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IAS now consults on mergers and acquisitions

The Independent Agency Search & Selection company (IAS) has announced the launch of a new mergers and acquisitions division: IAS M&A. “With our extensive knowledge of the local and international marketing communications industry, we are very well-placed to provide this service in South Africa and internationally,” says Johanna McDowell, IAS CEO and founder. McDowell sees […]

JCDecaux completes acquisition of Continental Outdoor Media

JCDecaux SA, the global outdoor advertising company, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Continental Outdoor Media, in partnership with a community-owned investment company, Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH), with a shareholding split of 70/30. — MarkLives’ round-up of top ad and media industry news and opinion in your mailbox every Monday and Thursday. […]

An Epic acquisition for Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications. The agency will be aligned with Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications network, MSLGROUP, and will operate as “Epic MSLGROUP”. Elian Wiener remains as CEO. Comments Anders Kempe, president, EMEA at MSLGROUP, “We’re delighted to welcome Epic Communications to the MSLGROUP family. They are […]

TBWA plans up to six acquisitions

by Herman Manson (@marklives) TBWA is looking at as many as six more acquisitions spread out over the next four quarters, says Derek Bouwer, ‎CEO at TBWA\South Africa. At the end of 2013, TBWA acquired 80% stake in youth marketing agency, HDI Youth Marketeers. It also increased its stake in marketing agency Openco to 51% from a previous holding of 30%.

Media statement from Publicis Groupe on Synergize acquisition

Media statement from Publicis Groupe: PUBLICIS GROUPE ACQUIRES LEADING DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY ‘SYNERGIZE’ IN SOUTH AFRICA #BIGLoveBIGData for Synergize and Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa Publicis Groupe has announced the 100% acquisition of South African digital search marketing company, Synergize. Founded in 1999, Synergize is one of only a few Google Analytics accredited agencies in […]