Booth Lockett Makin to start up creative services operation

Booth Lockett Makin is launching a creative services company called Blaze and has drafted in Bob Maddams, a former creative at M&C Saatchi, to be the creative director of the new operation.

Blaze will offer a range of services, including advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, sponsorship and content provision. It also intends to operate as a focal point for all the production requirements a client might have.

The company aims to attract clients from within the existing BLM Group portfolio, which includes advertisers such as Thomas Cook and Stepstone, as well as winning new standalone business.

Blaze will also tap the BLM media resource. Maddams, said: 'Nobody has looked at the relationship between media and creativity in this way before.

We're offering something that will allow the right kind of clients to fully exploit the new opportunities in media that are emerging.

Steve Booth, a managing partner of BLM, added: 'Agencies will always be the brand architects and Blaze can work alongside them.'