28 April 2013

Droga5 to Open European Hub in London, UK

London - 25 April 2013 - Droga5 will open an office in London to strengthen the agency's European presence. Droga5 London will open in June 2013 and partner with a mix of existing Droga5 clients and other global brands.

Droga5 London will be led by a dynamic team including CEO Kevin Dundas, Executive Creative Director Nik Studzinski and Head of Account Management Olivia Legere. Dundas, Studzinski and Legere are all English by birth. 

"Droga5 has always worked on a global scale," said Andrew Essex, Vice Chairman of Droga5. "Now, by adding a European hub to our offering, we're even better positioned to help our clients achieve their international brand and business goals." 

"You can't build a truly influential global company without having a strong presence in London," said David Droga, Founder and Creative Chairman of Droga5. "It's pound for pound the most creative market in the world, which is why I am as excited as I am intimidated about this new canvas." 

Dundas has more than 25 years of experience in advertising. Fifteen years of global strategic planning roles at Publicis London, Y&R London and FCB San Francisco (now Draftfcb) led him to a long stint at Saatchi & Saatchi London, where he rose in the ranks to become Managing Director and CEO. Dundas joins Droga5 London after three years as Managing Partner and President of 180 Amsterdam, leading them through an intense period of restructuring and substantive growth. 

Droga5 was founded in New York in 2006 by David Droga, formerly the Worldwide Creative Director of Publicis Worldwide and Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi London. Droga5's Sydney office opened in 2008 and has grown its client base exponentially to include major Australian brands Telstra, Woolworths and Qantas. 

Source: Droga5