The move sees thirteen agencies merge into one digital agency
From today, all the agencies that were once “part of Dept” will join together to form one all-encompassing digital agency: Dept.
Since 2016 Dept has grown into an international agency with 750 staff, spreading over eight countries with a turnover of over eighty million euros.
Dimi Albers, Managing Director: "Dept started as a network of specialist agencies working together to bring innovation and acceleration to our clients' marketing, digital products and services ambitions. This has benefited a number of our joint clients who now work daily with integrated Dept teams combining our creative, technology and data experts. We believe that working as an integrated team aligns well with our clients' integrated brands so we have decide to all come together to become a single agency, Dept."
Their 750 digital thinkers and makers create digital solutions for brands such as Philips, United Airlines, Zalando, Triumph Motorcycles and Formula E. And as of today, the agencies in the Netherlands, UK, USA, Ireland, Spain and Macedonia are all coming together under one name, Dept. The newly formed digital agency will service existing clients from their headquarters in Amsterdam and offices across Europe. The agencies in Germany and Denmark will follow suit later this year. Studio Dumbar, with its 40-year heritage as a leading design agency, will remain as “part of Dept” and keep its own identity.
Under the mission “we help our clients reinvent & accelerate their digital reality” Dept wants to emphasise its value to customers who want to lead the way in digital. As a single agency Dept is big enough to do battle with big networks yet small enough to retain the speed and personality of a local boutique agency.
Dimi: “I think Dept gives something unique to our clients: a truly integrated service through brand, digital services and marketing. All our digital specialists are available to clients in a single, accessible team with experience and proven success rolling out digital inactive internationally”.