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Dept acquires e3creative

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(L-R) Dimi Albers, Jake Welsh, Jasper van de Luijtgaarden and Jonathan Whiteside

e3creative, one of Manchester’s most successful digital agencies has joined international digital agency, Dept. Founded in 2010 by Jake Welsh, e3creative works with forward-thinking brands to create refined, impactful and inspiring digital experiences.

With e3creative joining, Dept UK strengthens its service portfolio to match client demand, namely creative and digital marketing. e3creative will be able to leverage Dept’s large scale to service its clients with the additional technology stacks that Dept specialises in, combined with its 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,” said 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.”