the7stars is the UK’s largest independent media agency, offering the best people, the best service and the best creative media campaigns.
We started life in 2005. Our reasons then were our reasons now. Fundamentally, we think that media is too important to be commoditised by big buying networks. We believe that advertisers deserve better accountability and complete transparency from their media partner, and we know that industry best work comes from industry best people, regardless of media budget. So we set a business goal to create a better place for people to work with a truly unique and progressive culture. An agency with a big difference – one that values long term relationships with both its clients and its people.
16 years on we have achieved all this and more. We were crowned Media Agency of the Year three times in three years by both Media Week and Campaign Magazine, we have been listed in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work league for the last eight years, and we are listed in the Telegraph’s 1000 Companies to inspire Britain. We have grown our business every single year, created award-winning work for our clients, and have consistently achieved outstanding media value.
In a commoditised and consolidated media landscape, we believe we are doing something truly unique – an entrepreneurial and innovative way of doing great work.
We plan and buy all media channels including TV, Press, Outdoor, Radio, Cinema, Digital (Display, PPC, SEO, Programmatic, VOD, VOL, Affiliates & Social – including influencers).
Our Data team offers services from full econometrics, marketing mix modelling, TV attribution to data . Our large Strategy and Insight team offer a range of services from bespoke brand tracking to qualitative and quantitative audience analysis. Our Partnerships team deliver content and talent partnerships including ad-funded , licensing agreements, talent management, brand partnerships, product placement and content.
In 2020, we extended our capabilities into creative strategy, advertising and content creation (including full production).
AG Barr, Bauer Media Group, CALM, Capital One, Coral, First Rail, Fortnum and Mason, FreeNow, Ginsters, Gousto, Great Western Railway, Gymbox, H&M, Iceland, Internet Matters, James Villa Holidays, JD Williams, Kingsmill, Lionsgate+, Lotus, N Brown Group, Nintendo, Papa John's, Penguin Random House, People's Postcode Lottery, Pizza Express, Royal Mail, Sandals, Simply Be, Sony Music Entertainment (Columbia, Ministry of Sound), Soreen, Suzuki, TransPennine Express, TSB, Warner Music Group (ADA, Atlantic Records, Rhino, Warner Records), Yellow Tail and more.
Global Search Awards - Best Use of Search (Travel/Leisure PPC - Large) - Avanti West Coast
Clear Channel Outdoor Media Awards - Brand Building (Bronze) - H&M
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 - Big Company
Campaign Agency of the Year Awards - Independent Media Agency
Campaign Best Places to Work 2023 (Large Companies)
Campaign Media Awards - Creative Idea: Budget under £250k - CALM x ITV
Campaign Media Awards - Public Sector & Charities - CALM x ITV
Digiday Marketing and Advertising Awards Europe - Best Collaboration - Gousto Beats on Spotify
The Newsworks Awards 2022 - Best Contextual Campaign - TSB
Magnetic Media Spotlight Awards - Agency of the Year
The Sunday Times - Best Companies To Work For - 4th Best Large Company
Effie Awards - Sustained Success (Services) - Silver
Media Week Awards 2022 - Large Collaboration (Over £250K) - Silver
Media Week Awards 2022 - Media Idea (Launch) - Bronze
Media Week Awards 2022 - Econometrics - Bronze
The Marketing Society Awards 2022 - Successful and Effective Partnerships - Ancestry
Thinkbox TV Planning Awards 2022 - Best ongoing use of TV - Gousto
Campaign Best Place to Work 2022 (Large Companies)
Advertising Association - ALL IN Champions 2022
Media Research Group Awards 2021 - Best Research Initiative (with Vitreous World) - Voices4All
IPA Effectiveness Accreditation 2021
Media Week Awards 2021 - Media Idea (Under £250K) - Bronze
Media Week Awards 2021 - Econometrics - Bronze
Outdoor Media Awards - Cross-Channel Award - Gold
Campaign Best Places to Work 2021 - 2nd Place
The Sunday Times - Best Companies To Work For - 4th Best Mid-Sized Media and Marketing Company