Callahan Creek Adds CHRW’s Agency Ops

CHICAGO Independent agency Callahan Creek has acquired creative boutique CHRW, the shop said.

“This is an exciting move for us,” said Callahan Creek president and CEO Cindy Maude, in a statement. “CHRW brings wonderful people, a wealth of talent and a great client list to Callahan Creek.”

As part of the deal, Lawrence, Kan.-based Callahan Creek will acquire the advertising agency operations of CHRW of Kansas City, Mo. CHRW’s interactive arm, Emfluence, will remain independent but will have a strategic alliance with Callahan Creek. Terms were undisclosed.

CHRW clients, which include Boulevard Brewing Co., Indigo Wild, American Century Investments and The Roasterie, will join Callahan Creek’s roster, whose accounts include Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Sprint, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics and the Kansas Department of Commerce.