Six media agencies make the AFR Fast 100 list of 2022


Cube Online came in at #31 followed by Awaken at #33 and Signifi Media #35

Six media agencies have made the 2022 Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 list, celebrating Australia’s fastest growing companies.

Cube Online, founded by Tony Van-Eyk, made the AFR Fast 100 list at #31. The company – based in Sydney’s Rosebery – provides local marketing, customer experience and reputation management to small businesses and retailers, according to the publication.

Following in #33 is Awaken, established by Chris Parker in 2014 who is founder and CEO of the company.

The publication noted that the agency designs creative for an array of mediums such as TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, television, Spotify and podcasts. The agency also creates creative strategy and handles media placement.

Parker said: “I am so grateful to have Awaken on an AFR list for a third year in a row. The AFR awards are a coveted recognition of the growth of a business, but to us it is the recognition of the incredible work of our people and culture that has enabled us to grow exponentially year on year.”

Signifi Media, an online marketing and digital solutions agency based in Perth, makes the list at #35.

The agency, co-founded by Matt Cahill and Nick Sertis, has a presence in 11 countries and has further plans to expand across Europe.

“You can only do so much from behind the computer when you’re in growth phase. When you meet someone in person, you get to form relationships and get to know the executive team you’re going to partner with. It’s good to break bread and talk about other things rather than just talk about work, and business logically follows after that,” Cahill told the publication.

In at #45 is Publift which was established in 2015 by former Google employee Colm Dolan. The Sydney-based company is an ad tech business that provides technology solutions to online publishers.

Half Dome

Melbourne independent media agency Half Dome made the list at #74. It has been quite a year for the agency with the agency winning clients including GMHBA, Petspiration Group, Ego Pharmaceuticals and the Melbourne Racing Club.

Joe Frazer, Half Dome’s head of growth, said: “The primary pillar of growth for Half Dome to date is client retention and this has undoubtedly been the bedrock of our success over recent years.

“When our clients are happy, our agency is happy, and we are forever thankful for the type of clients we have attracted since inception – they are innovative, fast- moving, and eager to engage on a profound level.

Independent full service media agency Kaimera, lead by founder and CEO Nick Behr, made #77 on the annual list. The agency has had quiet a successful year with client wins and growth following a recent senior appointments and new office location.

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Top image: Chris Parker from Awaken

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