International digital agency appoints digital leader following UK expansion.
As part of its continued growth, international agency Dept has announced that Dimi Albers will lead the role of Global Chief Executive Officer. This is a new and pivotal position overseeing Dept’s rapid expansion across the globe.
Over the past twelve years, Dimi has taken on various roles in the agency including founding its Amsterdam office in 2011 and undertaking daily management with Frank Schmid of Dept’s founding agency TamTam in 2015. Frank will be working alongside Dimi in the role of COO.
In response to the appointment, Paul Manuel, Chairman of Dept’s Board said,
Dimi is one of a kind. He has a deep understanding of our market and a huge drive to serve our clients in the best way possible. Having been with our agency for over twelve years, he represents both our culture and driven nature.
Dimi Albers, Global CEO also said,
By giving clients access to specialised digital teams that combine data, creativity and technology, Dept is developing rapidly from its current position as a top-3 European player to a leading global digital agency.
We firmly believe that our ‘new kind of agency’ approach can benefit brands immensely, as Dept clients receive an integrated one-stop-shop with simple structures, speed, clarity, and personal contact.
It was a strong start to 2019 for Dept in the UK with the acquisition of e3creative, one of Manchester’s most successful digital agency, cementing its UK headquarters in the northern city with a talented team of 140 craftsmen. Additionally, Dept launched its UK Commerce division (formerly known as BE EXCELLENT – Germany’s leading Salesforce Commerce Cloud implementation partner). Dept also launched a new Digital Teams service offering organisations a flexible team of proven experts to accelerate and deliver digital transformation projects.
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’ll be focusing on building the best agency in the country, enabling our clients to maximise the breadth of our integrated service offering to accelerate their digital reality.
In the last six months, Dept has made big steps in the global arena. It has launched innovative, worldwide projects for the likes of Formula E, Samsung and Triumph Motorcycles and won work with leading brands, such as Holland & Barrett.
In the US, factor-a (part of Dept) opened a new office in New York, and Dept grew its Boston operations with new technology partnerships. In Europe, Dept opened its first office in France and, last month, consolidated and rebranded all of its German agencies to Dept – that’s over 400 people in six German cities. More news will be announced in the next few months.
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Currently, Dept employs a team of over 1000 people operating out of thirteen countries in Europe and the USA, with a revenue of over 115 million Euros. The coming years are very exciting for Dept as it continues to raise its profile across the globe.