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Digital & Media Agency Bonded Celebrate Northern Digital Award Win

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Published Date 15.06.2023

Bonded Agency is delighted to have been awarded ‘Best Digital Marketing Campaign – Finance’ at the Northern Digital Awards 2023, kickstarting a year of significant growth for the digital and media agency.

The award recognises the Newcastle-based digital and media agency’s pay-per-click marketing efforts with longstanding client One Utility Bill.

The campaign was awarded the win thanks to the overall results translating to an 81% year-on-year increase in leads delivered via paid search and social. The work focussed on reaching new customers through paid search, made particularly difficult during a transition to Google’s new campaign type, Performance Max, as well as expansion to new audiences on paid social through the testing of new creative, and highly considered targetting.

A meticulous approach to both testing and understanding the client’s business enabled the campaign to deliver the substantial YoY increase in leads, smashing both an initial, and a stretch target set by the client. The volume proved so great that the client eventually had to pause the campaign due to not having the capacity to deal with the volume of leads, a phenomenal result in a competitive and expensive niche.

Steve Underwood, Managing Director of Bonded said: “Being awarded Best Finance Campaign, particularly for work in tough and competitive channels like paid search and paid social is the dream start to 2023. It’s a fantastic testament to the team working on the account who went over and above to understand, and then crucially to deliver on our client’s needs.”

“The majority of industry narrative today is about tech and automation and it’s easy for marketers to lose sight of what matters. We’re at the cutting edge of these developments, however, we value human connection much more. To win this award for a client with whom we have a strong and ongoing partnership is incredibly rewarding and confirmation that our core values enable us to deliver the best work. Huge congratulations to all of the winners, once again proving that a great

community of experts here in the North East continues to deliver world-leading results and expertise.”

About Bonded

Bonded is a digital and media agency that prioritises connection. We build deep connections with our clients, meaning they can connect best with the audience that matters to them. Our team is focussed on maximising results, which is built into our core values. We achieve this by investing in senior client-facing consultants and channel specialists and using industry-leading tools and processes to create efficiencies. This is especially important where, in a fast-paced and ever-changing world, brands need to prioritise human connection to stay ahead of the curve.

We have delivered results for brands including Rugby League World Cup and Manchester Airport Group, with our breadth of services spanning digital marketing, media strategy, and audience profiling.

Launched in 2021 to fill a growing gap in the market left by digital technology and automation by four former figures from the Dentsu network, Bonded is set to move into bespoke premises in the heart of Newcastle city centre in Q2 2023. The move will both accommodate a growing team and facilitate better collaborative working, as well as provide a space to host knowledge-sharing events.

Along with delivering on client projects, we are passionate about innovating to create new products, sharing knowledge in the industry, and building a positive working environment that supports health and wellbeing. In 2022 we launched a new committee for NABS – the advertising and media industry’s wellbeing charity, and we champion the RED January initiative – a national movement that promotes the benefits of exercise for positive mental health and wellbeing.

To find out more about Bonded, visit our website.

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