ACNE, the Stockholm-based creative consultancy acquired by Deloitte in 2017, has expanded with four new locations in Europe.
Over the summer, ACNE established offices in Milan, Rome, Lisbon and Dublin. ACNE previously had offices in Berlin and London, in addition to its Stockholm headquarters.
“ACNE spearheads our ambition to embed creativity in everything that we do at Deloitte Digital, which is more important than ever, as our clients are looking to transform their businesses in the digital era. ACNE is a trailblazer in entrepreneurial culture, building brands and shaping creative communication at high-speed, supported by emerging technologies and impeccable style—a very Swedish way of doing things,” Andrea Laurenza, head of Deloitte Digital North and South Europe, said in a statement. “With the creative consultancy now in high demand across Europe, opening the doors of ACNE’s new offices will bring new opportunities for our clients to benefit from their creative expertise and capabilities.”
“Over the three years working as a Deloitte business, we have continued to grow our teams and evolve our expertise. This has sparked immense interest in ACNE among clients in new markets, as an addition to Deloitte consulting and Deloitte Digital offerings,” added ACNE co-founding partners Victor Press and David Olsson in a statement. “This is a new step in expansion, we look forward to taking many more as we grow our capabilities worldwide.”
The new locations incorporate a mix of existing Deloitte Digital talent and new hires, for an overall addition of 48 to ACNE’s headcount.
“It has been important for us to have strong creative and strategic leadership in each office with people who understand and carry the values of ACNE and share our ambition for the future,” ACNE executive creative director Adam Springfeldt said in a statement. “This is important as we shape the next generation business model for creative services. We have an incredible team in place and are already seeing how the different offices can support each other in pitches and client work.”