I Spy

The London-based I Spy develops online marketing techniques for clients such as Virgin Media and Vauxhall. Founded in 2005 by Chris Whitelaw, a former investment banker, the company offers a range of services that include search engine optimisation and targeted advertising on social media such as Facebook. With its home-grown software, Upcast, the firm can track consumer responses to online advertising and so help clients to refine their pitch. Sales have been helped by continued growth in social media and have risen 170% a year from £463,000 in 2007 to £9.1m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank6
CompanyI Spy
ActivityDigital marketing agency
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth169.63%
Latest sales £000s9,068
Staff41
Founded2005
Websitewww.ispymarketing.com

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