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Hi, we are Dept - an international digital agency with over 1000 experienced thinkers & makers. One agency uniting creativity, technology, and data. Helping reinvent & accelerate your digital reality by creating experiences that people want and businesses need. www.deptagency.com

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  • 04/25/201904/25/2019

Dept appoints new US Managing Director

Harvey Turner has joined as the new Managing Director for Dept Design & Technology in the US.

Harvey has nearly 25 years of experience producing quantifiable results in terms of sustainable growth, increased revenues and new business opportunities. Having previously held a Managing Director position at Grand Union, COO positions at Fresh8 Gaming and Quill, and CEO at Bodugi Technology, Harvey brings a wealth of operations experience within the technology sector.  Harvey has an...

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04/25/2019, Dept appoints new US Managing Director
04/25/201904/25/2019, Dept appoints new US Managing Director
Announcement
04/25/2019
Announcement
04/25/2019
Harvey Turner has joined as the new Managing Director for Dept Design & Technology in the US. Harvey has nearly 25 years of experience producing quantifiable results in terms of sustainable growth, increased revenues and new business opportunities. MORE» More»

Harvey Turner has joined as the new Managing Director for Dept Design & Technology in the US.

Harvey has nearly 25 years of experience producing quantifiable results in terms of sustainable growth, increased revenues and new business opportunities. Having previously held a Managing Director position at Grand Union, COO positions at Fresh8 Gaming and Quill, and CEO at Bodugi Technology, Harvey brings a wealth of operations experience within the technology sector.  Harvey has an outstanding reputation for delivering viable solutions, championing change and driving performance, company-wide.
  
Harvey will bring a fresh perspective to Dept, previously known as Building Blocks, as he takes the lead in orchestrating the development of the agency’s service offerings in the US from its base in Boston.

Commenting on his new role, Harvey said, “Dept offers a best-in-class service offering, creating experiences that people want and businesses need. I’m thrilled to join such a rich, diverse and vibrant company culture of experienced thinkers and makers. I look forward to this opportunity to spearhead innovation, growth and change for Dept in the US.”

Jasper Van de Luijitgaarden Managing Director at Dept, added, “Harvey will be a huge asset to the team with his wealth of knowledge, industry experience and his natural leader capabilities. We look forward to seeing Harvey steer our clients towards achieving their digital potential.”

Harvey’s appointment follows months of rapid growth for Dept.  Last month, the agency announced the acquisition of Boston-based Rocket Insights, Dept’s first deal in North America. The agency is accelerating its development and service offering, while committing to grow its US business.

Announcement
04/25/2019

03/12/2019, US-based Rocket Insights Becomes Part of Leading European Digital Agency Dept
03/12/201903/12/2019, US-based Rocket Insights Becomes Part of Leading European Digital Agency Dept
Announcement
03/12/2019
Announcement
03/12/2019
Dept, the leading digital agency in Europe has acquired Rocket Insights, the fastest growing product agency in the United States. MORE» More»

Rocket’s product expertise to extend Dept’s digital transformation services and accelerate growth with offices in Boston and New York City 

BOSTON, MA March 12, 2019 -- Dept, the leading digital agency in Europe has acquired Rocket Insights, the fastest growing product agency in the United States. Rocket has an extensive track record of delivering innovative products and services to clients like Foundation Medicine and Fox and was responsible for the award-winning Virgin Pulse Apple Watch app.

Founded in 2015, Rocket Insights was built to bring a fresh approach to product design and development, specializing in the entire design and development lifecycle. Having spent years at product companies, the Rocket team started the type of agency they always wanted to hire: one that fully aligns with clients and accelerates their business. 

“We were determined to keep Rocket independent. That is until we met Dept,” said Jesse Streb, Partner at Rocket Insights. “Dept has had rapid growth across Europe, an incredible depth of data, creativity and technology services and a ‘cool’ factor that we admire. Adding our product expertise to Dept’s one-stop shop strategy is a real opportunity to create a new kind of agency for our clients. We’re thrilled to call the Dept team colleagues and friends.” 

The acquisition will further fuel Dept's global expansion with new offices in Boston and Brooklyn, led by the Rocket Insights team. Additionally, the acquisition signals a powerful merger of Dept’s digital transformation services with Rocket’s product development expertise.  

"We fell in love with the Rocket team," said Dimi Albers, Dept’s Chief Executive Officer. "From our shared love for creative problem solving, to our relentless focus on improving our client’s business. We’ve got to know them as a group of incredibly talented designers and techies who can very rapidly take an idea and bring it to life and know how to make software useful, beautiful and seamless. We truly believe that this is the spirit we’re looking for when building the bridge for our clients between Europe and the US.”

Since it launched in 2016, Dept has speedily grown across the globe and works with brands such as Tesla, Adidas, Samsung, Triumph Motorcycles, Philips and Panasonic. Currently, Dept employs a team of over 1200 people operating out of eleven countries in Europe and the USA, with a revenue of over 135 million USD.
 
In order to service the growing international client portfolio, Dept is ramping up investment and expansion in the US. Last November, its current US operation in Boston has been bolstered by Dept-owned agency factor-a (market leaders in Amazon Marketing), opening an office in New York.

The official announcement is planned for March 12th at SXSW. Both Dept and Rocket Insights are going to host a presentation titled, “Why all brands need a new type of agency to survive in this millennial age,” at 4pm CST followed by a round of drinks from 5-7pm. For more information and RSVP, check the official SXSW schedule.

Announcement
03/12/2019