The continuous growth of AOE is mirrored in this year’s agency ranking by the German “Bundesverband digitale Wirtschaft” (German “Federal Union of Digital Business”, BVDW). For the first time, AOE is among the top 30 companies in the ranking. As a specialized web provider and Open Source integrator, AOE successfully competes with large media agencies both in Germany and internationally.
In BVDW's 2015 agency ranking, AOE climbed seven positions compared to last year’s ranking. Compared to five years ago, AOE climbed from rank 61 to 29 – a continuous upward trend. Parallel to the positive trend in the agency rankings, the number of employees and revenue are also increasing.
With 103 employees at the end of 2014, AOE had 20 more employees than in 2013 – an increase of approximately 24 percent. The acquisition of German agency AIJKO was one of the reasons the number of employees increased to 150 employees to date.
The revenue growth also continued to increase. In the previous year, revenue totaled 7.14 million Euro; in this year’s ranking, AOE increased its revenue beyond the ten-million-euro threshold for the first time, which equates to an increase of 40.2 percent year-on-year.