Digital marketing agency Essence is headquartered in London but works worldwide. Clients include Google, YouTube and eBay. It was founded in 2005, opened a New York office in 2010, and plans further expansion in America this year. Essence acquired social-media agency Punktilio last year and trebled staff numbers to 147 over two years. Its profits grew 75% a year, from £743,000 in 2008 to £4m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank34
CompanyEssence
ActivityDigital marketing agency
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth75.11%
Latest profits £000s3,988
Latest sales £000s74,185
Staff69
Founded2005
Websitewww.essencedigital.com

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