LEWIS, the global communications agency, finished its fiscal year 2015 on July 31 with global revenues of US$65 million. This represents year-on-year growth of 23%. It marks another consecutive year of growth in the agency’s 20-year history. LEWIS now has almost 600 employees across 27 offices.
The agency also invested in new senior roles to support organic growth. Kevin Braim joined as Chief Information Officer. Ranj George was appointed as Head of Consumer in the UK. Matt Robbins was selected as the agency’s first Director of Insight and Research, meeting client demand for primary and secondary research. Furthermore, the agency invested in major office refurbishments and expansions in Antwerp, Boston, Munich and San Diego.
The year also marked record investment in staff, with the launch of the Rise training program. This program prepares staff to meet growing demand from clients for integrated campaigns. Since its launch, six academies have taken place, with employees from across the globe experiencing an intensive two-week program in San Diego. An online training element has already been added to extend the reach of the program globally across all levels.
“2015 has been one of the most exciting years in our 20 year history.”
added Chris Lewis, CEO. “We’ve added more brands, more services and more talent than ever. We now work with clients right the way across the earned, owned and paid channel spectrum. Moving into 2016, we anticipate more demand for global integrated campaigns as clients start to break down the traditional siloes in their marketing departments.”