Emerge Group reveals £13 million increase in turnover as Matt Turner joins as creative director of Thinking Juice
Advertising, digital and branding agency Thinking Juice, part of the Emerge Group, has appointed Matt Turner to the position of creative director as Emerge announces a growth in turnover from £32 million to £45 million per annum. Turner, who previously worked with Wunderman, Joshua, TWBA, McCann Erickson and co-founder of MyAgency, has joined Thinking Juice in its Bournemouth head office. Speaking on the appointment, Gellan Watt, chief creative officer and managing director Emerge, said: “Matt’s appointment is yet further proof that even in difficult economic times, we are completely committed to delivering a market-beating creative and strategic product for our clients.” Watt went on to say: “In the same week we are also delighted to announce that we’ve also recruited Phil Donnovan as a senior account planner, adding more talent to our planning resource too. These are incredibly exciting times.” Along with the Group growth, Watt revealed that Thinking Juice has also grown 80 per cent year on year as well as some recent account wins for the agency, including Marshall Amplification, Hall and Woodhouse and G Plan. In the coming year Thinking Juice will work with Marshall Amplification on a range of projects including brand positioning, new product development and communications planning whilst pub chain Hall and Woodhouse has appointed the creative agency to develop its new B2E website to drive their tenant recruitment. Additionally Thinking Juice has been tasked with handling the integrated business for sofa brand G Plan.