Press Release: Vertical Leap joins the Sideshow Group


Sideshow Group acquires leading search and insight agency: Vertical Leap

We are delighted to announce that Vertical Leap, one of the UK’s most successful search, insight and marketing technology companies is joining the fast growing independent Sideshow group.

Vertical Leap is an award-winning UK search marketing agency that combines intelligent algorithms with smart people; specialising in SEO, PPC, content, social and marketing technology. They cross digital agency skills with a software service, optimising marketing intelligence and visibility through specialist experts and a proprietary deep data platform.

Tony Hill from Sideshow said: ‘This news represents another important milestone in Sideshow’s development. It takes the group to a whole new level, and enables us to offer scale, resource and a broad range of expertise that is a real alternative for large brands that are looking for quality digital marketing support outside of the usual global networks and consultancies. From a personal perspective, I am so excited and pleased to start working with such a brilliant Vertical Leap team and an agency with such a strong reputation in the market.’ 

Matt Hopkins from Vertical Leap said: ‘We are very excited and proud to be joining the Sideshow group. We share a common vision for the future of digital marketing and our services complement each other so well. It’s an enormous opportunity for the Vertical Leap team to bring our unique approach and technology platform to the next level and we couldn’t be happier.

This announcement marks Sideshow’s second acquisition following the full service digital agency Strawberrysoup joining in 2013. Champions of original digital thinking, they design and develop best in class websites, mobile apps and create hard working social and search marketing campaigns. Their clients include Kenwood, The Body Shop and Pearson.

Sideshow is based in London and on the south coast. It works for global brands including BT, Visa and Prudential. It aims to be the no.1 independent digital marketing group in the UK, through the delivery of industry-leading expertise and business transforming digital experiences and communications. Revenues in the newly combined digital group are expected to exceed £10m in this financial year with staff numbers over 100.

Vertical Leap was advised by M&A advisory -

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