Arena Media (UK)

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Arena Media, known as Arena BLM until 2010, is the UK outpost of Havas Group Media's secondary global planning and buying network. The London office was created in 2008 from the French group's acquisition of independent agency Booth Lockett Makin. For several years it also housed digital media agency Arena Quantum, now folded into the main offering. Co-founder Steve Booth (the B in BLM) resigned as chief executive in 2013 and was succeeded by Pedro Avery. He too departed in 2016 and was not directly replaced. Several other managers came and went over the next couple of years. Sarah Treliving is now managing director. Nielsen (in Campaign) estimated billings of £88m in 2016; no figure was available for 2017. Corporate entity Arena BLM Ltd reported turnover (billings) of £100.1m for that year, gross profit (revenues) of £7.5m and a net loss of £3.6m. Subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.

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