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Proteus appoints Hard Numbers as PR agency of record

Performance-driven agency will support cloud-based work management system with PR and digital marketing campaigns, SEO and B2B social media programmes

Wednesday 27th January, 2021 – LONDON, United Kingdom: Performance-driven marketing and communications consultancy, Hard Numbers, has today announced that Xergy, the company behind Proteus, the cloud-based work management system that changes the way you work, has selected it as its agency partner in the UK.

Founded in 2018, the Aberdeen-based business is revolutionising the oil, gas, energy and engineering sectors, transforming business operating models and boosting profits by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. With an easy to use work management system at its heart, Proteus OS enables collaboration with teammates, working from anywhere, optimisation of data and simplified workflows on even the most complex engineering projects, whilst allowing a genuine freelance culture to flourish through Proteus Marketplace.

Still in its first year since launch, Hard Numbers will be responsible for raising Proteus’ profile in the UK via PR and digital marketing campaigns, as well as delivering Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and B2B social media support. 

Hard Numbers was launched in June 2020 by Darryl Sparey and Paul Stollery, and this win continues a strong run of growth for the business. The hire of Hard Numbers by Proteus follows a competitive pitch, and the teams have already begun working together.

Proteus offers a world-class business operations software stack, combining a work management system with on-demand access to rated talent and pay-as-you-go access to major engineering software in a simple platform. 

Darryl Sparey, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Hard Numbers, commented: 

“We are thrilled to have the chance to work with Proteus, and know that we can help the team there achieve their ambitious plans for this year by bringing our creativity, partnered with our laser-like attention to driving sales pipeline and leads. After the whirlwind that was our launch year, we’re excited to have continued our winning streak into 2021. Proteus perfectly resembles the kind of company that we want to be working with as they are revolutionising their sector – in this instance the world of resourcing and work management – and we can’t wait to get started.” 

Nigel Filer, Chief Operating Officer of Proteus, added: 

“We were convinced by the Hard Numbers team’s commitment to measurable results, and their approach to getting them. They have shown us that they don’t want to just deliver great media results, but that they want to be an extension of our marketing team and help drive the growth of the business, which is exactly what we need at this stage in our development. We’re aiming for big things this year, and we’re excited to have such an ambitious agency partner on board to support us.” 


About Hard Numbers: 

Hard Numbers is a performance-driven, data-informed marketing and communications consultancy, with a focus on delivering tangible, demonstrable return on investment for our clients. We create campaigns that drive pipeline, sales and company growth for fast-moving business-to-business companies. 

We speak in plain English. We hate jargon. We work very hard. We utilise technology to make us more efficient. We use continuous professional development to make us better at our practice. And we measure and deliver meaningful results. Not just reach.

In uncertain times, you need Hard Numbers.

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About Proteus:

Proteus is a world class business operating software, combining a work management system with on-demand access to rated talent and pay as you go access to major engineering software in a simple-to-use platform. Everything in one place. Proteus changes the way you work. Proteus manages your business. Proteus improves your margin. Proteus makes you more efficient. Proteus enables your team to work from anywhere. Proteus connects. 

Proteus allows companies to use skilled talent when they need it, facilitating remote working by providing an online environment that improves efficiency across the board. Proteus moves companies away from variable costs, where time and money are wasted. Proteus boosts utilization and improve margins. Proteus brings consistency and reliability, with risk minimized and trust and security maximized. Proteus provides digitization without losing that irreplaceable human spark and expertise. Proteus gets rid of enormous spreadsheets, clunky templates and teams working in silos. Proteus lets you manage everything easily all from one place, without complication or duplication. We give you the efficiency and convenience of job flexibility and remote working. The way we work has now changed: Proteus gets you work. Proteus is a simpler way to work. Proteus connects, reducing costs and time. Proteus makes work, work.

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Sophia Tupper

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