Agency CEOs to join special webinar event unveiling this year's Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies

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by David Prior

Two of the North's most inspiring agency CEOs will join Prolific North for a special webinar that will also give participants an exclusive first look at 2020's Top 50 Digital Agencies ranking.

Dean Benson, CEO of Visualsoft, and Chris Attewell, CEO of Search Laboratory, will take part in a special virtual event to be held at 4pm on Thursday May 21st.

In recent years we have marked the unveiling of our benchmark Top 50 rankings with an exclusive event and dinner, but given the current restrictions we have decided to take it online-only - but there will still be much for anyone in the digital and agency world to benefit from.

Dean and Chris will be participating in a fireside chat about the opportunities and challenges for agency leaders during the current crisis.

We will then reveal the much-anticipated Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies 2020 list - with the list published on the Prolific North website the following morning.

Dean Benson, CEO of Visualsoft, will be joining the webinar

Dean launched eCommerce and digital marketing agency Visualsoft in 1998 and now employs a team of over 280, across three UK offices in Teesside, Newcastle and Manchester.

A recognised North East business leader, he is heavily involved in investing in the tech sector with a keen eye for future growth opportunities. 

Chris Attewell, CEO of Search Laboratory

Chris’s journey with Leeds-based Search Laboratory started in 2012 when he joined the company as a Senior Business Development Manager. In 2014, he moved to New York to launch Search Laboratory’s US office, and in 2018, was appointed CEO.

He now provides strategic leadership and direction for the 150-strong agency's operations in the UK and the US, working with clients and internal teams to deliver profitable online customer acquisition campaigns across multiple countries.

Digital industry leaders came together for last year's Top 50 reveal in Manchester

The 2020 Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies ranking will be the eighth year we have run the benchmark initiative.

It is widely regarded as the definitive listing of the North’s leading digital agencies spanning SEO and PPC, web, content, mobile and e-commerce.

Created in association with partners Mustard Research, the list is based on financial information including balance sheets, turnover, pre-tax profit, headcount and growth.