The Drum Grand Prix Agency of the Year 2018

The Drum Grand Prix Winner

Hallam was awarded the Grand Prix Agency of the Year Award as best digital agency in the UK the 40-99 staff bracket. We also won Best in  Search, Best Usability, Best Client Service, Full Digital Service and the Grand Prix for the best digital agency in the 40-99 staff bracket. The Drum awards are solely based on client reviews and identify the highest rated agencies in the country. More about our win in this blog.

Google Premier Partner Awards 2018  – Shopping Innovation and Display Innovation

Google Partners Awards


Hallam has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious Google Premier Partner Awards 2018 for our innovative  PPC campaigns using Google Ads for Google Shopping and Google Display advertising. These awards recognise the achievements of the very best digital marketing agencies across the EMEA region.

UK Digital Experience Awards – Best Online User Experience B2C – Silver Award

UKDX award logo

Our web development work with Virtual Runner has won Hallam a silver award in this year’s UK Digital Experience Awards. The web team developed a highly automated website with a sleek user experience that increased the client’s number of subscribers dramatically.

UK Digital Experience Awards – Best Agency

UK Digital Experience Awards Winner

We were honoured as Best Agency at the prestigious UK Digital Experience UK awards held in November 2016 in London. These awards recognise and celebrate exceptional customer experience through digital media channels. More details on our win here.

Drum Search Awards – PPC – Best Use of Data – Highly Commended

The Drum Search Awards logo


Hallam helped one of the largest players selling into the education market transform their ecommerce operations. Our Head of Insights, Jonathan Ellins, created unique data-driven tools that increased the profitability of the client’s Google Shopping campaigns. This resulted in a year-on-year revenue increase of +414%.

UK Search Awards – best Large SEO Agency – finalist

UK Search Awards finalist logo

We’re one of only seven agencies shortlisted for the Best Large SEO Agency in the UK. Our Owned Media team has achieved some remarkable results for a range of clients, who have seen not only more visibility in search results, but business growth as well.

European Search Awards – Best Large SEO Agency & Best Large PPC Agency – Finalist

European Search Awards finalist logo

We’re delighted to be recognised as one of the best SEO and PPC agencies at European level. All thanks to our hard-working, dedicated and innovative team.

UK Search Awards – Best Use of Data – Finalist

UK Search Awards

For the second year in a row, we’ve been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in digital marketing in the UK. Our Head of Insights, Jonathan Ellins has been shortlisted in the “Best use of Data” category for his excellent work with Garden4less.

CIM Marketing Excellence Awards – Marketer of the Year – Finalist

CIM finalist logo

Our Head of Marketing Services, Ben Wood, has been shortlisted at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing 2018 annual awards. Ben’s dedication to developing Hallam on multiple levels has had a great impact on the agency’s growth and is now recognised at industry level.

The RAR Awards – Finalist

RAR Awards 2018

The Recommended Agency Register Awards are renown in the creative agencies industry and we’ve been shortlisted in three categories, Creativity/Innovation, Strategic Thinking and Service delivery. The nominations are based solely on client reviews, that’s why we are especially proud of being shortlisted.

Search Engine Land Awards – Best Overall SEM Initiative — Small Business – Finalist

Landy Awards finalist

Our Head of PPC, Owen Gill, has been nominated in the 3rd edition of the Landy Awards, which recognise the best work from leading agencies and top search marketers from around the world. The nomination was the perfect birthday present for Owen as that is when he found out about it!

The Drum DADI Awards – Finalist

The Drum DADI Awards finalist

Team Hallam has been shortlisted in not one, not two, but three categories: Use of Data, Sports Website, App or Campaign and Agency of the Year. The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries (DADIs) have been rewarding top agencies internationally for 10 years.  Huge congrats to our talented and hard-working colleagues for these well-deserved nominations!

Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards – Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year – Finalist

Natwest Awards

Susan Hallam has been shortlisted as a result of her building a successful business that puts innovation and creativity at the core of everything it does. The award celebrates and champions inspiring entrepreneurship stories that result in positive change in the country.

Masterclassing Digital Marketing Awards – Data and CRM

Masterclassing Marketing Awards winner logo

Jonathan Ellins‘ outstanding work with Garden4Less brought us the Marketing Excellence in Data and CRM Award in 2017. Jonathan developed bespoke in-house scripts to manage bids in Google Shopping which resulted in an increase in conversion rates and profit for our client. Read our case study here.

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards – Business Improvement through Technology

Chamber of Commerce award

The award recognises our use of technology to improve our business communications and efficiencies. We have developed our own proprietary technologies that we use to communicate internally, externally, create reports and build web development architercture.

Nottingham Post Awards – Creative Industries Business of the Year

Nottingham Post Awards Creative Industries Business of the Year

Creativity is the key to our success, and in 2017 we were recognised as Nottingham’s Creative Industries Business of the Year. Our amazing work space, creative thinking and dedication to sharing our knowledge have been rewarded in the form of this award in 2017.  More details on why we won here.

CIPR Midlands PRide Awards – Outstanding Young Communicator – Finalist

CIPR PRide Awards

Alex Jones has been by selected by a team of leading industry experts as a finalist for this leading regional PR award in 2017. The nomination recognises the outstanding work he has been delivering for our clients across the UK.

The Drum Marketing Awards – Digital Strategy of the Year – Finalist

The Drum Marketing Awards Finalist 2017

We were a finalist in The Drum’s Marketing Awards in 2017 for our work helping Keystone Software launch their new cloud-based ERP system. The digital marketing strategy we devised surpassed the client’s lead generation targets. More details here.

East Midlands Business Link Fastest 40 Awards – Fastest in Tech & Creative – Finalist

East Midlands Business Link Fastest 40 Awards

Our Technical Director, Jon Martin, was one of the finalists in 2017 for the new proprietary web architecture he built for Hallam. His innovation has increased our efficiency and enabled us to deliver better, smarter, more creative web solutions for our clients. Jon is the “drummer” of the business: he pulls the whole show together and makes sure as a company we are delivering a solid song.

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards – Employer of the Year

Employer of the Year

The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce recognised Hallam as the 2016 Employer of the Year, recognising our commitment to developing our people, and creating the best place to work. From our company values to our company BBQ’s, it was wonderful to celebrate what makes Hallam a great place to work.  Read more here.

Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards – Regional Digital Business of the Year

Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards winner

Susan Hallam won the Regional Digital business of the Year award for the second year running in 2016 in this award sponsored by HSBC. Read more about the awards and Susan’s win on our blog.

UK Search Awards – Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign – Finalist

UK Search Awards shortlisted

Our PR campaign for KRCS was shortlisted by the UK Search Awards in 2016 for its outstanding results in a very competitive time of the year: 503% increase in Black Friday shoppers to the website.

Nottingham Post – Women in Business Awards – Entrepreneur of the Year

Women in Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Susan Hallam was declared winner of the prestigious award in 2015 by a panel of judges in a high profile awards ceremony. Event organisers, the Nottingham Post, explained that the Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognises “the woman who has demonstrated that she is building a business of outstanding potential”. Read more here.

Forward Ladies Business Awards – Digital/Online Business

Forward Ladies Business Awards Winner

Susan Hallam’s drive to grow the company and expand its offering resulted in winning this wonderful award in 2015. In line with the agency’s growth plan, her ambition ensured that Hallam hired the best in the industry and provided accurate support for professional development.

Nottingham Post Business Awards – Nottinghamshire Sales and Marketing Award – Finalist

Nottingham Post Sales and marketing finalist

Being named a finalist in these awards in 2015 was due to our sales and marketing activity which fueled the growth of our business in a competitive market, as well as enabling us to reach new markets. Our sales and marketing strategy helped us to gain blue chip clients and it was an honour to be shortlisted among the best companies in Nottinghamshire.