Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (‘Next 15′) employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands.
Next 15 owns five independent communications brands, two specialising in the technology sector (Text 100 and The OutCast Agency), two in the consumer space (Lexis and M Booth) and a global marketing services agency (Bite). The group also owns four agencies with a focus on digital (Beyond, agent3, Connections Media and Republic Publishing), a market research company (Redshift Research), communications firm (463 Communications) and investor relations consultancy (The Blueshirt Group). All brands operate as autonomous businesses, allowing the Group to service competing clients.
Next 15 aims to become the world’s largest and most respected specialist communications group. To do this, the Group continues to build a portfolio of businesses that cater to the subtly different needs of the various market sectors and geographies in which it operates. At the same time, the Group seeks to attract the best talent in the industry by creating excellent career paths that enable people to take part in international business and, where appropriate, help with the formation of new Group businesses, new service divisions, or new international locations.
Next 15 remains ambitious and is committed to expanding the international presence of its existing brands, with the possibility of further acquisitions if the strategic fit and value is compelling.