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2014


FWM Annual Conference

July 2014

FWM hosted its 2014 annual team conference in Amsterdam


BBC List of Preferred Digital Agencies

May 2014

FWM successfully makes the BBC list of preferred technical agencies for Application Development and General Development


Recommended Agency Status

April 2014

FWM achieved Recommended Agency Status on the Recommended Agencies Register (RAR).  View our profile here.


weatherFIT Updates

January 2014

weatherFIT was updated to allow users to target PPC ads globally, and to also allow users to target ads based on weather forecasts, in addition to targeting based on real-time local weather.


Cobra's New Sitecore Website

January 2014

FWM launched Cobra’s new website using Sitecore. Read more about it here.

2013


CIM Awards

November 2013

FWM shortlisted for four CIM Marketing Excellence Awards including Agency of the Year


UK Search Awards

October 2013

FWM’s campaign with The Ticket Factory nominated for Best PPC Campaign at the UK Search Awards


FWM WhoLooked Launch

October 2013

FWM launches WhoLooked; a B2B software that allows users to see which companies visited their website, and details about each visit


Entrepreneur of the Year nomination

September 2013

FWM CEO Mike Flynn shortlisted for Digital and Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the EN Magazine North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards


FWM Amsterdam

September 2013

FWM opens offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


The Digitals Awards

June 2013

Fast Web Media wins Retail Award and Innovative New Technology Award at The Digitals


Rev Awards

May 2013

Fast Web Media wins Best use of Search Award for weatherFIT at the Rev Awards


TFM&A Trade Show

February 2013

FWM exhibits weatherFIT at Technology for Marketing and Advertising Trade Show, Excel London

2012


UK Search Awards

November 2012

Fast Web Media wins Best PPC Management Award for weatherFIT at the UK Search Awards


European Search Awards

July 2012

Fast Web Media wins four awards, including the Grand Prix and Innovation at the European Search Awards

2011


UK Search Awards

November 2011

Fast Web Media wins four awards, including the Grand Prix and Best Agency prizes, at the UK Search Awards


FWM BIGprofile Launch

August 2011

FWM Officially launches FWM BIGprofile; the industry’s first digital marketing solution that combines bespoke packages with standardised and scalable digital marketing techniques


University of Salford KTP

June 2011

FWM forms strategic partnership with University of Salford Business School for research and innovation in Search Marketing and Social Media


MediaCityUK Office Open

May 2011

Manchester operation moves to exciting new location in Salford’s MediaCityUK


London Office Opens

April 2011

New FWM London office opens on 48 Charlotte St, London

2010


FWM Greece Minerva Campaign

April 2010

FWM Greece launches in Athens with digital marketing campaigns for Minerva


FWM weatherFIT Development

July 2010

FWM officially develops weatherFIT; an innovative software that allows users to target online ads or content based on real-time local weather conditions


Revolution Awards

April 2010

FWM wins the Best Use of Search award again at the Revolution Awards, this time for the work on Bravissimo.com

2009


FWM CEO Mike Flynn MBO

July 2009

FWM CEO Mike Flynn leads MBO from Microsoft ownership. New Ownership of the Manchester, UK based Limited Company by Simpson Finance, Mike Flynn, GPRS Technology Fund and several smaller shareholdings

2008


4thegame Sold to Sportech PLC

November 2008

4thegame sold to Sportech PLC, owners of the New Football Pools


New Media Age Effectiveness Awards

June 2008

FWM wins at the New Media Age Effectiveness Awards for Carling.com in the Consumer Products and Services category


Microsoft buys FAST Search & Transfer

April 2008

Microsoft buys FWM’s major shareholder (FAST Search & Transfer) in $1.3billion deal. FWM becomes a Microsoft subsidiary


Netherlands SEO expansion

February 2008

Expansion into Europe with Dutch language SEO and successful client business in the Netherlands


Search PPC Optimisation

January 2008

Search department adds full Pay Per Click optimisation and management with addition of Bravissimo as a major new client

2007


Big Chip Awards

May 2007

FWM wins Best Search Targeting Award for PremierLeague.com at the Big Chip Awards.

2006


Search Marketing TV ad EuroNews

November 2006

FWM airs first ever TV ad for Search Marketing on Pan European TV network EuroNews. Watch the ad here


Revolution Awards

April 2006

FWM win inaugural Best Use of Search Award at the Revolution Awards for Carling.com

2003


FWM Search Engine Optimisation

April 2003

FWM launches Search Engine Optimisation services with clients including Carling and the Premier League


Spinout

May 2003

Spinout from Fast Search & Transfer ASA, as Total Sports Online ASA floated on Norwegian OTC Market

2001


Sponsorship deal with Premier League

December 2001

Major sponsorship deal with new Premier league title sponsor. Website rebranded as 4thegame – The official website of the Barclaycard Premiership

2000


CEO Mike Flynn

September 2000

Mike Flynn joins as new CEO from Bass Brewery where he was Director of Sponsorship

1998


Company Acquisition

July 1998

Company bought by Fast Search & Transfer ASA- a major internet infrastructure corporation focusing on Search and Image/Video software

1996


Carling Sponsorship

December 1996

Website sponsored by Carling, the first ever Premier League title sponsor


Bima Awards

November 1996

CarlingNet wins the Best Web Magazine category at the BIMA Awards

1995


CarlingNet

December 1995

‘PremierNet’ becomes ‘CarlingNet’


PremierNet

November 1995

Company founded in Manchester to produce first Premier League website ‘PremierNet’