Fast Web Media is a data and technology-driven digital marketing agency with offices in MediaCityUK and London. The company provides clients with award-winning digital marketing services, specialising in search marketing, technical development, social media and mobile. In 2011, FWM announced a strategic partnership with the University of Salford Business School for research and innovation in search marketing and social media.

Led by CEO Mike Flynn, Fast Web Media has developed FWM BIGprofile, which combines the power of search marketing, social media and digital PR to significantly raise a brand’s profile, as well as multi-award winning cloud based PPC tool weatherFIT, which lets users control PPC adverts based on current weather. WeatherFIT has won numerous awards, including most recently the 'Innovative New Technology' and 'Retail' Awards at The Digitals 2013, and previously the 'Best Use of Search Marketing' Award at the Revs 2013. In 2012 it won the award for 'Best PPC Management Tool' at the UK Search Awards and the 'Innovation' and 'Grand Prix' Awards at the European Search Awards.

Company History

June 2013

Fast Web Media wins Retail Award and Innovative New Technology Award at The Digitals

May 2013

Fast Web Media wins Best use of Search Award for weatherFIT at the Rev Awards

November 2012

Fast Web Media wins Best PPC Management Award for weatherFIT at the UK Search Awards

July 2012

Fast Web Media wins four awards, including the Grand Prix at the European Search Awards

November 2011

Fast Web Media wins four awards, including the Grand Prix and Best Agency prizes, at the UK Search Awards

June 2011

FWM forms strategic partnership with University of Salford Business School for research and innovation in search marketing and social media

May 2011

Manchester operation moves to exciting new location in Salford's MediaCityUK

April 2011

New FWM London office opens on 48 Charlotte St, London

August 2010

FWM Greece launches in Athens with digital marketing campaigns for Minerva

April 2010

FWM wins the Best Use of Search award again at the Revolution Awards, this time for the work on Bravissimo.com

July 2009

FWM CEO Mike Flynn leads MBO from Microsoft ownership. New Ownership of the Manchester, UK based Limited Company by Simpson Finance, Mike Flynn, GPRS Technology Fund and several smaller shareholdings

Nov 2008

4thegame sold to Sportech PLC, owners of the New Football Pools

June 2008

Carling.com wins at the New Media Age Effectiveness Awards in the Consumer Products and Services category

April 2008

Microsoft buys FWM's major shareholder (FAST Search & Transfer) in $1.3billion deal. FWM becomes a Microsoft subsidiary

Feb 2008

Expansion into Europe with Dutch language SEO and successful client business in the Netherlands

Jan 2008

Search department adds full Pay Per Click optimisation and management with addition of Bravissimo as a major new client

May 2007

FWM successful at the Big Chip Awards for Best Search Targeting on PremierLeague.com

Nov 2006

FWM airs first ever TV ad for Search Marketing on Pan European TV network EuroNews

April 2006

FWM win inaugural Best Use of Search award at the Revolution Awards for Carling.com

June 2003

FWM launch Search Engine Optimisation services with clients including Carling and the Premier League

May 2003

Spinout from Fast Search & Transfer ASA, as Total Sports Online ASA floated on Norwegian Stock Market

Dec 2001

Major sponsorship deal with new Premier league title sponsor. Website rebranded as 4thegame - The official website of the Barclaycard Premiership

Sept 2000

Mike Flynn joins as new CEO from Bass where he was Director of Sponsorship

July 1998

Company bought by Fast Search & Transfer ASA- a major internet infrastructure corporation focusing on Search and Image/Video software

Dec 1996

CarlingNet wins the Best Web Magazine category at the BIMA Awards

Nov 1996

Website sponsored by Carling, the first ever Premier League title sponsor

Nov 1994

Company founded in Manchester to produce first Premier League website