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e3creative joins Dept.

Valerie Lalonde

31st January 2019

e3creative is teaming up with international digital agency, Dept. This exciting business move strengthens our service portfolio to match client demand, as we’re now leveraging Dept’s technology stacks, combined with enriched data and intelligence services.

Jake Welsh, founder of e3creative said “It’s a rare and welcomed opportunity to unite with a larger team that echoes our agency values, culture and drive to continue our growth momentum. Joining Dept is an exciting next step for e3creative; our vision since day one has been to become the world’s leading integrated digital agency and this partnership only furthers that pursuit.”

Managing Director of Dept UK, Jasper van de Luijtgaarden added: “2019 is an important year for Dept in the UK; we’re looking to expand and complete our service portfolio in order to provide our clients with full-service capabilities. We’re one step closer to achieving our growth ambition with e3creative joining and we look forward to combining our strengths to better service our clients.”

“Since 2016, Dept has grown into an international agency with over 1000 employees, spreading over eleven countries, with a turnover of 130 million euros,” says Dimi Albers, CEO of Dept, “We are striving to become one of the leading digital agencies worldwide in the next few years; an ambition we believe is fully achievable by expanding our regional services and on-boarding exciting agencies, such as e3creative.”

e3creative has recently experienced rapid growth doubling its revenue in 2017 and growing to a team of over 60 people. Listed as a top 100 Independent Digital Agency by the Drum, our creative, development and marketing teams are looking forward to uniting with Dept, headquartered in Amsterdam. Currently, Dept employs a team of 1150 people operating out of eleven countries in Europe and the USA, with a revenue of over 130 million Euros. In 2016, Dept acquired the Manchester-based digital agency Building Blocks, which rebranded as Dept in 2018. Dept is expanding its service offering in the UK and across the globe by organically, growing and launching Commerce, Digital Marketing and Marketplace teams.

Pictured above, from the right hand side:
Dimi Albers - CEO, Dept
Jake Welsh - Founder, e3creative
Jasper van de Luijtgaarden - Managing Director, Dept UK & US
Jonathan Whiteside - Managing Director, Dept Design & Technology UK