LONDON – Today it was announced that 360i London Managing Director Rob Connolly has been elevated to CEO of 360i London and STEAK London, effective immediately. Connolly, who launched 360i London one year ago, will continue to oversee the agency’s London office while expanding his leadership over 360i’s presence and growth in the European market and assuming management of 360i sister agency STEAK London. Both 360i and STEAK are part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.
Connolly succeeds agency leadership from 360i Europe and STEAK Group CEO Oliver Bishop, who has announced his planned departure following a three year transition period. Bishop steps down after a tremendous year, as both agency brands are building momentum and expanding their client bases. 2013 was marked by 360i’s entry in the UK market as an integrated digital agency and the ongoing growth of STEAK as a leading performance marketing agency.
“2013 has been our best year to date, and the future is bright for both 360i London and STEAK,” said Bishop. “I have been working with Rob on my succession since we sold to Dentsu three years ago, and I couldn’t be more confident in his ability to take these agencies to the next level.”
Bishop will continue to invest in and advise companies as part of Ballpark Ventures.
“Ollie has built and developed a fantastic business with some of the best clients and talent in the country. We wish him tremendous success in all of his future endeavours,” said Connolly. “Our agency brands, client partnerships and teams are as strong as ever as we look forward to 2014.”