Revolving Door: Attik Gets Snapped Up by Dentsu

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By Steve Delahoyde Comment

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You’ll recall that, from time to time, dating all the way back to when we first started writing for this here site, we’ve reported on the doings of the San Francisco design firm, Attik. Well, this week provided a big story, as it’s being reported that Attik has been purchased by the American arm of the Japanese firm Dentsu (PDF). According to AdWeek, they’re keeping their offices just as they are in San Francisco, but shutting down operations and moving in at their new owner’s digs in New York and West Hollywood. What do either company and their top ranks say about all of this? Unfortunately, nobody is talking.

Tim Andree, CEO of Dentsu America, declined comment. Executives at Attik could not be immediately reached.

The move is in keeping with ongoing consolidation in the space that includes Publicis Groupe‘s acquisition of Boston-based i-shop Digitas in January. WPP Group has also been active in the space; the holding company completed its purchase of 350-person digital shop Blast Radius this week; earlier this year, it bought 24/7 Real Media, Refinery and Schematic.

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