Our new home in London
It’s been over seven years since We Are Social’s co-founders, Robin and Nathan, set-up the agency with just their laptops and some borrowed office space. Fast forward to today, and we’re now over 150 people in London (not to mention our 400+ colleagues around the world) and it’s safe to say, we’ve come a long way since those early days.
We’d been based in Clerkenwell for as long as even most of the veterans here can remember, and our St John’s Sq home served us well. But in the last few years we’ve established whole new departments, won loads of great clients and become a bigger force in the marketing landscape.
So, with our Farringdon HQ no longer big enough to accommodate us, it was time to take We Are Social to a new home more fitting of the agency we are today. As you may have read in Campaign last week, we’ve moved to the amazing Alphabeta building in Finsbury Square.
Spanning 27,000 feet (over double the size of our last office), our space at Alphabeta has been designed by YourStudio to help our teams to be amazing at their jobs, and to deliver what our clients expect from a forward thinking agency.
The biggest change is undoubtedly our new in-house production capabilities. We now have three bespoke photo and film studios, allowing us to work on professional-quality production. We’ve been creating fast turnaround film, animation and photography content for our clients over the last three years, but now we’ll be able to do more of this at scale.
At We Are Social we also like to put on a good show, as anyone who’s attended one of our Social Smackdowns or 101 events can attest to. We’ll be doing more of this from now on, with a large ‘Town Hall’ area designed for large-scale seminars and speaker events.
Alphabeta has already been featured by the BBC due to the fact we’re apparently London’s first cycle-in office (it’s easier than the reporter makes it looks here, I promise!) – and for sporting fanatics there’s also a basketball court and squash courts on site. And of course, no We Are Social office would be complete without our precious ping pong and foosball tables.
We’ve been here for just over a week, and already the agency feels like a more energetic, creative place to be; we’re looking forward to creating lots more award-winning work under our new roof. Here’s to the beginning of another chapter in We Are Social’s growth!
We Are Social currently has 15 open roles across its client services, creative, research & insight, editorial, strategy and design teams. For more information on how you can be part of one of the world’s fastest growing agencies, contact Lauren Tibbetts.