Ogilvy & Mather acquires Gloo Digital Design in South Africa

ogilvyWPP’s wholly-owned marketing communications network, Ogilvy & Mather, has acquired Gloo Digital Design, a South African digital design agency, specialising in creative campaign solutions for all sectors across the digital media space.

Founded in 2005, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Gloo is one of South Africa’s most awarded digital agencies and has been named Digital Agency of the Year, every year for the past seven years, by Financial Mail’s AdFocus Awards. Gloo’s audited revenues for the financial year ended June 2014 were ZAR 70.5 million with gross assets as at the same date of ZAR 27.5 million.

UK, London & South Africa, Cape Town

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Ogilvy & Mather acquires a majority stake in Memac in the MENA region

ogilvyWPP‘s wholly-owned marketing communications network, Ogilvy & Mather, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Memac Ogilvy, a  marketing services company covering markets throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Founded in Bahrain in 1984, Memac Ogilvy has been associated with Ogilvy & Mather since 1986. Ogilvy & Mather has been a minority shareholder since 1998. Within the Memac Ogilvy group are also the OgilvyOne, OgilvyAction, Ogilvy Public Relations, neo@Ogilvy, Geometry Global and CB’a Memac brands, as well as holding partnership interests in Mindshare MENA, AMRB and MediaCom.

Memac Ogilvy serves over 150 international, regional and local brands including Almarai, Coca-Cola, Arab Bank, IBM and American Express and employs over 570 people in its 14 offices throughout the region. Memac’s consolidated unaudited revenues for the year ended 31 December 2013 were US$ 80 million, with gross assets as at the same date of US$ 42.7 million.

Uk, London and Bahrain

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Ogilvy & Mather acquires a majority stake in Memac in the MENA region

wppWPP’s wholly-owned marketing communications network, Ogilvy & Mather, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Memac Ogilvy, a leading marketing services company covering markets throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Founded in Bahrain in 1984, Memac Ogilvy has been associated with Ogilvy & Mather since 1986. Ogilvy & Mather has been a minority shareholder since 1998. Within the Memac Ogilvy group are also the OgilvyOne, OgilvyAction, Ogilvy Public Relations, neo@Ogilvy, Geometry Global and CB’a Memac brands, as well as holding partnership interests in Mindshare MENA, AMRB and MediaCom.

Memac Ogilvy serves over 150 international, regional and local brands including Almarai, Coca-Cola, Arab Bank, IBM and American Express and employs over 570 people in its 14 offices throughout the region. Memac’s consolidated unaudited revenues for the year ended 31 December 2013 were US$ 80 million, with gross assets as at the same date of US$ 42.7 million.

UK, London & Bahrain

Ogilvy buys 33.3% stake in DTDigital

Ogilvy & Mather has acquired a 33.3% position in STW’s digital communications firm, DTDigital.

Australian digital agency DTDigital joined STW Group in 2003 and during the next eight years grew revenues from $1 million per annum to forecast revenue for 2012 of $14 million. Clients include Bunnings, Myer and NAB.

For the past four years, DTDigital has been working alongside Ogilvy in Melbourne. Today DTDigital has more than 110 full-time staff in its Melbourne office. STW Group owns 66.7% of Ogilvy Group Australia, with WPP holding the remaining 33.3%. The investment by WPP in DTDigital brings its ownership in line with that of Ogilvy Australia.

“Ogilvy know brand, social and CRM while DTDigital provides great digital, channel and technology skills making the combination a winning formula. We have worked in partnership for the past four years and acquiring part of DTDigital cements that relationship, allowing us to offer first class integrated digital to clients inside Australia and across Asia,” said Paul Heath, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific.

Australia, Sydney

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