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Forced to Flee Venezuela, These Agency Founders Recall Their Path to Success

Miami agency El Autobús was recently acquired by Anchor Worldwide.

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Code and Theory Adds Kettle as Clients Pursue Digital Transformation

Digital shop has worked with clients including American Express, Discover and National Geographic.

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Retail M&A Grew in 2020, With More Deals Expected in 2021

Total value of 2020 deals outstripped 2019, and there's plenty of liquidity among major players.

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Adweek Acquires Social Media Week

Mergers & Acquisitions

Adweek will acquire Social Media Week and its flagship properties, including Social Media Week Conferences, SMW News & Insights and its recently launched streaming platform SMW+.

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Exclusive: S4 Capital Acquires 2 Agencies, Signals More to Come in 2021

Decoded Advertising and Metric Theory join the S4 fold.

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MDC Partners and Stagwell Group Agree to Merge

The deal has been in the works since June.

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Independent Agency The Shipyard Acquires Mering

The two shops are part of Worldwide Partners, a network of owner-operated agencies.

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Guess Who’s Going to Buy You? That’s Right…Your Advertiser

Barstool Sports launched as a print publication in 2003. Since then, they’ve become a multi-million dollar diversified sports and pop culture media company. Barstool recently sold to one of their [...]

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Digital Consolidation: Here for the Long Haul or Another Passing Fad?

In the world of digital publishing, mergers and acquisitions have become almost commonplace, with consolidation dominating the 2019 headlines. From Vox Media’s acquisition of New York Media to Bustle Digital [...]

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Meredith Stumbles with Time Inc. Purchase, and Now Lawyers Are Circling

At least five law firms have announced actual or potential class-action lawsuits against Meredith Corporation following the company’s disappointing earnings report and forecast last week. A lawsuit filed in a [...]

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Publishing Insiders React to Sale of National Distributor Curtis Circulation

It’s the dawn of a new era: The last remaining national distributor, the ANC-owned Comag Marketing Group, has bought the second-to-last remaining one, Curtis Circulation Company; and if I’m doing [...]

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Of the New Healthcare Logos in Mergers, Which Ones Will Become Brands?

All across the nation, the healthcare delivery system is consolidating, producing organizations with larger geographic footprints and operating under new names and logos. As familiar names become subordinate or vanish [...]

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Greater Pricing Power: The Not-So-Secret Secret Behind the Quad-LSC Deal

Wall Street analysts hate Quad/Graphics’ proposed purchase of fellow mega-printer LSC Communications because they don’t understand the deal. Publishers hate the deal because they do understand it. “Investors do not [...]

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How the Quad-LSC Megadeal Will Impact Publishers

Major U.S. publishers got a big surprise last week when they learned there might be only one printer able to produce their magazines and catalogs.

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Adobe Cloud Integrating Magento: Personalized, Experience-Driven Commerce Just Became a Thing

Adobe announced they are integrating Magento commerce cloud into the Adobe Experience Cloud at MagentoLive in Barcelona. What does this mean? Adobe will make every experience personal while Magento is [...]