Farmington Hills-based advertising agency Duffey Petrosky will open an office in the Chrysler House in downtown Detroit by the end of the month, says Mark Petrosky, the company’s co-founder and CEO.
“It’s really designed for collaboration and hotelling to help service our growing client base in Detroit,” Petrosky says. “It gives us a place to work and meet our clients off-site, and will help us manage our growth for both Duffey Petrosky as well as our sister agency, Embark Digital (a digital marketing firm). We’re looking at satellite offices both throughout and outside the state, so this is just another step in our growth.”
The agency won’t move employees into the 2,500-square-foot space right away. Petrosky says it will likely be public relations, social, and digital employees from Embark that will be the office’s first occupants. “We have options to expand that significantly on both sides.”
As far as the additional satellite offices go, Petrosky says nothing is set in stone just yet, but the company is very interested in the west side of the state and has had ongoing conversations in Chicago.
In August, the agency was awarded a $1 million performance-based grant from Michigan Economic Development Corp. for the renovation of the company’s existing headquarters as well as the creation of more than 200 jobs.
“We’re constantly in the market (looking) for the best and brightest,” Petrosky says. “My main focus is acquiring talent whenever we can, so our growth has been continuous and will continue to be so.”
IN RELATED NEWS, Sciemetric Instruments announced Tuesday it will open a new global sales office in Detroit that will create about a dozen jobs.
“Sciemetric is enjoying healthy, sustained and profitable growth,” say Nathan Sheaff, founder and CEO of the Ottawa, Canada-based company, which provides process monitoring and quality management systems for clients including Ford, Caterpillar, Honda, John Deere, and Jaguar Land Rover. “Now is the time to make investments in our team and our operations to ensure our approach to managing these crucial customer relationships keeps pace.”