AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WP Engine, the WordPress digital experience platform, today announced the number of digital agencies participating in its Agency Partner Program (APP) has grown to 5,000+ globally, making it the largest in WordPress. This growth represents an 8X increase since the program began in 2017 and a 186% increase since January 2019.
According to a recent study of agencies in the WP Engine APP, 31% of the agencies in the program expect their WordPress business to have increased significantly (>25%) in 2019 and 51% expect their WordPress business to have increased between (1 - 25%) in 2019. Further, 85% of the agencies in the program expect to increase or increase significantly, investments in their WordPress practice in 2020.
The APP is a scalable set of business programs designed to enable agencies of all types to grow with WordPress. Agencies in WP Engine’s APP include some of the most recognizable and award-winning names in the industry, such as 10Up, CrowdFavorite, Droga5 (Accenture), Edelman, GSD&M (Omnicom), HUGE (Interpublic), MDC Partners, Pragmatic, Publicis North America (Publicis), The Richards Group, WhiteGrey (WPP) and thousands of others.
“The incredible growth of our Agency Partner Program has been a direct result of listening to the needs of our customers and delivering on what they need to drive their business forward,” said Lisa Box, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development at WP Engine. “Today’s modern digital agency faces constant tension between a rapidly changing technology space and continually exceeding client expectations while maintaining a healthy business through it all. With the WP Engine Agency Partner Program, we’re empowering agencies globally to take advantage of WordPress’ benefits, helping them in turn increase their creative power and grow revenue.”
Building on Momentum
WP Engine’s Digital Experience Platform is the leading software and services solution for agencies developing on WordPress, the open-source content management system (CMS) that powers over a third of all websites. Today, WP Engine powers more WordPress websites among the one million most trafficked websites on the Internet than all other managed WordPress hosts. The explosive growth in WordPress has helped lead to massive growth for WP Engine and its agency partners.
A recent WP Engine survey found:
- 96% of agencies surveyed cited WordPress as their primary CMS
- 40% of agencies predict their digital business to increase significantly (>25%) in 2020
- The top three use cases for WordPress, according to agencies in the program, are for corporate sites, brand sites or eCommerce
- 55% of the agencies in the program have a WordPress practice or department
Start Growing Your Agency Today with WordPress
The WP Engine APP provides comprehensive, tiered offerings to agencies, enabling them to be more competitive in the marketplace and innovative with their clients. Levels include Member, Advanced, and Strategic with each level featuring business, educational, and technology resources, making the program customizable for any size agency. WP Engine also offers access to the largest WordPress developer ecosystem (in the form of the Resource Center, Genesis ecosystem and agency directory) and distributes leads to agencies in the program, addressing the 69% of agencies who, in the survey, cite acquiring business as their biggest challenge. For more information about the Agency Partner Program and to apply, go to https://wpengine.com/agency-partner-program/#form.
From Our Partners
“[WP Engine] has allowed us to focus on what we do best; bringing world-class creative to the web without the worry, subsequent costs and timelines that, with previous solutions, always had to be factored in. We win by coming to the table with cool and innovative ideas, and we know when we’re talking to a client, that working with WP Engine brings another level of trust, confidence, and professionalism to help brands deliver on those promises.”
— Randy Bradshaw, Principal, Click Here Labs
“We’re really happy to have found a partner like WP Engine. It’s allowed us to evolve as a business and it also allows us to focus on more of the projects we love to work on, like building beautiful, and effective websites for our clients.”
— Tore Vesterby, Partner, Symbiotisk
“WP Engine’s background, their reputation, and just the whole package that was offered was better than the others. I’m glad we made the transition.”
— Tony Pascal, VP of Engineering, Digital Remedy
“WP Engine understood our goals and they have been a great collaborator to help deliver a superior experience to our customers.”
— Amit Sion, Chief Revenue Officer, XWP
About WP Engine
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by more than 120,000 customers across 150 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; Omaha, Nebraska; San Antonio, Texas and San Francisco, Calif.