Hot on the heels of being included in Econsultancy’s top ten recommended social media agencies, we have made it into the Reputation Online listing.

And more importantly into the top 5 ‘most respected agencies’ and ‘ones to watch’.


Thanks to all those that voted for us and congratulations to others on the list.

Sadly this good news is somewhat marred by the fact that Reputation Online closed on the day the results came out.

Back when this was just a twinkle in the publisher’s eye, I worked closely with Centaur to create a magazine for the burgeoning social media industry. And two years later it is the central point of the UK social media community. Not least, because it was led by the superb editor, @vikkichowney. Vikki is the heart of the industry and made sure that the site was always topical and a jolly good read.

But in these hard economic times, and I guess tough decisions had to be made.

Although I do find it surprising that it wasn’t considered an investment by the publisher. As the magazine closes, the top 100 list is showing a social business in growth. A diverse range of agencies from boutique to mainstream are claiming success in social media ventures. An industry where there is a great deal of opportunity for future revenues.

I suspect the industry will bounce back and coalesce around an alternative news and feature source. But we will miss Reputation Online a great deal. And all of us here at immediate future wish Vikki and her team the very best for the future.

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