Newcastle creative agency DDCA aims for £1m turnover following account wins

The four year-old Ouseburn firm saw turnover rise 50% to £600,000 in 2014, and now has its sights on the £1m milestone

Danielle Dunn
Danielle Dunn

Creative agency DDCA aims to reach £1m turnover in the next financial year following a 50% growth in sales last year.

The Ouseburn-based multichannel marketing firm, which was founded by managing director Danielle Dunn four years ago, saw turnover rise to £600,000 in 2014.

DDCA’s growth in accounts across sectors such as leisure, beauty and fashion, led to four new hires over the last 12 months, bringing the current workforce to 12.

Ms Dunn, who took her team to visit Facebook earlier this year, said: “We have undergone a period of rapid growth and we put that down to understanding the needs of our clients, ensuring we go above and beyond in fulfilling their business aims and objectives by delivering a quality bespoke service.

“We were particularly delighted to be able to welcome a raft of new talent on board during this last year.

“The marketing landscape is evolving quickly and it’s important to recognise that graduates from the region’s four universities really do have their finger on the pulse in terms of what people are reading, talking about and how they are interacting online, how people are buying, what’s hot and what’s not.

“It’s crucial now that, as an agency, we take this growth and enjoy a period of bedding in the enlarged team we have and cement the reputation we have carved out in design, digital and creative communications.”

Work so far has included the launch of a “Blogger Outreach service”, leading on NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week blogger preview event and involvement in a charity scheme, Coderdojo, which teaches children about coding.

Ms Dunn added: “2014 was a fruitful year for DDCA and 2015 is shaping up to be even better. We’re taking active steps to expand our services further into sectors such as health and beauty, leisure, and property.

“The team visited Facebook earlier this year. It was amazing to see the unique way that a company like that works and hopefully we can implement some of their ideas into DDCA.

“Creating a strong, team-based and forward facing company culture is hugely important, as that will allow us to further deliver high quality service to our clients and allow us to flourish as an agency in the digital industry.”

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