Ryan Hall departs Karmarama as Nice Agency is fully absorbed

Hall launched Nice in 2009

Ryan Hall, co-founder of the Nice Agency, is set to exit parent company Karmarama as the Accenture-owned business fully absorbs the digital shop he launched in 2009.

Karmarama stated Hall will depart to set up another company in a ‘non-related field’.

Meanwhile, the Nice business has rebranded to become Karmarama Creative Products and will continue to specialise in mobile, digital and platform design.

Dan Moran and Andrew Child, who have worked under Hall at Nice for the past 12 months as client partners, have been promoted to managing partners of Karmarama. Reporting to chief executive, Ben Bilboul, the duo will be responsible for heading up the Creative Products division.

Bilboul said: “It’s sad to say goodbye to Ryan, but we thank him for all of his hard work, for bringing Nice into the Karmarama family and wish him the very best for the future.

“Dan and Andrew have been key players in the digital transformation of our business, and thoroughly deserve their leadership roles. They’re smart, popular and talk in plain English – they’re going to go far.”

Karmarama acquired Nice in 2014. At the time, Hall stated the decision to sell to the creative agency was largely driven by its independence. The shop was purchased by Accenture at the end of 2016.

Hall’s Nice Agency co-founder, Peter Dolukhanov, continues as Karmarama’s group chief technology officer, a role he took on in 2015.

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