WME Group

WME Group has gone from a bedroom startup to one of the leading digital marketing agencies in Australia with operations in seven countries, employing more than 450 people with annual revenue approaching $50million. SMWY has been part of that journey during WME Group’s period of rapid expansion.

Working with WME Group since 2015 saw SMWY relied upon to lead its public relations charge during the biggest phase of the expansion. This included media as well as business relations to increase awareness of both WME Group and founder Nick Bell.

The agency landscape in Australia is heavily fought over—competing against already-established agencies with deep client relationships is particularly challenging. Some of the biggest names in the global landscape have failed to make it in Australia.

Since working with SMWY, WME Group and Nick Bell have featured in a variety of media including primetime TV, mainstream and niche digital, heavy-hitting print media and radio.

Bell debuted on the 2016 BRW Young Rich List while his and the company’s efforts to increase technology jobs in Victoria has been recognised and praised by the Victorian Government.

Bell was also named as a regional finalist in the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, while WME has previously featured on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and has been named by Anthill Online as one of its Top 100 coolest companies.

Notable Achievements

  • Nick Bell debuted at No 38 on the 2016 BRW Young Rich List
  • Nick Bell named one of Men’s Style 2016 Men of Influence
  • WME named one of Anthill’s Top 100 Coolest companies 2015 & 2016
  • Nick Bell EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Southern Region Finalist
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific

"SMWY are a trusted partner of WME, Hosting Australia and my other companies. Thanks to their persistence and professionalism, they have been instrumental in gaining nationwide coverage that supports our sales and marketing efforts. They understand the B2B space and above all, they’re a great group of people that myself and the team like and respect."

NICK BELL, FOUNDER & MD, WME GROUP