Edit & Join the Dots, Part of The Salocin Group, Earn BCorp Certification  

Edit & Join the Dots Earn B Corp Certification

The Salocin Group are pleased to announce that Edit & Join the Dots have achieved B Corp certification, joining the ranks of a select few businesses to achieve the certification in the UK. Certified B Corporations are business that have completed a rigorous screening process to ensure that businesses meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.


Well-known B Corporations include Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Eileen Fisher, Allbirds, Ben & Jerry’s, Danone, and Burt’s Bees, with only a select few marketing agencies and consultancies achieving the certification. Across the UK, only just over 600 businesses, have achieved the certification to date.


Stacey Day, People Director is thrilled with the news, “We’re pausing to celebrate, but the process has taught us so much, we’re going to keep learning and discovering new ways we can make changes for good and fulfil our commitment to a triple bottom line approach, which focuses on 3 P’s: people, profit, and planet.”


Nick Dixon, Executive Chairman of The Salocin Group, congratulates the team on their accomplishment, “This was a vast undertaking, and the team should really be proud that their work and dedication have resulted in such a coveted certification. That the company culture and ethical stance aligns so well with B Corp ideals is truly a testament to years of purposeful effort to make a difference for people and planet.”


The Salocin Group and Edit Strengthen Senior Team with Industry Veteran, J Cromack 

The Salocin Group and Edit Strengthen Senior Team with Industry Veteran, J Cromack

The Salocin Group and Edit are pleased to announce J Cromack’s appointment to his new role as Executive Director, Innovation, Partnerships and Privacy, at Edit. J will also take up a board position at parent company, The Salocin Group.

J has accumulated over 30-years’ experience in the Marketing sector. This includes over five years as CEO and Executive Director at Wood for Trees, and five years as CEO of the GIG at DST (formerly the Lateral Group), where he reported to The Salocin Group’s founder and Executive Chairman, Nick Dixon.

More recently in 2014, J co-founded MyLife Digital, a data-privacy business built on the principle that individuals should be able to control the use of their personal data, a ground-breaking concept given this was several years prior to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In recognition of his work in this area, in 2020 J was awarded Privacy and Trust Champion, by the leading industry association, Data IQ. In April 2021 MyLife Digital was acquired by Data Privacy & Information Security specialists, DataGuard.

J’s role at The Salocin Group and Edit will principally be expanding the partner ecosystem, driving innovation through new service lines, and using his experience in privacy first technologies to help Edit’s clients navigate a world without cookies and a greater reliance on 1st-party data.

On his appointment Nick Dixon comments,

“J is a visionary when it comes to customer data. He was way ahead of the tech and data sector, recognising the need to adopt a privacy first approach and empowering consumers to have meaningful control of their data. His experience in the data and marketing services sector, together with his knowledge of partner ecosystems and privacy enabling technologies will accelerate The Salocin Group’s strategy to create a unified, data-powered marketing group.”

“I’m looking forward to joining a really experienced, dynamic team,” J adds, “I’ve been aware of Edit for a number of years. They’ve really grown their reputation as 1st-party data specialists, being the first business to complete a Microsoft Customer Insights implementation in the UK and cleaning up at this year’s DMA Awards. My aim is to enhance the existing service lines with new partnership opportunities which complement the existing MarTech, Data Marketing and Strategic expertise across The Salocin Group.”

 

The Salocin Group Launches New Media Agency, Join the Dots

The Salocin Group Launches New Media Agency, Join the Dots

Following the sale of the customer data specialist business, Edit, to The Salocin Group in November 2021, Edit’s media team has been relaunched as a stand-alone media agency named Join the Dots.

This is part of a series of moves to facilitate the building of a data powered marketing services group, focused on five pillars: media optimisation, marketing technology, CRM, analytics, content development.

Nick Dixon, CEO of The Salocin Group, comments,

“The high performance of Edit’s media team really impressed me, especially with winning a Silver at the recent DMA awards for their work for the RSPCA, against intense competition from the big four media groups. Becoming Join the Dots gives them the opportunity to have their own voice, and concentrate on what they deliver best, bespoke channel-agnostic media planning and delivery that thrills their clients with amazing results. Their addition to The Salocin Group is part of building out the Media Optimisation pillar in our planned expansion to achieve connected customer experiences through the entire marketing funnel.”

Join the Dots, delivers data-led media planning and buying for some of the country’s most recognised brands, including The Salvation Army, RSPCA, Mars Petfoods, Sky and BT. Working across sectors including Retail, Utilities, Financial Services, and Not-for-Profit with an experienced team based in London and Bath. The company has close to 25-years of media and campaign management expertise, with a leadership team well-versed in scaling profitable marketing businesses.

The rebranding of the media agency team will allow both Join the Dots and Edit to maintain focus on their core competencies: Edit on helping clients maximise the value of their 1st-party data and customer retention, Join the Dots on the profitable acquisition of new customers based on insight. Both will continue to work closely together, as well as continuing to collaborate on major marketing, data, and digital transformation programmes for both private and third sector clients.

Ben Briggs, Managing Partner of Join the Dots comments,

“The marketing industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and it’s become full of buzzwords, jargon, and meaningless metrics. To me, Join the dots means simplicity and creating connections. Dots, like data, on their own are meaningless, but it’s when you start to join those data dots together, turning that data into insight, you start to bring those dots to life. Connecting audiences to communications channels, online with offline, acquisition to retention, and analogue with digital to drive better business outcomes.”

Ex-Proximity Global CEO Dodds to Bolster Board at The Salocin Group

Ex-Proximity Global CEO Dodds to Bolster Board at The Salocin Group

LONDON, 17 January 2022: The Salocin Group is boosting its senior leadership team with the appointment of former Proximity Worldwide Global CEO Mike Dodds to its board.

Dodds will assist with The Salocin Group’s growth strategy as it embarks on an ambitious buy-and-build plan to create a unified, multidisciplined, data-powered marketing group. He will report to Nick Dixon, Chairman & CEO of The Salocin Group.

As advisory board director of The Salocin Group, Dodd’s remit includes working closely with the leadership team at Edit, with a core focus on building and increasing the value of the agency through new business, new capabilities, and new talent.

Edit, the London and Bath based data and technology driven marketing agency, was acquired by The Salocin Group at the end of 2021. The group secured private equity backing from NVM to fund the purchase.  Edit recently hit the headlines as one of the big winners at the DMA Awards in December, including landing Gold in the Automotive category for its work for Jaguar Land Rover.

Dodds, who left Proximity Worldwide as CEO in January 2021 to pursue a portfolio career, has an enviable track record in the personalised customer experience industry that spans over 30 years.  This includes the leadership of two agencies that have been considered the best in this sector at various points over the last 15 years, OgilvyOne and Proximity London.  During this period he also played a key role in many of those agency’s significant relationships with brands including the BBC, Lloyds Banking Group, BT and VW.  

Nick Dixon, Chairman & CEO of The Salocin Group, said: “Mike is a serial winner with an enviable track record of building fantastic businesses and driving growth in this sector. He’s worked with the biggest clients and led two significant agencies in the connected customer experience space. We can’t wait to tap into that knowledge and expertise. Mike’s arrival couldn’t be better timed in terms of accelerating the plan we have put in place for The Salocin Group and Edit.”

Dodds added:“I’m super excited to be supporting Nick and the management team at Edit. I’ve been around the block enough to recognise that Edit is a hidden gem that we will be hearing a lot more about over the next couple of years.  This, combined with Nick’s ambitious plan to build a significant connected customer experience offering, is going to create another very significant player in this dynamic sector of the market.”

ENDS

For more information, contact: 

Bhavna Mistry, Velvet PR, on 07712 836452 bhavna@velvetpr.biz 

Tom Ingoldby, Velvet PR, on 07825 814 634 tom@velvetpr.biz

About Edit

Edit is a 120-strong data and technology driven marketing services agency. Previously part of global digital transformation consultancy Kin + Carta, it was acquired by The Salocin Group in November 2021. 

Edit’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Shell, Tesco Bank, and The British Heart Foundation. Based out of London and Bath, Edit’s team consists of data scientists, engineers, technology strategists, and planners who are focused on delivering attributable growth for across multiple business sectors.

To find out more, head to edit.co.uk.

Edit, part of the Salocin Group wins Gold at the DMA Awards

Edit, part of The Salocin Group Wins Gold at the DMA Awards

At the Data Marketing Association Awards held in London on the 7th of December, The Salocin Group owned business Edit, scooped an impressive 6 awards across 5 categories.

Edit’s team were delighted to receive 2 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze awards for their print media campaigns for Jaguar Land Rover and the RSPCA.

The wins demonstrate the broad capabilities of the business, with their Intelligent DataConnected Acquisition, and Transformational CRM teams all contributing towards the winning work.

Edit’s Managing Director, Rob McGowan, was thrilled to share the great news,

I’m delighted that Edit won 6 awards last night, this is the third year in a row we’ve been successful at the DMA’s and it’s all thanks to the hard work of our dedicated teams, we’d also like to extend our thanks to the clients, and partners we’ve worked with on these award-winning projects, Jaguar Land Rover, Spark 44 and the RSPCA“.

The winning entries are as follows:

Entry: Land Rover Defender ‘Just Add Water. And Mud. And Ruts. And Rocks…’ 

Category: Automotive   

Award: Gold

Entry: Land Rover Defender – ‘Build Your Own Adventure’

Category: Best Use of mail

Award: Gold   

Entry: New Jaguar F-TYPE – ‘Exhilaration at Every Turn’

Category: Automotive

Award: Silver

Entry: Really, S – Successful, P – Print, C – Christmas, A – Appeal (RSPCA)

Category: Unaddressed Mail

Award: Silver

Entry: Land Rover Defender ‘Life at 45 Degrees’

Category: Best Use of Mail

Award: Bronze

Entry: New Land Rover Discovery

Category: Launch Campaign

Award: Bronze

A full list of the award categories and winners can be found on the DMA Awards website.