A decade of expansion for Fat Media

Some of the Fat Media team.
Some of the Fat Media team.

Lancaster-based digital agency Fat Media celebrates its 10 year anniversary by opening new offices in London and Bristol.

The impressive expansion extends Fat Media’s scope to compete with the biggest players in the UK digital marketing sector.

John French, co-founder of Fat Media.

John French, co-founder of Fat Media.

Co-founded in 2005 by John French, then just 20 years old, Fat Media now employs 127 digital, marketing and technical specialists across three sites and manages high-end website design, development and tactical digital marketing campaigns for a range of local, national and international clients, including Typhoo, OCS, Samsung, Pork Farms, Lancaster University, Jessops and JD Sports.

Speaking of Fat Media’s achievements, founder and client services director John French said: “Fat Media has grown so rapidly because we employ talented stars of the future who consistently deliver high quality work.

“By staying at the forefront of developments across the digital sector we are able to outclass the competition and deliver intelligent and measurable results for our clients.

“The realisation of this stage of our exciting growth plans is a tremendous achievement, from which we can only go from strength to strength.”

Fat Media’s 10th anniversary follows a momentous year, which saw the agency increase in scale through its acquisition by David Durnford, absorbing his then-named company Motive Technology to create one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the north of England.

The agency’s recent acquisition of Bristol-based, Strategy Digital, further builds Fat Media’s social and search capabilities and provides the infrastructure for a full service digital offering across the three strategically sited offices.

In addition to Fat Media’s fast-paced growth, the agency also this year received the accolade of being named the Best Creative & Digital Agency at the ninth annual Lancashire Business Awards.