The Bloc promoted two executives, Dan Sontupe and Matt Silver, to leadership positions Tuesday morning. 

After 13 years at the 2024 MM+M Agency 100 honoree, Sontupe has been promoted to the position of president and associate partner at its subsidiary The Value Builders. Meanwhile, Silver has been appointed as the president of The Bloc New York. 

Both of these executives will report directly to The Bloc’s global CEO Jennifer Matthews. 

“The acquisitions and partnerships we announced last year were part of a larger global strategy to take our agency to new heights,” she said in a statement. “Today we share the next chapter in our growth story. I am delighted to announce Dan and Matt’s remarkable leadership promotions within The Bloc agency. These individuals exemplify the agency’s core values and bring extraordinary expertise to their new roles. I am confident that their vision and leadership will drive a positive impact that fosters continued growth and success for The Bloc.”

It’s been a busy year or so for The Bloc, which was recently listed on the 2024 MM+M Agency 100 list.

From 2022 to 2023, its revenue slid 1% to $42 million and its overall staff size was roughly unchanged at 180 employees.

In 2023, the agency set its sights overseas and announced the establishment of a consultancy division and joint venture called The Bloc in Germany.

The Bloc also acquired an Italian health communications agency called Thenewway as well as a full-service health creative agency in Switzerland called X-Ray and formalized partnerships with both Impact Communications Partners and BioMedCom Partners.

From a personnel perspective, The Bloc added global chief creative officer Stephanie Berman from Hill Holliday Health; head of creative and experience Adam Hessel from Ogilvy Health as well as EVP, managing director Matt Silver and SVP, director of applied behavioral science Tara Rice, from McCann Health New York. 

As for the Value Builders, the subsidiary also earned a spot on the 2024 MM+M Agency 100 list with a revenue of $11.3 million, representing 18% year-over-year growth. The brand grew from five original members in 2014 to a staff exceeding more than 40 full-timers one decade later.

The Value Builders was also a finalist at the MM+M Awards each of the past two years for  Market Access Agency of the Year.