ATTACAT Internet Marketing, the Edinburgh-based agency, has taken on new premises on Edinburgh’s prestigious George Street to allow the firm to continue to expand.
The company has expanded from four to nine full-time staff in 12 months and has now just opened a new recruitment round to take on at least two more individuals.
The directors looked at less central properties but decided to stay in the city centre.
Angus Thomson of FT Linden, who found the office for Attacat, said: “We looked at a number of offices throughout the city including Leith, the traditional favourite of marketing and advertising agencies, but with the price differential being less than it has been in the past, a city centre location is currently an affordable prospect for cost conscious companies.”
Attacat see a city centre location as being key for attracting and retaining talent.
Tim Barlow, Attacat’s managing director, added: “Despite the overall employment climate, people with online marketing experience remain in very high demand.
“Finding and keeping good marketers with search engine optimisation and digital experience in general is the biggest challenge we face.
“An attractive office, located where potential recruits want to be, can only help us grow.”
This theory is being put to the test straight away as Attacat have launched a new recruitment drive on their first day in the new office.
Ben Rogers, director at Attacat, comments: “We continue to experience growth, both as a result of doing more for our existing clients and through new client wins. Now that we have the space to grow we are looking to take on at least two new recruits, including a graduate position.”
The agency, which had previously been based in Stockbridge for seven years, is keen to emphasise that a prestigious address does not mean prestigious prices for its customers.
Tim Barlow was quick to comment: “The address change can send out the wrong message. The reality is that we will continue to provide the same services, to the same customers at the same price. We can do this because our office costs are still sensible.”
About Attacat Internet Marketing:
Edinburgh-based digital aarketing agency, Attacat, has specialised in search engine marketing and internet marketing since it was launched – with MD, Tim Barlow, having more than 11 years search engine optimisation experience.
The company has assisted 14 companies to generate their first £1million pounds of internet-generated turnover.
For more information about Attacat, please visit http://www.attacat.co.uk.
For more information about the move, see ‘George Street Bound: Attacats on the Move’ and for the job opportunities see the company’s job page.
Tim Barlow, managing director, Attacat Ltd, Tel: 0131 220 1441, Address: 3rd Floor, 86 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3BU – E-mail: tim(dot)barlow(at)attacat(dot)co(dot)uk
About FT Linden:
FT Linden are an established firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants headquartered in Edinburgh and operating throughout Scotland.
The company’s core focus is to provide bespoke commercial property and energy efficiency advice. For more information about FT Linden please visit http://www.ftlinden.com/
Angus Thomson, director, FT Linden, 28 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7BD – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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