About Us

What is Albion?

Well, for starters, it’s more than an agency.

We like to think of ourselves as a creative business partner for entrepreneurial businesses.

That means we partner our clients, and can offer a full service all the way from nascent idea to fully operational, profitable business.

Our services

  • Brand

    • Audience analysis
    • Business strategy
    • Brand positioning
    • Brand naming & identity
  • Product

    • User research & testing
    • New product development
    • User experience design
    • Technology design & build
  • Communications

    • Community management
    • Sharable content
    • Brand response advertising
    • Performance marketing

We’ve helped create some game-changing businesses

Working with founders and innovators, we’ve helped to make some of the most disruptive businesses of the last decade happen:

  • Skype - £2.75bn

    Skype - £2.75bn
    (now worth $8.5bn)

  • Innocent - £300m

    Innocent Kids - £300m

  • Betfair - £2.75bn

    Betfair - £1.5bn

We’re helping big businesses develop ‘corporate startups’

We’re partnering with entrepreneurial clients inside corporate companies to create innovative new businesses and reach new markets:

  • giffgaff

    Social mobile network
    for

    Telefonica
  • Tu | me

    OTT communications app
    for

    Telefonica
  • Quotemehappy.com

    Online car insurance
    for

    Aviva

We’re working with some of the most interesting startups

Our base in Silicon Roundabout puts us right in the centre of the buzzy, exciting startup community. We’re founding mentors at Seedcamp, and have Saul Klein on board as a non-exec. Because of these connections, we get to work with exciting early-stage businesses like:

  • Funding Circle

    Funding Circle

  • AlertMe

    JustGiving

  • Housetrip

    Housetrip

We take a digital approach to everything

Whatever the media plan, whatever the budget; we believe an iterative, precision-targeted campaign using real-time data is the best possible solution.

Here are some we made earlier:

  • eBay

    eBay TV ads with a live feed from the web

  • Unibet Armchair

    Unibet Armchair: campaign targeted to real sports events

  • Slapometer

    Real-time election sentiment with Slapometer

We create ideas that are human, social, useful and simple

We’d love to banish annoyance from advertising. Who wouldn’t? Our aim is always to create communications that people actually enjoy and want to talk about. Like these:

  • Skype

    Skype Nomad social media campaign

  • Innocent

    Innocent Kids packaging

  • giffgaff

    giffgaff Facebook goodybags

We’re restless, experimental, curious – and hungry

We work similarly to the startup community around us. That means an open, networked approach driven by discovery and sharing.

  • Albion Society

    Thought-provoking talks from entrepreneurial speakers.

  • Albion Almanac

    Our weekly email digest of the best new links

  • A Space

    Our incubator space for startups

We’re doing our own thing

We like to dedicate some time to making things just for us. Or for fun. Or for profit. Sometimes all three. For example, we might design a program that makes some aspect of our jobs easier, then look at licensing it so other people can benefit too.

Here are three such things we’ve made recently:

Our current clients

												
  • Absolute Radio
  • AlertMe
  • Anthony Nolan
  • Chemist Direct
  • Comparethemarket
  • Epson
  • Funding Circle
  • GLL
  • Hackney Walk
  • Housetrip
  • Jose Cuervo
  • JustGiving
  • Quotemehappy.com
  • Smart Cells
  • Soluto
  • Stylus
  • Telefonica
  • TransferWise
  • Unibet
  • Unum
  • V Energy
  • Wonga.com
  • Youview
  • Zoopla