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Former itraffic Directors and M&C Saatchi launch Play

9th December, 2018

The former itraffic Directors Jon Sharpe, Ethan Segal and Matt Gorzkowski have today launched Play, a new interactive marketing agency, in partnership with M&C Saatchi. Play is 50% owned by Sharpe, Segal and Gorzkowski and 50% owned by M&C Saatchi.

Sharpe, Segal and Gorzkowski, formerly Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Director and Client Services Director of itraffic respectively, are a vastly experienced team who were central to the interactive marketing successes of brands such as British Airways, Wanadoo, NSPCC and Cahoot whilst leading itraffic.

Play will combine Strategic Planning, Creative and Media Planning & Buying to provide its clients with interactive marketing solutions across multiple digital channels, including the Internet, Mobile, TV and Outdoor.

The agency has already won its first two clients, a major FMCG brand and a leading publisher.

Jon Sharpe, Managing Director of Play, commented, “People are fundamentally interactive creatures and virtually every medium is now interactively enabled so to us it didn’t make sense to launch anything but an interactive marketing agency. However, when people think of interactive marketing they still typically think of online advertising. We aim to change that perception by using digital technology to facilitate positive interactions between our clients and their consumers across all media.”

Tim Duffy, Chief Executive of M&C Saatchi, commented, “We worked extensively with Jon, Matt and Ethan on common clients such as British Airways and Wanadoo whilst they led itraffic and have always had the utmost respect for them. The opportunity to
partner with them was too good to turn down and the launch of Play is testament to the importance that interactive marketing will be accorded in M&C Saatchi’s business going forward.”

About Play

Play is a leading interactive marketing agency that believes interactive marketing is about interactivity, and not just about the Internet. We are traditional marketers with a passion for technology and combine Strategic Planning, Creative and Media Planning & Buying to provide our clients with interactive marketing solutions across multiple digital channels, including the Internet, Mobile, TV and Outdoor.

Play is a joint venture between Jon Sharpe, Ethan Segal, Matt Gorzkowski and M&C Saatchi.

www.playwithus.co.uk

For more information please contact Jon Sharpe on 020 7544 3821 / jon@playwithus.co.uk.