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Essence is a digital agency based in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle & Singapore who deliver strategy, media, creative and social solutions globally. They are the digital agency of record for sophisticated clients such as Google, eBay and Expedia; clients at the leading edge of the digital marketplace. It’s their unique challenges that inspire Essence to go beyond traditional marketing approaches, mixing cutting edge technology (often their own) with shrewd business brains and inventive creativity.

In 2009, the agency won the global accolade of Econsultancy’s ‘Most Innovative Digital Agency’ and in 2010 it was crowned ‘Media Agency of the Year’ at the NMA Effectiveness Awards. By 2011, Essence was ranked #2 in The Drum 100 list of Digital Media Agencies and was winner of Media Momentum’s ‘Fastest Growing Larger Media Company in Europe’ award. Most recently, Essence was ranked #1 in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, #1 media agency in Marketing’s Digital Agency League table, #1 independent media agency (5th overall) in NMA’s 2012 Top 100 and #1 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, as well as being awarded its ‘Fastest-Growing Company’ award.

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  1. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Essence Buys Mass Market Mobile Agency Point Reach ( [edit]
  2. Essence Acquires Black Bag Advertising ( [edit]
  3. Essence hires Minal Saigal as EMEA MD ( [edit]
    Essence hires Virgin Mobile co-founder Joe Steel ( [edit]
    Essence appoints Mark Syal as head of media, EMEA ( [edit]
    Essence extends US business with west coast acquisition ( [edit]
    Essence at the heart of the Lion ( [edit]
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