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The Shipyard, a small agency based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired independent shop Mering.
Mering was founded 35 years ago by Dave Mering in Sacramento, California. Formerly known as MeringCarson, the agency changed its name last year after Greg Carson, its longtime partner and chief creative officer, left.
The Shipyard was started nearly 10 years go by Rick Milenthal after his former shop, Engauge, was acquired by Publicis Groupe.
Together, the new entity will employ 120 people across four offices.