Amplify, a brand experience agency headquartered in Shoreditch, is expanding to California to provide a closer offering to their US clients Facebook and HubSpot.
The agency, whose clients also include Airbnb, Google and Spotify, have today announced the addition of a Los Angeles office to its current London HQ and Sydney-based second office.
Having worked for the past three years on brand strategy and experiences for Facebook and HubSpot in North America, Amplify is launching a localised US offering in response to increasing demand from these clients and beyond.
The stateside office will operate a blended UK/US talent model headed by President Marcus Childs (also UK Managing Partner), Executive Vice Presidents Mark McDermott (formerly UK Business Director) and Alex Smith (formerly UK Head of Live), plus new recruit Jamie Davies: Amplify’s newly-appointed Executive Vice President of Creative.
Amplify’s US office, which will be based in LA’s Second Home workspace hub, will offer the same award-winning strategy, creative, production and account handling as in the UK.
Amplify’s Founding Partner, Marcus Childs, said: “We have always seen the huge potential of the US market for Amplify. Thanks to initiatives like Young Blood, our on-going deep dive into youth culture, we’ve carved out a pretty unique insight-led and culturally-driven approach. Along with our best-in-class creative studios, we’re confident we can bring a powerfully different offering to the US market.”
The news comes a year after Amplify launched their first international office in Australia – a move that delivered sales in excess of A$3m in the agency’s first year.
Amplify’s Executive Vice President of Creative, Jamie Davies, added: “I’ve been a fan of Amplify and their brilliant, culturally connected work for some time. It’s a phenomenally exciting time to join them and establish a strong presence over in the US.
“LA is a big, beautiful and diverse city that gives us a great base to immerse ourselves in US culture and connect with our audiences as we continue to drive creative forward. It’s a dream opportunity to be able to tap into America’s world-class brands, the immense size and scale of US projects and the country’s melting pot of influences.”