KISS Communications has been voted the fourth best marketing agency in Business Weekly’s New Year’s Honour’s List. Business Weekly, the UK’s only regional weekly business newspaper, announced the accolade on 14 January in its independent rankings of the best East of England companies. KISS competed against hundreds of PR, marketing and design agencies across Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk in the ‘Image Makers’ category. The agency has made the leap from unknown agency to fourth in just two years. Founded by ex-Ware Anthony Rust (WAR) seniors, Simon Fryer and Richard Bland, KISS Communications has gone from strength to strength. Managing Director, Simon Fryer (pictured) said, “This is a terrific achievement for us and one we are very proud of. To be voted the fourth best ‘image maker’, ahead of, and alongside some of the more well established agencies in the East of England in just two years is no mean feat and one that has been achieved as a result of the experienced, dedicated and results-driven team at KISS. In just a short time, KISS has won an impressive number of new blue-chip clients, including Plasti-kote, Booking.com and Bosch, and smaller, high growth companies.” Simon continued, “One of the key reasons for our success is our ‘keep it simple’ approach. All too often marketing agencies can make things overly complicated. Clients have bought into our principal of delivering maximum effect with minimum means and the results are evidence that this approach is really working. 2010 will be an exciting year for KISS which we are kick-starting with the launch of KISS Public Relations; a separate PR division dedicated to providing hard-working, results-driven PR to both business-to-business and consumer clients. KISS Public Relations will be headed up by Justine Smith.” According to Business Weekly, “KISS Communications hurtles into our top flight. We are impressed by the strategic nous and experience of MD Simon Fryer. This is an integrated agency with a capital ‘I’ and the net effect is really punchy and powerful. ”