ONE of Scotland’s fastest-growing independent digital agencies has made a leap across the Atlantic with a new base in the Big Apple after announcing it had smashed sales targets in 2012.
Edinburgh-based search marketing experts, QueryClick, which launched just five years ago, tripled revenue and turnover after rapidly expanding its client base.
The New York office underlines its ambitions for global growth and arrives a little over two years since it launched an office in London.
Chris Liversidge, founder of QueryClick, said: “A New York office has been on our wish list for some time and we are beyond delighted that this has become a reality for us.
“Queryclick has seen fantastic growth over the last four years which is evident through rapidly expanding from launching an office in the Big Smoke just over two years ago to now landing in the Big Apple – two of the world’s biggest business capitals.
“In the past 12 months, we’ve had a rush of prestigious clients wins including strong global brands Hunter Boot which has expanded its campaign, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc and excitingly landed our first third sector client, SEED.
“We are in a strong position to have built a name as one of a handful of companies which can handle truly international campaigns and as we have a client base in 28 countries worldwide the move was a natural evolution for us.
“Opening an office in New York means we will be able to service our existing accounts with US-based clients Lochcarron and Hunter US more conveniently, and also give us the resources to invest in expanding our business into new territories.”
QueryClick is a full service search marketing agency, specialising in SEO, PPC and CRO to make websites perform better and helps its clients win more business from search engines.
The new office is located in the East Coast of lower Manhattan with lead designer and web developer, Alex Cowles, due to make the move to officially open the New York base in March.
It is expected that, soon thereafter, QueryClick will add to its 18-strong team and recruit a small team of local talent to help build the Queryclick brand and work across its expanding client base.
Chris added: “This is an exciting time for QueryClick and one which I hope we can share with a small team of new recruits as we progress with current clients and new business.
“The beauty of search marketing is that it can be applied to virtually any organisation and in the current competitive online market, companies of every size and sector now realise their online presence is more important than ever.
“Every time we go the extra mile to make sure a client is getting the best service possible, I’m reminded of the original reason we founded QueryClick and I know we are achieving our goals and improving the industry.
“I believe that our straightforward, down-to-earth approach will go down well in New York and I’m looking forward to seeing the business expand further.”
QueryClick, which launched in 2008 with just three members of staff now employees 18 people working on a diverse range of clients including multi-national FTSE 100 company, Aggreko, All Saints and Hunter.
More information about QueryClick and the services that they offer can be found at http://uk.queryclick.com
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