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About Polemic Digital

Polemic Digital was founded in 2014 by Barry Adams as a specialist SEO consultancy.

Many marketing consultants and web agencies claim they do SEO, but many lack the required experience and expertise. With us, there’s no bluffing – we’re true specialists, and are counted among the top SEO consultants globally.

Polemic’s founder Barry Adams has been an active SEO practitioner since 1998, and has earned a fair share of awards and accolades: The Polemic blog was nominated for Best Blog at the 2013 UK Search Awards, and Barry was awarded Digital Industries Person of the Year at the 2014 DANI Awards.


Polemic Digital’s founder

Barry Adams

Polemic Digital won two awards at the highly competitive 2016 UK Search Awards, including the coveted Best Small SEO Agency award, highlighting our dominance as one of the UK & Ireland’s foremost SEO consultancies. In 2017 we were once again shortlisted for the Best Small SEO Agency award, and in 2018 we won Best SEO Campaign at the annual DANI Awards. This has been followed up by the Best in SEO (UK) award win at the Global Business Insight Awards 2019.

Barry is a regular speaker at top digital conferences such as Pubcon, SMX, BrightonSEO, and Friends of Search. He’s an associate lecturer for the Ulster University’s MSc in Digital Marketing Communication and Leadership, and provides regular talks, training, and workshops on all aspects of SEO for a variety of organisations and events. Barry also delivers annual guest lectures on SEO for Queen’s University Belfast’s Marketing MSc.

Since its founding in 2014 Polemic Digital has worked with many of the world’s top media brands, delivering our specialised SEO and audience growth services to publishers of all sizes and scopes. We’re also co-founders of the News & Editorial SEO Summit, the first event dedicated exclusively to SEO for news publishers.

So when it comes to a track record in SEO, few could provide a more exhaustive list of expertise and success stories.

You’ll also find that Polemic Digital is a no-nonsense kind of business. We don’t like fence-sitting and will give you a straight and honest answer. Honesty and integrity are integral to how we do business – there’s no faffing about, you get what you see.

If you like the sound of that, and are in need of specialised SEO services, get in touch today.

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