Forward3D is a cultured and diverse digital marketing agency working in an inspiring environment. We have established a global reputation through our success across all digital channels; including paid search, natural search, display and social platforms.
The agency evolved from a PPC affiliate agency called Trafficbroker, which began running campaigns in 2004. We spent our own money in a meticulous way and generated revenue through making data-led decisions. Performance has always been at our core.
What was quickly evident as we grew was the need to adapt to overcome the scaling, data and linguistic challenges we were facing. This led to the adoption of an agile working methodology, building a dedicated cross-border marketing division, along with the development of our technology platform, Stage.
Forward3D's growth and values have been shaped by the agency's history. Striving to continually improve performance over a number of years has manifested itself in our bespoke technology platform, our agile approach and our rapid acquisition of an impressive client list.
After reading an e-book called ‘GoogleCash’, Neil Hutchinson founds TrafficBroker, a digital marketing agency specialising in sending traffic to clients via Google AdWords.
TrafficBroker becomes a full-service agency and grows organically to over £20m in revenues. We achieve this scale without raising any external capital, which enables us to diversify our activities in later years.
In 2007, the agency adopts an agile management style enabled by the development of our proprietary management tool, Cardwall. The tool can be used by the staff across different departments and also clients to keep track of project progress and priorities.
TrafficBroker wins its first big client, Hilton Hotels.
In 2009, we create a holding company structure with Forward Internet Group as the parent and TrafficBroker becomes Forward3D. Martin McNulty is appointed as Managing Director.
With a focus on long-term sustainability through campaign based content marketing, data analysis and on-site tech expertise, Forward3D introduces an SEO department.
The agency develops bespoke PPC software, Syracusa, to help achieve a more user-friendly and functional use of AdWords. It also becomes available to external users.
Lovehoney Appoints Forward3D for Paid Search and The Hospital Group Appoints Forward3D for Paid Search and Display.
Driven by the demand for multichannel services from our existing client base and fulled by our expertise in biddable media, we establish a Display department.
Space.NK.apothecary Appoints Forward3D for Paid Search.
Reflecting our growth, we open offices in Seoul, Shanghai and New York to support our international work with clients.
The NET-A-PORTER Group (NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER and THE OUTNET) appoints Forward3D for Paid Search.
ASOS, New Look, Debenhams, John Lewis, Intuit are added to Forward3D's client list.
The agency develops a new multi channel attribution model capable of allocating weight dynamically, based on the observed performance of a given channel in a given position.
Forward3D becomes the first international independent agency to become a fully certified partner of Naver, the dominant South Korean search engine.
Hertz, Shopstyle, British Airways and Ralph Lauren appoint Forward3D for Paid Search, Content Marketing, Attribution, Display and International Marketing.
Forward3D becomes the only UK based digital marketing agency invited to become a certified partner of the leading Russian social media platform, VK.
ActionAid and the Labelux Group (Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff) appoint Forward3D for Paid Search, Content Marketing and Display.
Marking our continued growth, Forward3D establishes an office in Tokyo.
To accommodate the company's ongoing growth, Forward3D moves its London office to bigger premises in Aldgate.