London Calling: The Martin Agency expands overseas

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jun 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-13 08:26:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond advertising giant the Martin Agency announced Thursday that it has opened an office in London, its first international location.

“It’s right around the corner from Buckingham Palace,” Dean Jarrett, the firm’s chief communications officer, said of the new office at 3 Grosvenor Gardens.

The office will allow the agency to better manage global clients ManpowerGroup and Education First and, if all goes as planned, a secretive new account.

“We have an exciting new global assignment for a client we hope to be able to announce soon,” CEO Matt Williams said in a press release. “We also have several projects in the new business pipeline that have the potential to help us grow this new office quickly.”

The Martin Agency is still filling out its London management team, but said Ian Davidson, the company’s international managing director and a longtime Londoner, will lead the office in the interim. Creative director Brian Williams will relocate there from Richmond.

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