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Our History

From its inception in 2007, Metalfrog Studios Limited has grown exponentially into the full service digital marketing agency you see today. Born out of a passion for doing things better, we have proven that our unique business model is what businesses need, and our own business has flourished as a result.

The beginning

Back in 2007, our founder and managing director, Chris Wheeler, had a vision of a better way to do web design. At that time it was the ‘norm’ to go to one company for your website design, another for your SEO and someone else again for your marketing. Armed with years of experience of designing and developing websites for a range of businesses, Chris believed there was another way to do things.

Metalfrog was born, and immediately we started to see the benefits of Chris’ all in one approach. Businesses were saving time, money and effort by allowing our agency to handle all their digital marketing needs, and within a few years the company had grown from a handful of employees to a full, busy office of industry professionals.

Growth and recognition

In 2011, Metalfrog received the ultimate boost when they were picked as a winner for Theo Paphitis’ ‘Small Business Sunday’ initiative. The boom in trade and increased exposure probably contributed to Metalfrog receiving their second award in 2012, when they were picked by the Eastern Daily Press as a Future 50 company.

So rapid was our growth, Metalfrog soon outgrew our existing business premises, moving to a new location at Horsham St Faith in 2013. Soon after this, we received government approval to develop apps for various departments, collaborating with leading agencies around the UK to deliver this project.

By 2013, our overall revenue had increased to £360,000 from £220,000 the previous year. This gave us the scope to introduce a new social media management team and to invest in more technology for the future.

Managing director, Chris Wheeler, said of our growth:

“People are beginning to realise how valuable digital marketing is to their business. Our challenges are to keep producing cutting edge, world-leading products which make money for our clients, as well as keeping up with innovation, and innovating ourselves.

“We believe our model is unique and, although this can cost significantly more than others in the region, the return on investment proves that you get what you pay for when you partner with us.”

The future

The digital world is ever changing, evolving and challenging us in new ways. Our aim is to keep our business cutting edge, to stay abreast of the latest changes, trends and developments, and to ensure our clients are able to harness the power of new technology to get the very best for their business.

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