate with speed and efficiency to help you compete at a faster pace than your competitors. We cut through wishful thinking; build marketing strategies predicated on data science and are committed to the most important metric; a return on investment.

We have worked with and continue to work with amazing brands and start-ups These range from local businesses to national and even global brands including CIT Group, Premier Inn, Bepsoke Plates, Novos Dental and Sporteq just to name a few.

As a full-service digital marketing agency, we provide complete marketing solutions for your business under one roof so that you save both time and costs while working with one clearly defined marketing strategy.

At Creative Marketing (NW) we help brands with the following:

Social Media Management

We can help you thrive on social media with a full service from profile creation to a complete content plan including reels and videos, as well as paid social services on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Google Ads Management

We are an official PPC ads agency and specialise in Google Ads Management Services. We can help you scale your Google Ads campaigns and improve your Return on Ad Spend (ROAS).

WordPress Web Design

We provide completely managed WordPress Websites Design services including full hosting and support. We have built over 200 WordPress websites and have in-house WordPress specialists.

Managed SEO Service

We’re an SEO agency that can make the difference you need to tail your competitors. We can help you rank for thousands of new keywords by following the very best SEO practices.

Email Marketing

If you’re looking to create a stunning newsletter, cart abandonment recovery, email sequencing and automation, or simply engage your mailing list, we can help with all your email marketing requirements.

Take a look at some of our results and what we’ve achieved:

We have a 100% satisfaction rate and 5-star reviews on Google, Trust Pilot and Yell Business.

One of Creative Marketing’s most successful clients Bespoke Plates is now one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of number plates.

We have grown to over 100 Clients Since Covid hit.

Recently acquired Blackpool websites design agency Websites by Diane which since 2008 has been supporting local Blackpool businesses and many other websites around the UK even in the US and Ghana.

But it’s not just our proven track record or testimonials, we are an agile marketing agency that can adapt very fast to your business goals. Want to see all of our case studies? Check them out here. Additionally, if you’re interested in working with Content Marketing (NW), simply click here to book a free strategy call with us now.

Top Creative Social Media Agencies

Lyfe Marketing

They offer the whole package when it comes to social media services, search engine services, and website design services. They create and manage top-performing social media campaigns for clients on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Lyfe Marketing offers services such as; Social Media Management, Social Media Advertising, Website Design and Search Engine Optimization

Their social media marketing services help their client’s businesses grow brand awareness through follower engagement and website exposure. They have also managed over 2,000 social media marketing campaigns. They also claim to have driven over 983,287 leads for clients via digital marketing.

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Social Chain

Social Chain has offices worldwide across Manchester, London, New York & Berlin. They are one of the best creative social agencies producing social-first campaigns for many large consumer brands. They also lay claim to one of the world’s largest social-first publishers, with more than 80m followers across Facebook and Instagram, allowing them to distribute their client’s content on their owned organic channels.

They’ve worked with big names brands such as Superdry, T-Mobile, Sony, Puma, McDonald’s, Mastercard, Coca-Cola, Braun, Apple, Adidas, and more!

Social Chain makes things simple and easy and knows how to get your brand name out there.

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We Are Social

We Are Social calls itself the ‘socially-led creative agency,’. They are now one of the world’s biggest social media agencies, having over 1,000 staff members and 8 offices spanning four continents.

For their clients to reach the right people in a strategic, relevant and effective way they believe in the power of people over platforms and using social media to drive business value. In order to do this, they apply storytelling, creativity, craft, and innovation to all of their campaigns.

As well as collaborating with influencers, they use paid media to reach the right audiences and achieve measurable results.

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Top Influencer Social Media Agencies

Viral Nation

Viral Nation was first formed in 2014 by Mathew Micheli and Joe Gagliese and is the most popular full-service influencer marketing agency in the world. The primary goal of the agency is to create revolutionary campaigns that made connections and is one of the most talked about agencies for influencers, The sudden growth surprised the founders but they knew that nothing would be the same being a social-first agency.

Viral Nation has partnered with brands including Bud Light, Crayola, Calm, Aston Martin, and others. The agency prides itself on exceeding expectations, creating memorable campaigns, and amplifying brands to their highest potential.

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Influencer

Influencer is co-founded by Casper Lee who is an influencer himself with 6.9 million YouTube subscribers and 2.6 million Instagram followers. So, you know this is run by someone who understands how social media work.

Their method includes Branded Content. This is where they use content creators to produce a library of content for your brand that you can use across your marketing channels. They then partner with larger influencers to harness their influence.

Lastly, they also have a tool called ‘Advert Audit’, which allows clients to run with ease showing them if an ad complies with the ASA guidelines.

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IMA

IMA or Influencer Marketing Agency have been going for a long time and is one of the longest-standing influencer marketing agencies globally after launching in 2010.

They help brands engage and activate audiences worldwide through top influencers. They also have an in-house team that includes strategists, producers, influencer project managers, designers, developers, digital marketing analysts, and social media experts.

There are over 19 million influencers in their network, in 1000s of niches, across 100 markets worldwide are an excellent choice for any big-budget brands looking to grow with influencer marketing.

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The Shelf

The Shelf has also been going quite a while with over 9 years of experience delivering quality performance. They custom-build influencer marketing campaigns that match the right tactics with the right storytellers for the client’s audience.

They have and optimize creative, strategic influencer campaigns for big brands such as Hulu, Walmart and Pepsi.

As a top influencer marketing company, they work with a global network of talented storytellers who are changing the way creatives and companies collaborate and produce magic.

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Top Social & PR Marketing Agencies

Sociallyin

SociallyIn helps brands with different aspects of their social media marketing strategy by deploying result-driven services around social strategy, content production, community management, paid social advertising, influencer marketing, and more.

They begin their social strategy by having an in-depth meeting around the demographics of the audience they are trying to reach for the social media campaign. Once they are ready to launch their strategy, they continue to test, measure and optimize.

They split their services into creative and production, community management, social media strategy, and social paid advertising.

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