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Huskies Welcome Brando to The Pack

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Some news from Huskies HQ…

In the Company of Huskies are delighted to announce the acquisition of Brando this week, and welcome MD at Brando Darren McGrath and his team to the Huskies pack. It’s an exciting time for us at Huskies and marks the next step in our journey to create an agency that is well placed to solve brand and business problems in today’s connected world. We’re now an agency of over 55 people - full of above the line talent as well as having the best in digital expertise, which is our heritage. This news comes off the back of an already successful 2016, where we have become the first Irish member of SoDA and have succeeded in 3 of 4 new business pitches. So what will the rest of 2016 have in store? Stay tuned…

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News Release 12 May 2016 

Huskies acquire Brando

 

In the Company of Huskies announced this week, 12 May 2016, the acquisition of advertising agency Brando. The acquisition is for an undisclosed sum and turnover of Huskies is estimated to grow from an estimated €6m to €8m with an increase in staff to over 55 people. The management structure and board of Huskies will remain as it is. 

Jonathan Forrest, CEO In the Company of Huskies comments; “As a creative agency with deep digital DNA, we are constantly assessing and adapting our structure to ensure our clients capitalise on the next wave of disruption. The recent addition of above the line and big brand creative talent combined with our digital heritage attest to our commitment. We’ve been in dialogue with Brando for a long time and the circumstances are now right to take the next step in our journey to create the agency we believe is best suited to solve the contemporary brand and business problems clients face in today’s world.”

Darren McGrath, MD at Brando comments; “I’m excited Brando are joining the Huskies’ pack. There are great synergies in the experience and expertise of both agencies. We look forward to accelerating the growth of our client’s business by broadening and deepening our service offering.”

Jonathan Forrest concludes: “As we have grown our size over the last couple of years, with the addition of this acquisition we are increasingly an attractive option for larger clients who wish to benefit from our approach. This is just another step in our journey to transform the way brands and people communicate and become the most relevant agency in the market.”

To date in 2016 Huskies have been appointed as members of SoDA (Society of Digital Agencies), have landed three out of four new business wins so far this year and continue to combine the best ATL expertise with their deep digital DNA...

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