LEWIS , the global business-oriented integrated communications agency, announces continued growth and record financial results for the 23 rd year in a row. As a result, LEWIS ended its fiscal year on July 31, 2017 with $ 62 million in historical global revenues and $ 8 million in profit. This performance is driven by new customers in the consumer and tech sectors such as Comcast, ECOVACS, Google, Jabra, Infosys, LG, McAfee, Porsche, VMware and Wix.com.
In 2017, the agency also allocated $ 4 million to strengthen its value proposition in consumer communications, corporate communications, as well as in financial services, biotechnology and automotive. Part of this investment has also been devoted to recruiting new leaders to lead key US offices and digital in China.
One of the other highlights of the year 2017, within the agency, was the international launch of LEWIS EXPRO , a new exclusive consulting offer for CEOs and senior executives to help them develop their personal brand and make their visibility shine. This service is in line with strategic research programs organized by LEWIS such as the LEWIS Advisory Board (LAB). Launched in early 2017, the LAB is a small group of leaders who aim to help them detect the market trends of tomorrow, improve their situational awareness and anticipate the narrative structure of the society of the future. His direction was assigned to Dr. Pippa Malmgren , former US presidential adviser and world-renowned economist, author of the book Signals. 100 business leaders have been consulted and a book gathering their conclusions is in preparation. The Leadership Lab – Understanding Leadership in the 21 st Century published September 3, 2018 published by Kogan Page Inspire.
« The LEWIS business model and its reinvestment policy paid off, » said James Oehlcke, Chief Financial Officer. « While many brands are currently in a consolidation phase, we have continued to innovate by launching new services, recruiting new talent and finally winning new prestigious clients. Also, we do not intend to stop in such a good way. The year 2018 will be marked by new plans for expansion through acquisitions and organic growth « he continues.
« 2017 was the year of recognition in terms of professional awards , « said Yvonne van Bokhoven, Global Marketing Leader of LEWIS. » The awards won in global communication, but also in the retail and tech – the preferred sector of the agency – have crowned the professionalism of our teams around the world. »
» Despite the volatility in many markets last year, LEWIS has invested very early to prepare 2018 and is expected to made at a future very good year « , concludes Chris Lewis, CEO and Founder. « I want to thank all the employees for their quality work and their commitment to the company. We are proud to see how happy our customers are and appreciate the results achieved by the agency’s talents. «