DMS is Back – A Message From Our Managing Director

At DMS, our doors are open once again, our teams are back and we are now moving forward with optimism and excitement. And it feels so amazing to be able to say this after such a challenging time for everyone.

As I have communicated previously when Covid hit we had to reduce our capacity across the business by placing a number of staff roles on furlough. This enabled us to manage the business tightly as the theatrical movie industry came to a virtual stop.

It enabled us to safeguard our future and be in the position that we are in right now where we are busy working on campaigns again and supporting our clients as audiences return to movie theatres.

We also still had staff working hard in our core group, working from home in our locations in London, Sydney and Los Angeles as well as in our new location in Toronto. This transition to work remotely was aimed at protecting our staff and our families whilst enabling us to maintain our 24hr services for our clients.

It is a testament to the determination, commitment and talent of our people that they made it work, continued to deliver to our clients and ensured that we come out of Covid even stronger than when we went into it.

Now we are in the midst of a ramp up, increasing our services and capacity with new faces joining the agency at a rapid rate and I am delighted to welcome so much amazing new talent into our wonderfully diverse and brilliant team. The future of DMS looks incredibly bright and I am truly excited for what lies ahead. 

I would ask you all to bear with us as we onboard so many new faces. We are laying amazing foundations to deliver a bigger and better service to all our clients going forward and our new talent is all bedding in as quickly as possible but they all need a moment to get up to speed and for the post-Covid DMS to truly take shape.

I can assure you that we are working incredibly hard behind the scenes to make this happen as quickly as we possibly can and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support as we focus on getting this done.

Our company values are Trust, Integrity, Passion and Drive and I have seen all of these displayed in the behaviour of our team throughout the pandemic.

The Trust and Integrity in how we have supported each other, in our commitment to our staff and our clients and in our interactions with clients during the time where we truly felt the value of being a trusted partner to so many of the world’s largest entertainment companies.

And the Passion and Drive I am seeing right now as we go from 0 to 100 in a very short space of time, in the determination to deliver to our clients and to deliver the return, and ultimate growth, of the agency in such a squeezed period. It takes a particularly strong-willed and driven team to make this happen but that is what DMS is about.

We love the film industry. We love the ability of film to take your imagination away from daily life, to excite, to provoke, to engage and to entertain. And more than ever, the world needs it.

We look forward to working with you in the years (and film releases) ahead.

  Simon Briggs

  Managing Director

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