Digital agency Jellyfish has announced the launch of a new European office in Barcelona, which is set to open its doors in April. Barcelona becomes the seventh Jellyfish office worldwide.

The move into continental Europe forms part of the agency’s continued global expansion and follows the launch of an office in Washington DC earlier this year and a new global headquarters on level 22 of The Shard in 2016.

With almost 4000 square feet secured in Barcelona’s World Trade Center, Jellyfish plans to tap into Europe’s digital talent pool, future proofing its business amid Brexit concerns. The new office will be overseen by Edward Ball, MD EMEA of Jellyfish with the day-to-day running of the agency being managed by analytics director Elias Nuevo, who moves from the agency’s London headquarters.

Barcelona-based fashion and fragrance business Puig, which counts brands such as Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier as part of its portfolio, has been named the launch client of the new office.

The Barcelona office will also host Jellyfish Training, the agency’s dedicated training division, offering courses to businesses and organisations in everything from social media to programmatic and content marketing. The move also further strengthens the agency’s relationship with Google. As well as being a Google Analytics Certified Partner, Google Analytics 360 Reseller and DoubleClick Certified Marketing Partner, Jellyfish is the world’s only accredited training partner for DoubleClick. A key focus for the team in Barcelona will be to bring the Google tech stack to businesses in the region.

Edward Ball, Managing Director, EMEA, Jellyfish comments: “As an international business, servicing global clients, we’ve always maintained that a global workforce is essential in helping us achieve our vision of offering a boutique style service at scale. Overseas talent is a hugely important part of our industry’s life-blood and Europe is a key hub for tech and digital skills. As Brexit concerns continue to be more front-of-mind in our growth strategy and in general across our vertical, we decided to be on the front foot, future proofing our business as we continue to scale. The Barcelona launch is already proving extremely popular among Jellyfish staff.

Rob Pierre, CEO, Jellyfish adds: “We’re incredibly excited about the launch of our new office. Barcelona is a vibrant city with a fast-growing tech scene, which we can’t wait to become a part of. The city is the perfect place to build our European footprint.”

Published on: 12:24PM on 30th March 2017