Digital Next was launched by brothers Justin and Mark Blackhurst, driven by a desire to offer something different and break barriers in the world of digital marketing. With perseverance and knowledge, their fundamental mission remains the same today, followed by our ever-growing team to reach success.
After a great first year in business, 2010 saw Digital Next partner with some of the UK’s largest companies from industries like legal, retail, travel and sport; some of whom are still with us today.
In just 2 years, we reached an important milestone of £1 million turnover, and quickly realised the business was on to something great. This was the start of our journey to success.
We were featured in The Times, in an article discussing successful directors and their hard work, which gave us some brilliant national exposure to help us grow and continue to succeed.
Digital Next announced the acquisition of Just Search, the industry leaders of old, turning our business into a fully-integrated agency with a brand new offering for clients.
n 2014, we partnered with EE on their latest advertising campaign, which publicised the launch of their new Business Connect tariff. Our very own CEO appeared in the newspaper and TV ad, and it has remained a proud business moment ever since.
Our progression in the UK has led us to success overseas too. We now have a presence in 5 countries; most notably, our team in Melbourne, Australia has grown from strength to strength.
Following our successful partnership with Online Group, Digital Next demonstrated continued organic growth. The business quickly caught the eye of an influential tech entrepreneur in the North West; Scott Fletcher MBE.
In 2017 we were recognised as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing technology companies in the north. We also won the Federation of Small Business’ Business of the Year Award.
We received accreditation from Google to recognise our service for our clients, after demonstrating our team of certified experts and proven results in PPC. This gave us Google Premier Partner status, allowing us to drive further success for our clients online.
We have contributed to two significant books, writing our own chapters in Doing Business After Brexit and Cyber Security Law and Guidance.
We hosted a charity cricket event, bringing together local businesses for a day of sport and fundraising for Greater Manchester Youth Network, to support young vulnerable people.
Our CEO Justin attended Facebook’s conference in London, with key speakers from Facebook itself as well as Uber and Starling Bank, offering fascinating insights into their marketing strategies.
Reaching out for our customers in new ways during the pandemic and helping them digitally transform and adapt to the internet revolution once and for all.
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