Lewis opens doors to New York office

The location is the firm's 28th around the globe.

Lewis global chairman and CEO Chris Lewis
Lewis global chairman and CEO Chris Lewis

NEW YORK: Lewis has opened an office in New York City, its fifth location in the U.S.

The agency has 28 offices around the globe, it said Wednesday morning in a statement. Its U.S. headquarters are in San Francisco, with offices in Boston, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The firm has 600 staffers around the globe.

The New York office will complement Lewis’ marketing services and research functions, which are based in Boston and Washington, DC, it said in a statement.

"New York is a big market, and we have been overdue to be there," said Stephen Corsi, EVP for the U.S. at Lewis. "This is also an opportunity for us to bring on some new talent."

Account director Nolan Necoechea is the most senior staffer in the New York office. However, Corsi said the firm is hoping to have an SVP in place to lead the operation by the first quarter of next year. Four staffers are working at Lewis New York, but Corsi added that the firm wants to double that number by mid-2017.

The New York office is working with clients including virtualization platform VMWare, data service Splunk, and business intelligence company Information Builders.

Lewis promoted Corsi to EVP and head of its U.S. operations this summer. He replaced regional EVP Morgan McLintic, who left the firm after 20 years and launched his own consultancy. Corsi maintained his global role at Lewis Pulse, the firm’s digital marketing division. Michael Brito joined Lewis Pulse as head of its U.S. division and SVP of digital marketing in March.

Global client engagement officer Andy Oliver departed the agency in September.

Lewis’ global revenue was up 12% in 2015 to $68.6 million, and it increased 19% in the U.S. to $32.8 million, boosted by the acquisition of 40-person digital advertising shop Piston.

This story was updated on December 1 with comments from Corsi.

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