Sheffield agency announces plans to rise in Chicago

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by David Prior

Sheffield agency Rise at Seven has announced plans to open a US office in Chicago.

Founded in June 2019 by former Edit and Branded3 colleagues Carrie Rose and Stephen Kenwright (pictured), the agency has made its first US hire with plans to grow the team.

The agency has grown 300% during lockdown and in under two years, Rise at Seven has grown to 60 members of staff across Sheffield, London, Spain and now the US.

Clients include Pretty Little Thing, Playstation, GAME,, Cath Kidston and GoCompare. 

Carrie Rose, co-founder of Rise at Seven, said: “Through our work with global brands in the UK and Europe, we have naturally gained traction in the US, and our plans for growth there are ambitious. 

"With a third of our client base now US clients, we have plans to super-charge our work in America to build reputation, grow rapidly as we have in the UK and expand our offering. Once work commences, I plan to move out there myself to develop Rise at Seven operationally and culturally, ensuring our values aren’t lost in translation overseas."

She added: "We chose Chicago over New York - where competition is high, it’s costly, and hiring is a real challenge - as finding talented, passionate and enthusiastic people who match our brand values is key for Rise at Seven.” 

Rise at Seven was recently named as a TikTok partner to create social campaigns for disrupter brands, and also announced it would be offering a role in the team and an accommodation refund for students whose university life had been affected by the pandemic.

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