For the third consecutive year, Clutch, the foremost ranking and review site for B2B service providers, has named Catchword #1 agency worldwide for branding. And if this award weren’t honor enough, the ranker just released its Global 1000 list, revealing that Catchword is the highest ranked company in the world for any service—that’s #1 of more than 150,000 service providers in 35 countries.
“We are beyond proud, incredibly grateful, and honestly a bit dazed by the news,” said Catchword principal and cofounder Maria Cypher. “Catchword ranked #2 among all Clutch agencies last year, and the numbers suggested we had captured the lead for 2021, but actually seeing our name at the top of the list is … well, hard to process. We have worked so hard for so many years because we love what we do and are dedicated to providing the best possible creative and customer service to our clients. It is both incredibly gratifying and humbling to see that dedication recognized.”
The Global 1000, Clutch’s most prestigious award, is given to the best companies from around the world across all B2B services ranked by Clutch, including SEO, web and software development, web design, mobile app development, IT, and business services as well as advertising and marketing. Only the top .07% of agencies make the cut.
“After an unpredictable year during an unprecedented time, our company is proud to highlight the top industry leaders in the global B2B market,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “With an impressive background of services, skillsets, and more, these companies have consistently proven their commitment to customers while remaining the top service providers in their fields.”
The Global 1000 is in its fourth year, with Catchword in the #2 spot last year, up from #3 in 2019 and #9 in 2018.
For all its awards, Clutch analyzes each company across four criteria:
- Recency, number, and quality of Clutch-verified reviews
- Portfolio of clients
- Services offered and experience providing those services
- Brand reputation and market visibility
The Branding Agency Award was new in 2019, when Catchword took the top spot and retained in 2020, a complement to the Naming Agency Award, which Catchword has captured every year since the competition began in 2017.
“Catchword has a brilliant team, talented partners, and fantastic clients—you are all a part of this honor,” said principal Mark Skoultchi. “This year we were thrilled to work with Tiktok-Bytedance, FICO, Thermo-Fisher, and Indeed, and continue our close relationship with PwC. A special thank you to our clients who took the time to tell the Clutch analysts about their experiences. We wouldn’t be here without you.”
Clutch is the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, marketing, and business service providers. Each month, more than half a million buyers and sellers of services use the Clutch platform, with the user base growing by more than 50% each year.