Marketing communications agency Oi has acquired award-winning agency Arcade Creative in Jersey.
As part of the deal – which took almost two years to complete - Ben Clarke, owner of Arcade Creative, becomes creative director at Oi with responsibility for managing and growing its creative and digital teams across Jersey, Guernsey and London.
Mr Clarke said: “It’s great to be joining Oi and working with some good friends and very talented people. I admire what Oi have achieved, the work they do, clients they work for, and their progressive attitude. It’s exciting times ahead with expansion plans across both the islands, then London next year. So I am looking forward to getting stuck in.”
Oi’s Managing Director Peter Grange said Mr Clarke’s traditional advertising knowledge and in-depth digital expertise is exactly what he was looking for in finding the suitable person to drive Oi’s creative and digital output forward
“Ben is unique in the Channel Islands when it comes to his position, expertise and experience. His career has seen him working at a leading London branding agency, across some of the Channel Islands’ leading creative agencies, to most recently developing advanced website, app and digital marketing campaigns.”
After graduating from The Arts Institute in Bournemouth with a degree in Graphic Design and Typography, Mr Clarke moved to London where he worked on projects for Film4 and The British Library before returning to Jersey. He spent six years working for Channel Island agencies before setting up Arcade Creative in 2010. Arcade won an impressive eight awards at the Jersey CIM Awards between 2010 and 2013, as well as being internationally recognised by The Web Designer’s Idea Book for clean, functional web design.
New Oi management team (Left to right) Ben Clarke, Creative Director, Katie Sebire, Guernsey Director, Peter Grange, Managing Director, Heather Townsend, Jersey Director.
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