SOURCE: LEWIS

LEWIS

May 09, 2016 08:00 ET

LEWIS Expands Leadership in North America

Global Agency Reinforces Its Integrated Approach With New US Roles

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - LEWIS, the global communications agency, announced two new positions to advance its integrated model as a full-service communications agency.

Andy Murphy has been named Head of US PR. A former journalist with expertise in brand strategy and storytelling, Andy was cofounder and principal of Boston-based agency Davies Murphy Group (DMG) for over 15 years. DMG was acquired by LEWIS in 2013 and fully assimilated into the company in December 2015. As Head of US PR, Andy will oversee PR coordination across LEWIS' four US offices while strengthening integration with its digital division, LEWIS Pulse, research practice and marketing services team. 

Michael Brito, who recently joined as SVP of LEWIS Pulse US, will expand his remit to SVP San Francisco. He will be responsible for leading both digital marketing and PR divisions at the US headquarters, emphasizing integrated marketing programs for new and existing clients. Michael brings expertise in digital strategy and his large agency experience make him suited to lead in this multifunctional role.

"Our agency approach continues to evolve following the expansion of LEWIS Pulse and with the integration of marketing services," stated Morgan McLintic, EVP LEWIS US. "Andy and Michael have the backgrounds and experience to advance our methodologies, merge best practices and solve problems for clients."

Following investments and significant growth in digital, research and advertising services, LEWIS now supports clients through the entire marketing process from lead to close. The agency was ranked 7th in O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings and holds the 28th position in The Holmes Report Global Top 250. LEWIS was also recently named 28th largest PR firm in the world by PRWeek's Global Agency Business Report. Recent client wins include Datawatch, Jabra, Scala and Snow Software. The agency finished its fiscal year 2015 with global revenues of US $65 million, representing year-on-year growth of 23%.

ABOUT LEWIS

LEWIS is a global communications agency built to solve the four challenges brands face: awareness, demand, adoption and advocacy.

LEWIS provides full PR, marketing and digital services to drive tangible results for clients around the world. Its agile approach allows brands to adapt to market opportunities and win the war for relevance. Consistently named as one of the industry's fastest-growing agencies, LEWIS has 600 staff across 27 offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America.