You may not have heard of 99designs – but it’s no exaggeration to describe the company as a global tech success story.
After eight consecutive years of double digit growth, 99designs has become the world’s largest graphic design marketplace.
With annual revenue approaching $60m, its platform is used by over 10,000 companies every month to outsource their design and logo tasks to its global community of 1.2m freelancers – spread across 192 countries.
99designs also pays out an average $3.5m each month to its freelancers – more than any other agency – and since starting business in 2008, it’s paid out a total of $142m.
And with Europe becoming an increasingly important area of its business, we were charged with elevating its media presence across the UK and the continent. So during a lightning 24-hour stay in London, we made sure CEO Patrick Llewellyn was kept very busy.
The day began with a feature interview with CNBC – the perfect platform for Patrick to attract the eye of the financial community. The story was quickly picked up by the Huffington Post, AOL, Yahoo! and MSN.
And additional coverage is looming. Off camera, we also organised interviews with journalists from Growth Business and Forbes.
Watch this space!