Teesside pay-per-click specialist Mabo Media has added four new employees to its growing team as the firm celebrates further award recognition.
The Middlesbrough-based digital firm, which specialises in the management of PPC advertising, has been shortlisted for two awards at the 2018 Northern Digital Awards, and for digital business of the year at the FSB Awards.
Mabo, which was shortlisted along with eight other UK firms for the Best Small PPC Agency at the 2017 UK Search Awards, will be the only Teesside-based agency represented at the Northern Digital Awards this year.
The news comes as Mabo recruits four new staff members, boosting its workforce to 26, with Adam Petson, Richard Graham, Paisleigh Hagan and Joe Foley all joining the team at Boho Five in Middlesbrough.
Mabo says it plans to recruit another six in the first quarter of the year – and aims to have a team of 45 by the end of 2018 as part of its ambitious growth plan.
The firm’s head of paid search Rob Jackson said: “We went through a very thorough recruitment process to ensure we picked the right people to take us forward.
“We have a lot of confidence that the four guys we’ve picked will go on to become an integral part of our team, and help ensure we continue to offer the highest levels of service.
“Personally I am very proud of where we have come as an agency in such a short period of time. I was recruit number two at Mabo Media, so I have watched us grow from an ambitious start-up to a company that now employs 26.
“But we have no intention of stopping there and plan on taking on up to six new members of staff in the first quarter of 2018.”
Mabo says it will continue to invest in local people, with managing director Lee Mableson adding: “2017 was a great year for us – we’ve managed to double the clients we service as well as the number of local people we employ, and this year has the potential to be even bigger and better.
“We’re based right in the middle of the fastest-growing digital cluster in the country, so we’re in the perfect place to continue this level of growth and achieve our goals.”