We're an award-winning data and technology-driven digital marketing agency with offices in Manchester and London and we've been around since 1995! In this section you can find out more about our history, team members, achievements and job vacancies.


UK Search Awards 2015

October 2015

Fast Web Media is nominated for an award at the UK Search Awards 2015.  Read more here.

North West Entrepreneur Awards 2015

September 2015

Fast Web Media’s CEO Mike Flynn is shortlisted for the North West Entrepreneur of the Year Award at EN Magazine’s North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015. Read more here.

Digital Entrepreneur Award 2015

August 2015

Fast Web Media’s CEO, Mike Flynn is shortlisted for the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2015. Read more about it here.

FWM Develops New Fontem Ventures Website

March 2015

Fast Web Media developed the new Fontem Ventures corporate website, with a sleek, modern design. Read more here.

The Ticket Factory Strikes weatherFIT Exclusivity Deal

March 2015

Leading ticket expert, The Ticket Factory partners with Fast Web Media to be the first and only ticketing agency to utilise our innovative PPC software;weatherFIT. Read more here.

New Silence Therapeutics Website

January 2015

Fast Web Media re-designed and built the new Silence Therapeutics website. Read more about it here.


EN Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

October 2014

Mike Flynn is Awarded the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the EN Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014

The Drum Digital Census 2014

September 2014

FWM was named Elite Agency in The Drum Digital Census 2014, ranked in 8th place overall.


August 2014

Leading Food to Go brand URBAN eat appoints Fast Web Media to manage its marketing activity across all digital and social media platforms.

FWM Annual Conference

July 2014

FWM hosted its 2014 annual team conference in Amsterdam

DADI Awards 2014

July 2014

FWM nominated for Best Use of Paid Search (PPC) award at the DADI Awards 2014 for our campaign with The Ticket Factory.

BBC List of Preferred Digital Agencies

May 2014

FWM successfully makes the BBC list of preferred technical agencies for Application Development and General Development

Recommended Agency Status

April 2014

FWM achieved Recommended Agency Status on the Recommended Agencies Register (RAR).  View our profile here.

weatherFIT Updates

January 2014

weatherFIT was updated to allow users to target PPC ads globally, and to also allow users to target ads based on weather forecasts, in addition to targeting based on real-time local weather.

Cobra's New Sitecore Website

January 2014

FWM launched Cobra’s new website using Sitecore. Read more about it here.


CIM Awards

November 2013

FWM shortlisted for four CIM Marketing Excellence Awards including Agency of the Year

UK Search Awards

October 2013

FWM’s campaign with The Ticket Factory nominated for Best PPC Campaign at the UK Search Awards

FWM WhoLooked Launch

October 2013

FWM launches WhoLooked; a B2B lead generation software that allows users to see which companies visited their website, and details about each visit

Entrepreneur of the Year nomination

September 2013

FWM CEO Mike Flynn shortlisted for Digital and Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the EN Magazine North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

FWM Amsterdam

September 2013

FWM opens offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Digitals Awards

June 2013

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

Rev Awards

May 2013

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

TFM&A Trade Show

February 2013

FWM exhibits weatherFIT at Technology for Marketing and Advertising Trade Show, Excel London


UK Search Awards

November 2012

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

European Search Awards

July 2012

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


UK Search Awards

November 2011

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

FWM BIGprofile Launch

August 2011

FWM Officially launches FWM BIGprofile; the industry’s first digital marketing solution that combines bespoke packages with standardised and scalable digital marketing techniques

University of Salford KTP

June 2011

FWM forms strategic partnership with University of Salford Business School for research and innovation in Search Marketing and Social Media

MediaCityUK Office Open

May 2011

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

London Office Opens

April 2011

New FWM London office opens on 48 Charlotte St, London


FWM Greece Minerva Campaign

April 2010

FWM Greece launches in Athens with digital marketing campaigns for Minerva

FWM weatherFIT Development

July 2010

FWM officially develops weatherFIT; an innovative software that allows users to target online ads or content based on real-time local weather conditions

Revolution Awards

April 2010

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


FWM CEO Mike Flynn MBO

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


4thegame Sold to Sportech PLC

November 2008

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

New Media Age Effectiveness Awards

June 2008

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

Microsoft buys FAST Search & Transfer

April 2008

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

Netherlands SEO expansion

February 2008

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

Search PPC Optimisation

January 2008

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


Big Chip Awards

May 2007

FWM wins Best Search Targeting Award for PremierLeague.com at the Big Chip Awards.


Search Marketing TV ad EuroNews

November 2006

FWM airs first ever TV ad for Search Marketing on Pan European TV network EuroNews. Watch the ad here

Revolution Awards

April 2006

FWM wins inaugural Best Use of Search Award at the Revolution Awards for Carling.com


FWM Search Engine Optimisation

April 2003

FWM launches 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 OTC Market


Sponsorship deal with Premier League

December 2001

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


CEO Mike Flynn

September 2000

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


Company Acquisition

July 1998

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


Carling Sponsorship

December 1996

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

Bima Awards

November 1996

CarlingNet wins the Best Web Magazine category at the BIMA Awards



December 1995

‘PremierNet’ becomes ‘CarlingNet’


November 1995

Company founded in Manchester to produce first Premier League website ‘PremierNet’